The pop superstars collaborated on United Kingdom number one single Rain On Me, which is nominated in seven categories.
It's raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me" at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Voss Events" Drive "N Drag tour - which features a roster of RuPaul's Drag Race queens like Aquaria, Jaida Essence Hall, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo performing socially distanced, drive-in numbers for attendees - continues now through August 23, hitting Chicago, Seattle, and the Washington, D.C., area before it wraps. Thank u for including me in this and to @MTV for the nominations. "Rain on Me" is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography.More news: Lions QB Matthew Stafford placed on COVID-19/reserve list
Swift, who released a surprise album last week, will also compete for video for good with her song about sexism, 'The Man.' She scored five nominations overall, while Drake, Dua Lipa, J Balvin, and Bieber earned four nominations apiece.
"BTS, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Future, Karol G along with Doja Cat - that topped the charts this season along with her Dr. Luke-produced crush" Say So" - also got three nods each.
However, both Grande and Eilish were overlooked in the coveted artist of the year race, which is comprised of Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Bieber and DaBaby.More news: Google's Autofill Getting Last Thing It Truly Needed
Lady Gaga, singer John Legend, rapper Post Malone and disc jockey D-Nice all won nominations in the special Best Quarantine Performance category for their appearances earlier this year on a series of virtual concerts, fund-raisers and social media events.
The best music video from home category includes Grande and Bieber's lockdown ballad Stuck With U and Drake's viral video for Toosie Slide, among others.
Meanwhile, 2020 MTV VMA will take place in NY with performances all across the five boroughs and will air live on August 30th at 8 PM ET/PT.More news: Immobile equals Serie A scoring record in Lazio loss at Napoli
Fans can cast their votes for the show's categories on the awards show website until August 23.