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The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are returning to Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 to recognize some of the world’s biggest superstars and emerging talent! The Showplace of the Nation hosted the very first VMAs in 1984, and this year’s return marks the 12th year that the awards have been held at our historic venue.

The nominees, who are all looking to take home a shiny Moon Person, include Childish GambinoDrake, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Jay Z and Beyonce, Cardi B, and many more! Jennifer Lopez, who will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award is set to perform at the awards show for the first time since 2001. Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Logic with Ryan Tedder, Aerosmith, Panic! At the Disco and Maluma will also be performing.

The 2018 Video Music Awards airs live from Radio City on MTV at 9 p.m. EST (pre-show kicking off at 8 p.m.).

2018 MTV VMA Winners

Michael Jackson Vanguard Award

Jennifer Lopez

Video of the Year

Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana”

Artist of the Year

Camila Cabello

Song of the Year

Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – “rockstar”

Best Pop

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”

Best New Artist

Cardi B

Best Latin

J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”

Best Collaboration

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

Push Artist of the Year

Hayley Kiyoko

Best Hip Hop

Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Rock

Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”

Best Dance

Avicii featuring Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”

Video With A Message

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Cinematography

The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Direction

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Visual Effects

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”

Best Art Direction

The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Choreography

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Editing

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

2018 MTV VMAs Information

Date and Time

August 20th, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Location

Radio City Music Hall is located on 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020.

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2018 MTV VMA Performers

2018 MTV VMA Performers

Cardi B *Appearance only
Nicki Minaj
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Logic
Travis Scott
Post Malone
Panic! At The Disco
Jennifer Lopez
Maluma

2018 MTV VMA Nominees

Video of the Year

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello ft. 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 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”

Full List of 2018 MTV VMA Nominees

For the full list of the 2018 MTV VMAs Nominees, please click here.

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