Cardi B, Beyonce, Jay-Z lead 2018 MTV VMA nominations

Cardi B and “The Carters” — a.k.a. Beyonce and Jay-Z — lead the nominees for the 2018 MTVVideo Music Awards, which were announced this afternoon. Cardi received 10 nominations — which are gender-neutral — including video, song and artist of the year, while the Carters received eight, including video of the year, best collaboration and best hip-hop for their eye-popping clip for “Apesh–,” released last month. Other top contenders include Childish Gambino and Drake (with seven nominations each), Bruno Mars (six), Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello (five), and Ed Sheeran, Khalid and Young Thug (four). See the complete list below.

The “VMAs” will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“It has already been a monumental year in music, and this year’s ‘VMAs’ will take things to a whole new level,” said 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 collaborated with Instagram to reveal the nominees on IGTV, marking the first time an awards show has used the new platform in this capacity. Beginning today, fans can vote across eight VMA categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Friday, August 10. Voting for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell, will remain active until the VMA broadcast.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z's On The Run II Tour
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Beyonce and Jay-Z's On The Run II Tour
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z perform on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles (L) performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: An image of Beyonce and Jay-Z is projected before they appear to perform on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Beyonce Knowles performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Jay-Z performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Beyonce at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Crowds take photos with their mobile phones as images of Beyonce and Jay-Z are projected before they appear to perform on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Jay-Z performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Beyonce at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Beyonce performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Jay-Z at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Beyonce and Jay-Z kiss ending their performance on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Beyonce performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Jay-Z at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Beyonce performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Jay-Z at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Beyonce performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Jay-Z at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Beyonce performs in purple on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Jay-Z at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: Jay-Z performs on stage during the 'On the Run II' Tour with Beyonce at Hampden Park on June 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)
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Radio City Music Hall was the home of the inaugural “VMAs” in 1984 and this will mark the 12th time the show has been held there – the most for any VMAs location. Official sponsors include PEPSI, Swiffer and Taco Bell. Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignjatovic are executive producers, Melanie Block serves as executive in charge of production, Amani Duncan is executive in charge of music and Wendy Plaut is executive in charge of celebrity talent.

