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MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Now In – Cardi B is Killing It!

See Who's in the Running

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August 20 is the big day. Admittedly, it's my birthday, but for the rest of the world, or at least for music lovers who are interested, the 20th marks the MTV Video Music Awards which will be held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. The show is always full of entertaining acts, stunning costumes and red carpet ensembles, and a gathering of the best in the biz, many of whom are in attendance not only to watch their peers perform but to possibly snatch up an award to make the summer of '18 even more special.

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And speaking of special, for new mom Cardi B, this year just keeps getting better. She's in a happy relationship with hubby Offset, who she secretly wed last fall, and just gave birth to her first child on July 10th. For most people, that would be enough to call the past year a success, but Cardi B is on top of the world and her personal life is only part of what makes her shine. She is leading the nominations with a total of 10, beating out Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

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Surely Cardi B will take home something, perhaps not all 10 awards but the odds are in her favor to not go home empty handed. As for the rest of the noms? Check out who is in the running in their respective categories below. And you can chime in. As per ET, "Fans can vote in eight of the most popular categories via vma.mtv.com up until Friday, Aug. 10. Voting for the "Best New Artist" category will stay open until the live broadcast."

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"No Tears Left to Cry"

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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

Bruno Mars

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Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR

"God's Plan"

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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 (Presented by Taco Bell®)

Cardi B

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Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION

The Carters – "APES**T"

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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

Chloe x Halle

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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

"Sorry Not Sorry"

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

BEST HIP HOP

"ATM"

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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

"Dinero"

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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

"One Kiss"

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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

"The Sky Is a Neighborhood"

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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

"This Is America"

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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"


For more info about the show and remaining categories and nominations, visit the MTV site. Don't forget to cast your votes and tune in on Aug. 20!


Melissa A. Kay is a New York-based writer, editor, and content strategist. Follow her work on Popdust as well as sites including TopDust, Chase Bank, P&G, Understood.org, The Richest, GearBrain, The Journiest, Bella, TrueSelf, Better Homes & Gardens, AMC Daycare, and more.


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