Cardi B, The Carters, Drake & Childish Gambino Lead 2018 MTV VMAs Nominations

Taking place on August 20.

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Recently, MTV announced the nominees for their upcoming Video Music Awards (VMAs). Taking place next month, the nominations is led by Cardi B, who landed 10 nominations including the coveted Artist of the Year award. The Carters, aka Beyonce and Jay Z, follow behind with eight nods; Drake and Childish Gambino both have seven nods. Other artists to recieve nominations include Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, N.E.R.D., Logic and Lil Uzi Vert. The VMAs will take place on August 20 at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall. See the list of nominations below.

2018 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars (Feat. Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello (Feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR:

Bruno Mars (Feat. Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello (Feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Post Malone (Feat. 21 Savage) – “rockstar”

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Bazzi
Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION:

Bebe Rexha (Feat. Florida Georgia Line) – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars (Feat. Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”
The Carters – “APES**T”
Jennifer Lopez (Feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B) – “Dinero”
Logic (Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR:

Chloe x Halle
Sigrid
Lil Xan
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez
Tee Grizzley
Bishop Briggs
Grace VanderWaal
Why Don’t We
PRETTYMUCH
SZA
Kacy Hill
Khalid
KYL
Noah Cyrus

BEST POP:

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello (Feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST HIP HOP:

Cardi B (Feat. 21 Savage)
The Carters – “APES**T”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos (Feat. Drake) – “Walk It Talk It”
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

BEST LATIN:

Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Jennifer Lopez (Feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B) – “Dinero”
Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira (Feat. Maluma) – “Chantaje”

BEST DANCE:

Avicii (Feat. Rita Ora) – “Lonely Together”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello (Feat. Khalid) – “Silence”
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

BEST ROCK:

Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Linkin Park – “One More Light”
Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE:

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – ‘God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic (Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid) – “1-800-273-8255”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
The Carters – “APES—”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Eminem (Feat. Ed Sheeran) – “River”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST DIRECTION:

The Carters – “APES—”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake (Feat. Chris Stapleton) – “Say Something”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST ART DIRECTION:

The Carters – “APES**T” – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday
J. Cole – “ATM” – Art Direction by Miles Mullin
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen
SZA – “The Weekend” – Art Direction by SZA and Solange
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Art Direction by Brett Hess

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Avicii (Feat. Rita Ora) – “Lonely Together”
Eminem (Feat. Beyoncé) – “Walk On Water”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
Maroon 5 – “Wait” – 222/Interscope Records
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:

Bruno Mars (Feat. Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello (Feat. Young Thug) – “Havana”
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

BEST EDITING:

Bruno Mars (Feat. Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

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