Cardi B, Beyoncé and Jay-Z lead the 2018 VMA nominations

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Cardi B has 10 nominations for “Finesse,” just ahead of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eight nominations for “Apeshit.”

It’s been a good year for Cardi B. In the past six months, she has performed on Saturday Night Live, earned a slot on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and given birth to her first child, and now she leads the nominations for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards with 10 nods. Five of those — including one for the VMAs’ highest honor, Video of the Year — are for “Finesse,” her collaboration with Bruno Mars.

Cardi B’s competition in the Video of the Year category includes Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who have racked up eight nominations overall for their collaboration on “Apeshit,” the video for which made waves with its setting in the Louvre and its use of classical Western iconography.

The song dropped in June as part of the surprise release of the album Everything Is Love, which jointly credited Beyoncé and Jay-Z as “The Carters” and addressed the tabloid rumors about their marriage.

Other Video of the Year nominees for the 2018 VMAs include Childish Gambino for “This Is America”; Ariana Grande for “No Tears Left to Cry”; Drake for “God’s Plan,” off his record-breaking album Scorpion; and Camila Cabello for “Havana,” featuring Young Thug. Childish Gambino and Drake each have seven total VMA nominations this year, and Grande and Cabello each have five.

The VMAs will air live tonight — August 20, 2018 — at 9 pm Eastern from Radio City Music Hall. Performers will include Ariana Grande and Panic at the Disco. The full list of nominees is below.

Video of the Year

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

Camila Cabello featuring 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 featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Dua Lipa – “New Rules”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – “rockstar”

Best New Artist

Bazzi

Cardi B

Chloe x Halle

Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration

Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”

Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”

N.E.R.D featuring Rihanna – “Lemon”

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana”

Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

P!nk – “What About Us”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video

Cardi B featuring 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

J. Cole – “ATM”

Migos featuring Drake – “Walk It Talk It”

Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video

Avicii featuring Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”

David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”

Marshmello featuring Khalid – “Silence”

Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video

Daddy Yankee – “Dura”

J Balvin featuring Willy William – “Mi Gente”

Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”

Luis Fonsi featuring Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”

Maluma – “Felices los 4”

Shakira featuring Maluma – “Chantaje”

Best Rock Video

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 featuring 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 featuring 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 featuring 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 featuring 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 featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”

Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

N.E.R.D featuring Rihanna – “Lemon”

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”