News July 18, 2018

Cardi B leads MTV VMAs with 10 noms, The Carters follow with eight

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Cardi B leads MTV VMAs with 10 noms, The Carters follow with eight

Proving to be America’s biggest break-out artist in the last 12 months, Cardi B lead the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with 10 gongs.

These include simultaneously both best artist and best new artist, a reflection of the New York-based act’s rapid rise since breaking through in August 2017 with the female empowerment track Bodak Yellow.

The Carters aka Beyonce and JAY-Z followed with eight for their video for APES**T, which was shot inside the Louvre in Paris using the backdrop of priceless artworks.

Childish Gambino earned seven for his stand-out no-nonsense This Is America about black empowerment and police brutality.

The awards are held in New York on August 20 and will be shown in Australia as part of a global broadcast.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – Havana

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 ft. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – Havana

Drake – God’s Plan

Dua Lipa – New Rules

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – rockstar

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 ft. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)

The Carters – APES**T

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – Dinero

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

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – Lemon

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

BEST POP

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – Havana

Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Pink – What About Us

Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

BEST HIP HOP

Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi

The Carters – APES**T

Drake – God’s Plan

J. Cole – ATM

Migos ft. Drake – Walk It Talk It

Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li

BEST LATIN

Daddy Yankee – Dura

J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – Dinero

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa

Maluma – Felices Los 4

Shakira ft. Maluma – Chantaje

BEST DANCE

Avicii ft. Rita Ora – Lonely Together

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss

The Chainsmokers – Everybody Hates Me

David Guetta & Sia – Flames

Marshmello ft. Khalid – Silence

Zedd & Liam Payne – Get Low (Street Video)

BEST ROCK

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Alessia Cara – Growing Pains

Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry

The Carters – APES**T

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – River

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 ft. Chris Stapleton – Say Something

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 Together

Eminem ft. Beyoncé – Walk On Water

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars

Maroon 5 – Wait

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – Havana

The Carters – APES**T

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Dua Lipa – IDGAF

Justin Timberlake – Filthy

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)

The Carters – APES**T

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – Lemon

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

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