MTV VMA Nominations Are Here: Cardi B, The Carters And Childish Gambino Dominate Categories

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Jasmine Hardy Jul, 17, 2018

Nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, which airs next month, have finally been announced. Baby news aside, Cardi B has had an exceptional year: She leads the pack with 10 nominations, including video of the year, artist of the year, and best new artist. Following closely behind are The Carters a.k.a. Beyoncé and Jay-Z with eight nominations, Childish Gambino and Drake are tied for seven. Lastly, Bruno Mars has an impressive six nominations, five of which come from the popular collab with Cardi B on the “Finesse (Remix).”

The Carters secured nominations for best song, best collab, and video of the year for their “APESH*T” video; Childish Gambino also snagged a nomination for video of the year for his powerful “This Is America” and received a nom for video with a message as well. Drake’s “God’s Plan” also received nominations in these two categories.

Chloe x Halle, Janelle Monae, Rihanna, and J. Cole are also up for awards. Starting this week, fans can begin voting in eight VMA categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and more by visiting here.

The “VMAs” will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET. See the full list of nominations below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

“Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“God’s Plan” by Drake

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande

Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

“Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

“God’s Plan” by Drake

“New Rules” by Dua Lipa

“Perfect” – by Ed Sheeran

“rockstar” by Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bazzi

Cardi B

Chloe x Halle

Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION

“Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B

“1-800-273-8255” by Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid

“Lemon” by N.E.R.D & Rihanna

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

Kyle

Noah Cyrus

BEST POP

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande

“Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

“What About Us” by P!nk

“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

BEST HIP HOP

“Bartier Cardi” by Cardi B ft. 21 Savage

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“God’s Plan” by Drake

“ATM” by J. Cole

“Walk It Talk It” by Migos ft. Drake

“Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj

BEST LATIN

“Dura” by Daddy Yankee

“Mi Gente” by J Balvin, Willy William

“Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B

“Échame La Culpa” by Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato

“Felices los 4” by Maluma

“Chantaje” by Shakira ft. Maluma

BEST DANCE

“Lonely Together” by Avicii ft. Rita Ora

“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

“Everybody Hates Me” by The Chainsmokers

“Flames” by David Guetta & Sia

“Silence” by Marshmello ft. Khalid

“Get Low (Street Video)” by Zedd & Liam Payne

BEST ROCK

“Champion” by Fall Out Boy

“The Sky Is a Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters

“Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons

“One More Light” by Linkin Park

“Say Amen (Saturday Night)” by Panic! At The Disco

“Walk in Water” by Thirty Seconds to Mars

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“Liberated” by Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges

“God’s Plan” by Drake

“PYNK” by Janelle Monáe

“Gatekeeper” by Jessie Reyez

“1-800-273-8255” by Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Growing Pains” by Alessia Cara

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande

“APESH*T” The Carters

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“River” by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran

“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

BEST DIRECTION

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“God’s Plan” by Drake

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

“Say Something” by Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton

“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

BEST ART DIRECTION

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“ATM” by J. Cole

“Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe

“The Weekend” by SZA

“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande

“Lonely Together” by Avicii ft. Rita Ora

“Walk on Water” by Eminem ft. Beyoncé

“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar & SZA

“Wait” by Maroon 5

“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

“Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“IDGAF” by Dua Lipa

“Filthy” by Justin Timberlake

BEST EDITING

“Finesse (Remix)” by Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B

“APESH*T” by The Carters

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe

“Lemon” by N.E.R.D & Rihanna

“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift