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Cardi B leads VMA nominations, along with Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Cardi B leads VMA nominations, along with Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Beyoncé and Jay-Z in their VMA nominated video

MTV announced their nominees for the annual Video Music Awards (VMA) and numerous LGBTI artists and icons made the cut.

Cardi B led the pack with 10 nominations, closely followed by The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) with eight. Other nominees include Hayley Kiyoko, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Janelle Monáe.

Grande earned five nominations, who most recently released a video featuring Madonna. Meanwhile, Monáe got a nod for her video Pynk — the one featuring the vagina pants and Tessa Thompson.

The VMAs air live on 20 August at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Fans vote online for eight categories, including Video of the Year.

Full list of nominees

Video of the Year

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
Bruno Mars – Finesse (Remix) [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – Havana [ft. Young Thug] 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 – Finesse (Remix) [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – Havana [ft. Young Thug] Drake – God’s Plan
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Post Malone – rockstar [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist

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

Best Collaboration

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be
Bruno Mars – Finesse (Remix) [ft. Cardi B] The Carters – APES**T
Jennifer Lopez – Dinero [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B] Logic – 1-800-273-8255 [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid] N.E.R.D – Lemon [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video

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

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B – Bartier Cardi [ft. 21 Savage] The Carters – APES**T
Drake – God’s Plan
J. Cole – ATM
Migos – Walk It Talk It [ft. Drake] Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li

Best Dance Video

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

Best Latin Video

Daddy Yankee – Dura
J Balvin – Mi Gente [ft. Willy William] Jennifer Lopez – Dinero [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B] Luis Fonsi – Échame La Culpa [ft. Demi Lovato] Maluma – Felices los 4
Shakira – Chantaje [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video

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 – 1-800-273-8255 [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography

Alessia Cara – Growing Pains
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
The Carters – APES**T
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Eminem – River [ft. Ed Sheeran] Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

Best Direction

The Carters – APES**T
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Drake – God’s Plan
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Justin Timberlake – Say Something [ft. Chris Stapleton] Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

Best Art Direction

The Carters – APES**T
Childish Gambino – This Is America
J. Cole – ATM
Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel
SZA – The Weekend
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

Best Visual Effects

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – Lonely Togethery
Eminem – Walk On Water [ft. Beyoncé] Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars
Maroon 5 – Wait
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

Best Choreography

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

Best Editing

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

Push Artist of the Year

July 2018 – Chloe x Halle
June 2018 – Sigrid
May 2018 – Lil Xan
April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal
November 2017 – Why Don’t We
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH
September 2017 – SZA
August 2017 – Kacy Hill
July 2017 – Khalid
June 2017 – Kyle
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

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