Here is your full winners list from the 2018 VMAs

21 August 2018

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 Mars, Cardi B, Camila 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

Ariana Grande – "No Tears Left to Cry"

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – "Havana" (WINNER)

The Carters – "APES**T"

Childish Gambino – "This Is America"

Drake – "God's Plan"

Artist Of The Year

Ariana Grande

Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello (WINNER)

Cardi B


Post Malone

Song Of The Year

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – "Havana"

Drake – "God's Plan"

Dua Lipa – "New Rules"

Ed Sheeran – "Perfect"

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – "rockstar" (WINNER)

Best New Artist (Presented by Taco Bell®)


Cardi B (WINNER)

Chloe x Halle

Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – "Meant to Be"

Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)"

The Carters – "APES**T"

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – "Dinero" (WINNER)

Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – "1-800-273-8255"

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – "Lemon"

Push Artist Of The Year

APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko (WINNER)

JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle

JUNE 2018 – Sigrid

MAY 2018 – Lil Xan

MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez

FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley

JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs

DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal

NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don't We



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 ft. Young Thug – "Havana"

Demi Lovato – "Sorry Not Sorry"

Ed Sheeran – "Perfect"

P!nk – "What About Us"

Shawn Mendes – "In My Blood"

Best Hip Hop

Nicki Minaj – "Chun-Li" (WINNER)

Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – "Bartier Cardi"

The Carters – "APES**T"

Drake – "God's Plan"

J. Cole – "ATM"

Migos ft. Drake – "Walk It Talk It"

Best Latin

Daddy Yankee – "Dura"

J Balvin, Willy William – "Mi Gente" (WINNER)

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – "Dinero"

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – "Échame La Culpa"

Maluma – "Felices los 4"

Shakira ft. Maluma – "Chantaje"

Best Dance

Avicii ft. Rita Ora – "Lonely Together" (WINNER)

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – "One Kiss"

The Chainsmokers – "Everybody Hates Me"

David Guetta & Sia – "Flames"

Marshmello ft. 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 ft. Grimes – "PYNK"

Jessie Reyez – "Gatekeeper"

Logic ft. 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 – "APES**T" – Cinematography by Benoit Debie (WINNER)

Childish Gambino – "This Is America" – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple

Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – "River" – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller

Shawn Mendes – "In My Blood" – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

Best Direction

The Carters – "APES**T" – Directed by Ricky Saiz

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 ft. Chris Stapleton – "Say Something" – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.

Shawn Mendes – "In My Blood" – Directed by Jay Martin

Best Art Direction

The Carters – "APES**T" – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue, The Louvre (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 ft. Rita Ora – "Lonely Together" – Visual Effects by KPP

Eminem ft. 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 ft. Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)" – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – "Havana" – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Bivens & Galen Hooks

The Carters – "APES**T" – 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 ft. Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)" – Editing by Jacquelyn London

The Carters – "APES**T" – 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

Song of Summer

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – "I Like It" (WINNER)

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"

— Alissa Schulman.

Missed out on the live telecast? Catch the encore tonight at 7pm (SG/MY/PH). After you're all caught up, at 10pm will be the premiere of MTV Spotlight & Hyperplay!


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