COMPLETE LIST OF 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

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Cardi B attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Offset of Migos (L) and Cardi B attend the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Offset of Migos (L) and Cardi B attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Cardi B is seen leaving 109 Police Precinct in Flushing on October 1, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Say Cheese!/GC Images)
US rapper Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Cardi B attends the Billboard 2018 R&B Hip-Hop Power Players event at Legacy Records on September 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Billboard)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Cardi B is seen arriving at Mugler fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 26, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: Cardi B attends the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 23, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Cardi B at Harper's Bazaar Icons event on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Cardi B attends the 2018 Harper's BAZAAR ICONS Party at The Plaza Hotel on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Cardi B is seen arriving to Jeremy Scott SS19 fashion show at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Cardi B attends Tom Ford SS19 Fashion Show at Park Avenue Armory on September 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Amber De Vos/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Cardi B speaks onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Cardi B attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Cardi B attends Birthday Bash 2018 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cardi B attends 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination', the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cardi B attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - April 28th, 2018 - A pregnant Cardi B performs at the Broccoli City Festival at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. She recently announced that due to her pregnancy she was cancelling her remaining tour dates until her fall tour with Bruno Mars. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
PREMIOS BILLBOARD DE LA M�ICA LATINA 2018 -- Pictured: Cardi B backstage at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on April 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PREMIOS BILLBOARD DE LA M�ICA LATINA 2018 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cardi B, Offset backstage at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on April 26, 2018 -- (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMHERST, MA - APRIL 25: Cardi B performs at the Mullins Center at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Mass. on April 25, 2018. UMass Amherst students won a Tinder swipe-off competition and received a free Cardi B concert on campus. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Cardi B is seen on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 22: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 22, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 22: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 22, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Cardi B attends CARDI B 'Gold Album' Release Party at Moxy Hotel on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Cardi B seen in Manhattan on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Cardi B visits Music Choice at Music Choice on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0846 -- Pictured: Co-Host Cardi B on April 9, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1742 'Chadwick Boseman' -- Pictured: Musical Guest Cardi B Performs 'Be Careful' in Studio 8H on Saturday, April 7, 2018 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1742 'Chadwick Boseman' -- Pictured: Musical Guest Cardi B Performs a Medley in Studio 8H on Saturday, April 7, 2018 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 7: Cardi B performs at E11EVEN MIAMI on April 7, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for E11EVEN MIAMI)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 7: Cardi B performs at E11EVEN MIAMI on April 7, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for E11EVEN MIAMI)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Recording artist Cardi B attends her Silent Listening Party on April 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Cardi B accepts Best New Artist onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Cardi B (L) and Offset of Migos attend the 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Cardi B attends GQ's 2018 All-Stars Celebration at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Cardi B attends Romeo Santos In Concert at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Cardi B attends the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artists Offset of the group Migos and Cardi B pose backstage for Prabal Gurung during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Hip-hop artist Cardi B is seen leaving the Christian Siriano fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Grand Lodge on February 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Rapper Cardi B attends the Christian Siriano fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Grand Lodge on February 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 03: Rapper Cardi B attends the 2018 Maxim Party co-sponsored by blu February 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for blu)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Cardi B arrives at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Cardi B poses backstage at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Cardi B arrives at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Party in association with V Magazine on January 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Cardi B attends Calibash Los Angeles 2018 at Staples Center on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for SBS)
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 09: Hip hop artist Cardi B attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Canada Jingle Ball at the Air Canada Centre on December 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 07: Cardi B at Eden Roc Hotel on December 7, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage)
LEEDS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Cardi B attends the MOBO Awards at First Direct Arena Leeds on November 29, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Cardi B arrives at E11EVEN on November 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Cardi B attends BACARDI presents Dress To Be Free with performances by Cardi B and Les Twins at House of Yes on October 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Cardi B performs at the Dress To Be Free Halloween Party at House Of Yes on October 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Cardi B attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Cardi B attends the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Rapper Cardi B is seen leaving the Blonds fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Cardi B attends the Nylon REBEL Fashion Party at Gramercy Park Hotel on September 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Cardi B attends NYLON's Rebel Fashion Party, powered by Land Rover, at Gramercy Terrace at Gramercy Park Hotel on September 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Rappers Offset and Cardi B are seen leaving the Helmut Lang Seen By Shayne Oliver fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Cardi B seen at a music studio in Manhattan on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Rapper Cardi B attends the Fenty Puma by Rihanna show during New York Fashion Week at the 69th Regiment Armory on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Danielle Brooks, Cardi B and Leslie Jones pose backstage for the Christian Siriano fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Pier 59 on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rapper Cardi B at 2017 LudaDay Celebrity Basketball Game at Morehouse College - Forbes Arena on September 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 03: Cardi B attends Luda birthday celebration at Compound on September 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 02: Rapper Cardi B performs onstage during the 2017 Budweiser Made in America festival - Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 30: G-Eazy surprises fans at Blue Nile on August 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an intimate performance of his new album, joined by musical friend Cardi B. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Bud Light)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Cardi B arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Cardi B performs during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: Recording artist Cardi B arrives on T-Mobile's magenta carpet duirng the Showtime, WME IME and Mayweather Promotions VIP Pre-Fight Party for Mayweather vs. McGregor at T-Mobile Arena on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Showtime)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: Cardi B performs during the BIG3 three on three basketball league championship game on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/BIG3/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 25: Cardi B poses backstage during rehearsals for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 25, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 07: Cardi B and Offset of The Group Migos attend a Birthday Celebration for Pierre 'Pee' Thomas at Gold Room on June 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
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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 Record
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

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NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform onstage during the Reputation Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: (L-R) Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, and Charli XCX pose onstage before opening night of Taylor Swift's 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Charli XCX, Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift perform onstage during opening night of Taylor Swift's 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TAS)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Charli XCX, Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 19: Taylor Swift and Troye Sivan perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 19, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 18: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 18, 2018 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - MAY 18: Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl on May 18, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 11: Taylor Swift performs onstage during Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Levi's Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 08: Taylor Swift performs onstage during opening night of her 2018 reputation Stadium Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS)
SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 11: (L-R) Charli XCX, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello perform onstage during Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Levi's Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 11: Taylor Swift high-fives fans during Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Levi's Stadium on May 11, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the reputation Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 18: Taylor Swift performs on stage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Hard Rock Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 04: Bryan Adams and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Rogers Centre on August 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 04: Bryan Adams and Taylor Swift perform onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Rogers Centre on August 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 25: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill embrace onstage during the Reputation Stadium Tour at Nissan Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)
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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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