The nominees for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are in and there’s some seriously tough competition this year!


Rapper Cardi B leads the pack with a total of 10 nominations, which is no shocker considering her swift rise to the hip hop throne this year. Followed by some straight up music royalty, The Carters — aka Queen B, Beyoncé and her king, Jay-Z. Other artists vying for the top honor, Video of the Year, include Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Childish Gambino, and Drake. Will Donald Glover’s controversial music video take it home?

But the category that most concerns us is definitely Best Dance. Avicii, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Marshmello and Zedd will all battle it out at the MTV VMAs. Our hearts are telling us that the late legend may take this one out of pure respect — but it’s really anyone’s game!

Noticeably absent from all major categories: Taylor Swift.

Check out the full list of nominations below and make sure to tune in for the MTV Video Music Awards on August 20 at 9 pm.

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2018 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

Video of the Year
No Tears Left to Cry, Ariana Grande
Finesse (Remix),  Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B
Havana, Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
APES**T, The Carters
This Is America, Childish Gambino
God’s Plan, Drake

Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Song of the Year
Finesse (Remix), Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B
Havana, Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
God’s Plan, Drake
New Rules, Dua Lipa
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Rockstar, Post Malone ft. 21 Savage

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

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

Push Artist of the Year
Chloe x Halle
Sigrid
Lil Xan
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez
Tee Grizzley
Bishop Briggs
Grace VanderWaal
Why Don’t We
Rettymuch
SZA
Kacy Hill
Khalid
Kyle
Noah Cyrus

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

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

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

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

Best Rock
Champion, Fall Out Boy
The Sky Is a Neighbourhood, Foo Fighters
Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons
One More Light, Linkin Park
Say Amen (Saturday Night), Panic! At The Disco
Walk in Water, Thirty Seconds to Mars

Video with a Message
This Is America, Childish Gambino
Liberated, Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges
God’s Plan, Drake
PYNK, Janelle Monáe
Gatekeeper, Jessie Reyez
1-800-273-8255, Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid

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

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

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

Best Visual Effects
No Tears Left to Cry, Ariana Grande
Lonely Together, Avicii ft. Rita Ora
Walk on Water, Eminem ft. Beyoncé
All the Stars, Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Wait, Maroon 5
Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift

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

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