The "MTV Video Music Award" Nominees Are Out | Rahny Taylor Morning Show

The nominees for the "MTV Video Music Awards" have been announced, and Cardi B leads the way with 10, including nods for Best New Artist and Artist of the Year.  The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) are next with eight.

The Video of the Year nominees are:  "No Tears Left to Cry" by Ariana Grande, "Finesse (Remix)" by Bruno Mars, "Havana" by Camila Cabello, "This Is America" by Childish Gambino, "God's Plan" by Drake, and (Careful) "Apes**t" by The Carters.

The nominees for Artist of the Year are:  Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone.

The biggest snub was probably Taylor Swift, who didn't get anything other than three nominations in the technical categories . . . even though her video for "Look What You Made Me Do" has been a huge success.

In fact, it even debuted DURING last year's "VMA" broadcast.  Naturally, Taylor's fans are acting like this is an EPIC TRAGEDY, and that their lives are over.

The ceremony is Sunday, August 20th in New York.  There's no word on a host or any performers yet. 

Voting is now open at  Here are all the "VMA" categories you care about:

Video of the Year:

Ariana Grande, "No Tears Left to Cry"

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello and Young Thug, "Havana"

(Careful) 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


Post Malone


Best New Artist:


Cardi B

Chloe x Halle

Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert


Best Pop Video:

Ariana Grande, "No Tears Left to Cry"

Camila Cabello and Young Thug, "Havana"

Demi Lovato, "Sorry Not Sorry"

Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"

Pink, "What About Us"

Shawn Mendes, "In My Blood"


Best Hip-Hop Video:

Cardi B and 21 Savage, "Bartier Cardi"

(Careful) The Carters, "Apes**t"

Drake, "God's Plan"

J. Cole, "ATM"

Migos and Drake, "Walk It Talk It"

Nicki Minaj, "Chun-Li"


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"


Best Dance Video:

Avicii and Rita Ora, "Lonely Together"

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, "One Kiss"

The Chainsmokers, "Everybody Hates Me"

David Guetta and Sia, "Flames"

Marshmello and Khalid, "Silence"

Zedd and Liam Payne, "Get Low (Street Video)"


Best Collaboration:

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be"

Bruno Mars and Cardi B, "Finesse (Remix)"

(Careful) The Carters, "Apes**t"

Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, and Cardi B, "Dinero"

Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid, "1-800-273-8255"

N.E.R.D. and Rihanna, "Lemon"


Best Video with a Message:

Childish Gambino, "This Is America"

Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges, "Liberated"

Drake, "God's Plan"

Janelle Monae, "PYNK"

Jessie Reyez, "Gatekeeper"

Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid, "1-800-273-8255"


You can find the full list of nominees, including the 'professional categories' like Best Choreography and Best Editing, at the "VMA" website.

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