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2018 MTV Video Music Awards Winners & Live Performances

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are going down tonight live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Cardi B leads all artists with ten nominations including Video, Song, and Artist of the Year with power couple Jay Z and Beyoncé follow closely behind with eight nods.

Drake and Childish Gambino were each nominated for seven awards, while Bruno Mars has the chance to take home six trophies this evening.

Live performances will come from Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Logic, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Panic! At The Disco, Maluma, and Aerosmith.

See the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nominees below and check back throughout the night for live performance footage and a list of winners.

2018 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – “Havana” *WINNER
The Carters – “APESHIT”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello *WINNER
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – “Havana”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – “rockstar” *WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST (PRESENTED BY TACO BELL)
Bazzi
Cardi B *WINNER
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION
Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
The Carters – “APESHIT”
Jennifer Lopez feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” *WINNER
Logic feat. 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 *WINNER
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” *WINNER
Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – “Havana”
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST HIP HOP
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
The Carters – “APESHIT”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos feat. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” *WINNER

BEST LATIN
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” *WINNER
Jennifer Lopez feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira feat. Maluma – “Chantaje”

BEST DANCE
Avicii feat. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” *WINNER
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello feat. 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” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – ‘God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Cinematography by Pau Castejón
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
The Carters – “APESHIT” – Cinematography by Benoit Debie *WINNER
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

BEST DIRECTION
The Carters – “APESHIT” – Directed by Ricky Saix
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Directed by Hiro Murai *WINNER
Drake – “God’s Plan” – Directed by Karena Evans
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Directed by Jason Koenig
Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Directed by Jay Martin

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Carters – “APESHIT” – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue *WINNER
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday
J. Cole – “ATM” – Art Direction by Miles Mullin
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen
SZA – “The Weekend” – Art Direction by SZA and Solange
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Art Direction by Brett Hess

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf
Avicii feat. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Visual Effects by KPP
Eminem feat. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris *WINNER
Maroon 5 – “Wait” – Visual Effects by TIMBER
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars
Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – “Havana” – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens
The Carters – “APESHIT” – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Choreography by Sherrie Silver *WINNER
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Choreography by Marion Motin
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

BEST EDITING
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Editing by Jacquelyn London
The Carters – “APESHIT” – Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Editing by Ernie Gilbert
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Editing by Deji Laray
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – Editing by Taylor Ward *WINNER
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

2018 MTV Video Music Awards Performances

Cardi B Opens The 2018 VMAs

Tiffany Haddish & Kevin Hart Roast The Audience

Nicki Minaj Performs “Majesty,” “Barbie Dreams,” and “FEFE”

Shawn Mendes Performs “In My Blood”

Panic! At The Disco Perform “High Hopes”

Logic & Ryan Tedder Perform “One Day”

Jennifer Lopez Performs “Get On The Floor,” “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” & More

Ariana Grande Performs “God Is A Woman”

Travis Scott & James Blake Perform “Stargazing,” “Stop Trying To Be God” & “Sicko Mode”

Jessie Reyez Performs “Apple Juice”

Maluma Performs “Felices Los 4”

Post Malone, 21 Savage & Aerosmith Perform “rockstar,” “Dream On” & More