VMA's First-Ever 'Best Video With a Message' Nominees Announced

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MTV has announced the first-ever "Best Video With a Message" category. The special category, in conjunction with MTV Act, celebrates the union between music and social activism, and highlights artists who created music videos that made us think about the world around us. These artists could have just made party songs, but instead they also took a stand against bullying, fought for LGBT rights and reminded us why we're all special. You've watched the videos on repeat, sang the songs in the shower, and turned them into rally cries.

Read more about who nabbed a nomination and how to vote at MTV act.