The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards nominees represent the best of what we have listened

On Tuesday, MTV announced the nominees for its 2022 show, which pegs Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X in the lead with seven nominations a piece

Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd were also among the top contenders, heading into next month's show with five nominations a piece

This year's VMAs will also see 26 first-time nominees be up for a Moon person, including Baby Keem, GAYLE, Kacey Musgraves and Måneskin -- each with multiple nods

This year, the VMAs are returning to the Garden State, for its first show in New Jersey since its iconic 2019 production

While a host for this year's show has yet to be revealed, the winners will be announced in front of a live audience during the show, on Aug. 28

For the third consecutive year, the VMAs will also simulcast on The CW Network, making the show available to an expanded broadcast audience

Beginning Tuesday, fans can vote for their favorites across 22 gender-neutral categories by visiting through Friday, Aug. 19.