Here Are Some Major Predictions for MTV VMA Winners
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Here Are Some Major Predictions for MTV VMA Winners

We’re totally not tuning into Sunday’s MTV VMAs to see how many times our fave musician hits the stage to accept a Moonman. We’re really planning on watching the show to check out all the OMG moments, find out who Taylor Swift shows up with and get inspo for DIY red carpet recreations. You know, the essentials ;)

BUT it is fun to play “Predict the Winner.”

That’s why we wanted to find out who streaming services Spotify and Pandora believe will take home an armful of Moonmen this weekend. Check out their predictions below, then adjust your VMAs ballot accordingly.

Spotify’s VMA Predictions

Spotify’s predictions were determined by which artists and songs have been most listened to by the 75 million users on the streaming service. Clear frontrunners include Ed Sheeran and Fetty Wap, whose “Trap Queen” comes out on top of all the nominees as Spotify’s most streamed song from the bunch (does that count as a win?!). If you’re trying to blast all the VMA-nominated tunes on repeat pre- and post-show, check out Spotify’s MTV VMA nominees playlist. After you check out the predictions below, of course ;)

Video of the Year:

  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé, “Feeling Myself” (if it were nominated)
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”*

Best Male Video:

  • The Weeknd, “Earned It”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • Nick Jonas, “Chains”

Best Female Video:

  • Sia, “Elastic Heart”
  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
  • Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”*

Best Hip-Hop Video:

  • Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • Big Sean ft. E-40, “IDFWU”
  • Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”

Best Pop Video:

  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Maroon 5, “Sugar”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”*

Best Collaboration:

  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Ariana Grande + The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder”
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”*

Artist to Watch (Ranked by total number of artist streams):

  • Fetty Wap
  • James Bay
  • Vance Joy
  • George Ezra
  • FKA Twigs

Oh, and all those asterisks next to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” denote her lack of a presence on the streaming service. Come on, Taylor, join in on the prediction fun. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Pandora’s VMA Predictions

Just like Spotify’s songs of the summer list, we thoroughly enjoyed Pandora’s post-Memorial Day, pre-Labor Day jam suggestions. So of course we wanted to find out who the music streamer believes would take home a Moonman or two Sunday night as well. Check out some of Pandora’s predictions based on how many thumbs up Pandora listeners have given nominees below. Same as Spotify, looks like Ed + Fetty Wap are in for a big evening come Sunday.

Video of the Year:

  • Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Artist to Watch:

  • Fetty Wap
  • Vance Joy
  • George Ezra
  • James Bay
  • FKA Twigs

Song of the Summer:

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
  • Silentó, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”
  • Fifth Harmony, “Worth It”
  • David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hey Mama”
  • Fetty Wap, “My Way”
  • Major Lazer, “Lean On”
  • Skrillex + Diplo ft. Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”
  • OMI, “Cheerleader”
  • The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
  • Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky, “Good For You”
  • Demi Lovato, “Cool For the Summer”
  • 5 Seconds of Summer, “She’s Kinda Hot”

Who do you think will win big at this year’s MTV VMAs? Shout those names at us in the comments.

(Photo via @MTV)