The prize for the Best Female and Best Male Video will be combined into the same Artist of the Year trophy.
The nominees for this category are:
- Ariana Grande
- Ed Sheeran
- Kendrick Lamar
- The Weeknd
- Bruno Mars
LGBTQ artists have been nominated for the MTV Music Awards such as pansexual singer Miley Cyrus in the Best Pop Video category for her song "Malibu", lesbian rapper Young M.A has been nominated for Best New Artist, and the openly bisexual singer Halsey was nominated for Best Cinematography for her song "Now or Never".