BreatheHeavy Predicts This Year’s VMA Winners

BreatheHeavy Predicts This Year's VMA Winners

Who's going to win what? Let's guess...

BreatheHeavy predicted who we thought would win in each of the main categories last month, and will promptly remind you how accurate we weren't later tonight.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”




You'd think 1989 was the year of Taylor Swift, but we assure you it's 2015. Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" featuring Kendrick Lamar broke Vevo's most views in a 24-hour period record previously held by Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," soared to No. 1 immediately after its premiere at the Billboard Music Awards and featured an all-star cast of female pioneers Taylor's besties.



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




The Weeknd seemingly came out of nowhere this year, but he earned a spot as one of music's most influential with songs like "Earned It" from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, followed by his recent releases like "The Hills" and "I Can't Feel My Face."



BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”




We'll give to Beyonce. She knows how to break the Internet and create a unique music video that's original enough to set her apart from the current trends, and simple enough to birth a sea of parodies. Should it be video of the year? Absolutely not, but we think MTV is out for blood and desperately want Bey's presence.



BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”




We loved chanting Big Sean's "IDFWU" in the clubs and cars, but the Yeezy-assisted video doesn't hold a candle to all the ass that we got from Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda." Plus, you can't forget that Drake lap dance. It was part confusing and part gross, but oh so entertaining. Those 488 million YouTube views don't lie.



BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”




We'll admit that this was a tough one to predict, but considering the multi-category contenders, we're going to give this one to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Whether you liked it or not, "Uptown Funk" was everywhere. And even though they're up against Taylor and her crazy white girl antics in "Blank Space," MTV can't give her ALL of the awards, right?



BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?




This year's rock category has major players battling for Best Rock Video. Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman" saw high rotation on radio, as did Walk The Moon's "Shut Up and Dance," but regardless we're leaning towards Hozier because “Take Me To Church” was literally. fucking. everywhere. Our second pick was Florence + the Machine's “Ship To Wreck,” but that's not the game (isn't it, though?).



ARTIST TO WATCH presented by Taco Bell®
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”




British singer-songwriter George Ezra says "Budapest" off his debut album Wanted on Voyage was his first attempt to write a love song, but really, it's about being too hungover from partying the night before and missing his train to Budapest. Yep, definitely one to keep an eye on.



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




"See You Again" certainly bombarded your spring and summer this year, thanks to the heart-wrenching collaboration from Wiz Khalifa and newcomer Charlie Puth. Their somber song served as the Furious 7 movie's feature soundtrack and a pleasant reminder to keep actor Paul Walker in our hearts.



VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”




Big Sean, Kanye West and John Legend's message in “One Man Can Change the World” is honest and resonates with everyone: reach for the stars. The collaboration between some of music's greatest talents proves it just takes one brave soul to lead a movement. In this case... three. Plus, if Kanye West doesn't receive an award while T Swift racks them up, there's going to be a major problem.

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