In celebration for her nine Video Music Award nominations, pop singer Taylor Swift posted a throwback exclusive video of her training for “Bad Blood.”
“Bad Blood” is nominated for nine categories – Video of the Year, Best Female, Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. And to celebrate, the “Shake It Off” singer took her fans back in the development stages of the video. She posted on Instagram an old video of her training for the Joseph Khan film. “Throwback to my first day of fight training for the Bad Blood music video,” she wrote. “Thank you so much for the 9 nominations. You can vote for Video of the Year NOW!!!”
The star-studded action music video marked its debut at the Billboard Music Awards, E! Online reported. So far, “Bad Blood” leads the MTV VMA Nominations. It stands against Beyoncé’s "7/11," Ed Sheeran’s "Thinking Out Loud," Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ "Uptown Funk" and Kendrick Lamar’s "Alright" for the top title of Video of the Year.
Along with Swift’s success, her best pal Sheeran also leads the VMA nominations together with Beyoncé. The British singer-songwriter received six nods for “Thinking Out Loud” and “Don’t,” while Beyoncé took hold of five nominations for “7/11,” the Daily Mail noted. The three hit artists are all vying for the Video of the Year.
Meanwhile, Billboard reported that this year’s MTV VMAs will be hosted by Miley Cyrus. The “Party In The U.S.A.” singer won last year’s Video of the Year award for “Wrecking Ball.”
Fans can vote for their favorite music videos online via MTV’s website. The 2015 MTV VMAs will air live on Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. EST from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.