2018 mtv vma

2018 mtv vma winners: see the full list

Another year of hits have cemented their places on our playlists, and the time has come to recognize the videos that only made us love them more. The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are here, and we’re about to find out which artists will land a coveted Moon Person.

A whopping four artists scored noms in all three of the show’s biggest categories; Video, Artist, and Song of the Year — but can Bruno MarsCardi BCamila Cabello, or Drake secure the triple crown?

Meanwhile, #20gayteen idol Hayley Kiyoko scored a Best New Artist nod, facing off against Cardi, who is technically new to the game, even though her extremely busy year has made her the most nominated artist of the night with 12 nods.

Over in Best Hip Hop, prepare for a Nicki Minaj/Cardi B showdown, where both women are nominated for their hits, “Chun-Li” and “Bartier Cardi,” respectively. Of course, it could fall on Beyoncé and Jay-Z to tame the vibe. The Carters’ Louvre-set “APES**T” nabbed eight nominations, including this category.

But after a year of high-stakes activism sweeping the nation, 2018’s most stacked category just might be Video With a Message, where Childish Gambino’s viral gun violence commentary “This Is America” is up against Jessie Reyez’s pre-#MeToo protest “Gatekeeper,” Janelle Monáe and Grimes’s ode to anatomy “PYNK,” DeJ Loaf and Leon Bridges’s plucky “Liberated,” Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid’s life-saving “1-800-273-8255,” and Drake’s $996K gift, “God’s Plan.”

And the winners are…

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic 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

WINNER: Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records

Ariana Grande – Republic Records
Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records
Cardi B – Atlantic Records
Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records
Post Malone – Republic Records

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records

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

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

WINNER: Cardi B – Atlantic Records

Bazzi – iamcosmic/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

WINNER: Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions

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
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

WINNER: APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records

JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records
MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia 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

WINNER: 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

WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records

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

 

BEST LATIN

WINNER: J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records

Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE
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

WINNER: 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

WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

Fall Out Boy – “Champion” – Island Records
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” – RCA 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

WINNER: 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

WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie

Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Def Jam Recordings – Cinematography by Pau Castejón
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
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

WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai

The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Directed by Ricky Saix
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

WINNER: 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

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris

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
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

WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver

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
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

WINNER: N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward

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
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

 

SONG OF SUMMER

WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo – “No Brainer”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”

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