2018 MTV Video Music Awards: Cardi B is the top nominee; The Carters, Drake, Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars also get several nominations
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With 10 nominations, Cardi B is the leading nominee for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be presented Aug. 20 at New York's Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony that MTV will telecast at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show's host and performers are to be announced. Voting is open at the official MTV VMA website for 12 categories until Aug. 10 and for Best New Artist until Aug. 20.

Most of Cardi B's nominations are for her as a featured artist, such as on Bruno Mars' "Finesse (Remix)" and Jennifer Lopez's "Dinero." However, she did get a few MTV VMA nominations on her own, such as Artist of the Year and Best New Artist. 

The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) have eight nominations for their "Apesh*t" video, whose nods include Video of the Year. Childish Gambino and Drake are tied with seven nominations each, including Video of the Year for Childish Gambino's "This Is America" and Drake's "God's Plan." Mars' "Finesse (Remix)" video earned him six nominations, while Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry" and Camila Cabello's "Havana" gave them five nominations each, including Video of the Year.

Other multiple nominees are videos from Ed Sheeran, Khalid and Young Thug, with four nominations each. Getting three nominations each are videos from Alessia Cara, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, SZA and Taylor Swift.

Now in its 35th year, the MTV VMAs honor popular videos that have aired on MTV. This year, the MTV VMAs became the first award show to reveal its nominations on Instagram's IGTV.

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the Year
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records
Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records

Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande – Republic Records
Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records
Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records
Cardi B – Atlantic Records
Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
Post Malone – Republic Records

Song of the Year
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Warner Bros. Records
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records

Best New Artist 
Bazzi – iamcosmic/Atlantic Records
Cardi B – Atlantic Records
Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records
Lil Pump – Warner Bros. Records
Lil Uzi Vert – Atlantic Records

Best Collaboration
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” – Warner Bros. Records
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment
Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions
Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records

Push Artist of the Year
July 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
June 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records
May 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records
April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records
November2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records
September 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
August 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings
July 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records
June 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Republic Records

Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” – Island Records
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records
P!nk – “What About Us” – RCA Records
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records

Best Hip Hop Video
Cardi B featuring 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” – KSR/Atlantic Records
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment
Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records
Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” – Quality Control/Capitol Records
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records

Best Latin Video
Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE
J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records
Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions
Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” – UMLE/Republic/Island/Universal Music Latino
Maluma – “Felices los 4” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin
Shakira featuring Maluma – “Chantaje” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin

Best Dance Video
Avicii featuring Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” – Columbia Records
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” – Disruptor Records/Columbia Records
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” – Atlantic Records
Marshmello featuring Khalid – “Silence” – RCA Records/Ultra Records
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” – Interscope Records

Best Rock Video
Fall Out Boy – “Champion” – Island Records
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” – RCA Records
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
Linkin Park – “One More Light” – Warner Bros. Records
Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” – Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” – Interscope Records

Best Video With a Message
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” – Columbia Records
Drake – ‘God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” – Island Records
Logic fteaturing Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings

Best Cinematography
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Def Jam Recordings – Cinematography by Pau Castejón
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran – “River” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

Best Direction
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Directed by Ricky Saix
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai
Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records – Directed by Karena Evans
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records – Directed by Jason Koenig
Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – RCA Records – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Directed by Jay Martin

Best Art Direction
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday
J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records – Art Direction by Miles Mullin
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen
SZA – “The Weekend” – TDE/RCA Records – Art Direction by SZA and Solange
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Art Direction by Brett Hess

Best Visual Effects
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf
Avicii featuring. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records – Visual Effects by KPP
Eminem featuring Beyoncé – “Walk on Water” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
Maroon 5 – “Wait” – 222/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by TIMBER
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

Best Choreography
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Warner Bros. Records – Choreography by Marion Motin
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” – RCA Records – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

Best Editing
Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Editing by Jacquelyn London
The Carters – “Apesh*t” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Editing by Ernie Gilbert
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Editing by Deji Laray
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo