Buzz Bites (7/17/13): VMA 2013 Voting Is Now Open!

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Get the 2013 MTV VMA nominees, and start voting!

+ You asked/ tweeted incessantly about the 2013 VMA nominees! Well, they’re FINALLY HERE! The 2013 VMA nominees have been announced, and voting is now open! Check out the 2013 MTV VMA nominees, and vote before the KAWS Moonman heads to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the 2013 VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 25!

+ Congratulations to Adam Levine and his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo, on their engagement! ”The couple recently reunited and Adam proposed this weekend in Los Angeles,” the Maroon 5 singer’s rep told People. (MTV News)

Fergie and Josh Duhamel are having a baby boy! In a promo for Duhamel’s appearance today on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” he is seen picking a blue onesie during a game of “Du or Don’t Part II: Baby Edition.” (MTV News)

+ Watch Beyoncé perform “Bow Down” live for the first time. She dropped it live during her hometown Houston show on Monday. (RapFix)

+ Harvard is giving props to Nas via a Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, which will fund scholars and artists connected to hip-hop. “It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work… and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of,” Nas said. (RapFix)

+ Tune in to “RapFix Live” today at 4 p.m. ET for a conversation about the George Zimmerman verdict, with guests Wyclef JeanProdigyStyles PDJ Khaled, and more on MTV Jams and RapFix.MTV.com. Tweet questions to @MTVRapFix with the hashtag #RapFixLive. (MTV News)

+ The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, which awards $30,000 to the artist behind the year’s best Canadian album regardless of genre, has been released. Tegan and Sara, Metric, and Purity Ring are among the artists who made the list. The winner will be announced on September 23 at a gala in Toronto. (Billboard)

Cast your vote NOW for this year’s Video Music Award winners from the 2013 VMA Nominees. The 2013 Video Music Awards air August 25 on MTV and VMA.MTV.com, live from the Brooklyn Barclays Center. No sleep til Brooklyn!

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