5 VMA Nominees To Keep Your Eyes and Ears On
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The MTV Video Music Awards highlight some of the year's most accomplished artists, best songs and most creative music videos.

While well-known stars like Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry and The Weeknd dominate this year's nominations, we decided to spotlight some of the newer artists ahead of Sunday's show.

Listed below are five VMA nominees to keep your eyes and ears on.


SZA -- pronounced "sizza" -- is a newcomer to the R&B scene. You've likely heard her breakout song, "Love Galore," featuring Travis Scott because it's only on the radio every half hour. But we're not complaining. The 26 year old is nominated for Best New Artist, and because we know you're curious, her birth name is actually Solána Imani Rowe. As she revealed on Twitter last year, "first name [means] sunshine, middle name [means] faith."


Khalid Robinson is also nominated for Best New Artist. You've also likely heard his breakout song, "Location." The singer-songwriter is only 19 years old and already has a second song on Billboard's Hot 100, "Young, Dumb & Broke," which is featured above.

Julia Michaels

23-year-old Julia Michaels has been on the map since before her pop hit, "Issues." She actually co-wrote Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" with Justin Tranter. She also helped write Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Nick Jonas' "Close" and Gwen Stefani's "Used to Love You." She's nominated for Best New Artist.


There's a good chance you've heard KYLE's breakout hit, "iSpy," featuring Lil Yachty, and if you haven't, we've included it above. KYLE is also nominated for Best New Artist even though he's been on the map since 2013. "Nothing 2 Lose" is the 24-year-old singer's latest track.


D.R.A.M. -- which stands for "Does Real Ass Music" -- has also been on the map for a few years but hasn't had a hit as big as "Broccoli," featuring Lil Yachty, until now. The 29 year old is a rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He's nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Song for "Broccoli," featured above.


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