2018 VMAs Nominees: Cardi B Leads with 10 Nominations

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MTV's 2018 VMAs

Cardi B tops the list of MTV’s 2018 VMAs nominees with 10 nominations including Video (Finesse (Remix)”), Best Hip Hop (“Bartier Cardi”), and Artist of the Year. The Carters followed close behind with eight nominations in categories that included Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Hip Hop.

Additional artists securing multiple nominations include Childish Gambino, Drake, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, and Camila Cabello.

The 2018 VMAs will take place at the Radio City Music Hall and air live on Monday, August 20th at 9pm ET. (The show will air tape-delayed on the West Coast at 9pm PT.)


“It has already been a monumental year in music, and this year’s VMAs will take things to a whole new level,” stated Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom. “The extraordinary group of nominees have amazed us with their talent and inspired us with their creativity – and when you get them together for one night, anything is possible.”

MTV’s 2018 VMAs Nominees

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
    Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
    The Carters – “APES**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 ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records
    Camila Cabello ft. 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 ft. 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 – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment
    Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions
    Logic ft. 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
    NOVEMBER 2017 – 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
    Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
    Camila Cabello ft. 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
    Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” – KSR/Atlantic Records
    The Carters – “APES**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
    Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE
    J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records
    Jennifer Lopez ft. 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 ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin

    BEST DANCE
    Avicii ft. 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 ft. Khalid – “Silence” – RCA Records/Ultra Records
    Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” – Interscope Records

    BEST ROCK
    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

    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 ft. 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 – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie
    Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
    Eminem ft. 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 – “APES**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 ft. 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 – “APES**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 ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records – Visual Effects by KPP
    Eminem ft. 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 ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars
    Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens
    The Carters – “APES**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 ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Editing by Jacquelyn London
    The Carters – “APES**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




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