Kendrick Lamar leads the way with eight nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, with Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Ariana Grande among the other nominees.

Kendrick has been nominated for Artist of the Year with his HUMBLE music video, which was directed by Dave Meyers and The Little Homies, shortlisted in the Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects and Best Choreography categories.

In the Artist of the Year category he has been named alongside Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Lorde.

The other Video of the Year contenders are Bruno Mars' 24K Magic, Alessia Cara's Scars To Your Beautiful, DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller's Wild Thoughts and The Weeknd's Reminder.

Harry Styles' debut solo single Sign of the Times sees the Dunkirk star earn his first ever VMA nominations without his One Direction bandmates. He has been nominated for Best Pop and Best Visual Effects.

Ed Sheeran's comeback after a short break sees the star given the nod in the Artist of the Year, Best Pop (Shape of You) and Best Cinematography (Castle on the Hill) sections.

The full list of nominees:

Video of the year

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts

The Weeknd - Reminder

Artist of the year

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd

Lorde

Best new artist

Khalid

Kodak Black

SZA

Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus

Best collaboration

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Anymore

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels

Zayn & Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

Best pop

Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better

Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

Best hip-hop

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Big Sean - Bounce Back

Chance the Rapper - Same Drugs

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad & Boujee

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne - I'm The One

Best dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara - Stay

Kygo x Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

Calvin Harris - My Way

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and M0 - Cold Water

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla  ign - Gone

Best rock

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams

Fall Out Boy - Young And Menace

Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysoul

Green Day - Bang Bang

Foo Fighters - Run

Best fight against the system

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson - Black SpiderMan

The Hamilton Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)

Big Sean - Light

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley - Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL

John Legend - Surefire

Best cinematography

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE

Imagine Dragons - Thunder

Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak

Halsey - Now Or Never

Best direction

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

The Weeknd - Reminder

Best art direction

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Katy Perry ft. Migos - Bon Appetit

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd - Reminder

Best visual effects

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty - iSpy

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times

Best choreography

Kanye West - Fade

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - Side To Side

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Sia - The Greatest

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down

Best editing

Future - Mask Off

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean

Lorde - Green Light

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer

The Weeknd - Reminder