Cardi B Leads MTV VMA Noms; Sorry Bey + Jay

Cardi B Leads MTV VMA Noms; Sorry Bey + Jay

Yes, it’s true, Cardi B is having a year she’ll NEVER forget!

Cardi B leads the MTV Video Music Awards with 10 nominations. Beyonce and Jay Z only have 8.

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Cardi B Leads MTV VMA Noms; Sorry Bey + JayMTV announced Monday that the white-hot rapper Cardi B Leads MTV VMA as the most nominated act at this year’s show, has learned.

The MTV Video Music Awards will return for another outstanding year at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20.

Here is the rundown as Cardi B Leads MTV VMA nominations!

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper has attained five nominations thanks to her collaborative words on her debut album Invasion of Privacy.

The former Love & Hip Hop star turned rap star phenom can thank her collaboration with Bruno Mars on the upbeat anthem, “Finesse (Remix).” The song will compete against Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Apes S**t,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana” and Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry.”

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The Billboard-topping artist is also up against Bruno Mars, Drake, Post Malone, Cabello and Grande for artist of the year.

Mars, who has six nominations, is up for artist of the year alongside Cardi B, Drake, Post Malone, Cabello, and Grande.
The “Drip” rappers other nominations include best new artist, best hip-hop video for “Bartier Cardi” and best Latin video for “Dinero” with Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled.

It appears the year of Taylor Swift has come and gone, though she did nab three nominations for technical awards (best art direction, best visual effects, and best editing) on Her No. 1 hit, “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Other mentionable nominations go to Justin Timberlake for his “Man of the Woods” album which, earned nominations for best direction (“Say Something” with Chris Stapleton) and best choreography (“Filthy”).

Others nominated for multiple VMAs include Ed Sheeran, Khalid, SZA, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara and Dua Lipa.
Avicii, who died in April, earned a nomination for best dance with “Lonely Together,” which features Rita Ora.

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