Top 10 most nominated artists at 2018 MTV VMAs
10. YOUNG THUG – 4 NOMINATIONS
All of Young Thug's nominations at MTV VMAs are for his award-winning product with Camila Cabello – Havana, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best pop and Best choreography. It is undeniable that Young Thug's part did add a unique spice to this hot song.
9. KHALID – 4 NOMINATIONS
There may be times when you have questions about this particular song title, 1-800-273-8255. That's the phone number for the US suicide prevention lifeline. Based on the artist's desire to save at least one life, rapper Logic wrote the song with the inspiring voice of Alessia Cara and Khalid. Was released last April, but a beautiful music product both in lyrics and messages conveyed in the MV such as 1-800-273-8255 of course can give Khalid 2 nominations at the 2018 MTV VMAs, including Best collaboration and Video with a message, alongside Push artist of the Year and Best dance for Silence.
8. ED SHEERAN – 4 NOMINATIONS
With a myriad of great recordings from his third studio album Divide, Ed Sheeran is still one of the top 10 most-nominated musicians of MTV's VMAs in 2018, despite not having much artistic individual activities. His hit Perfect also gives the pop prince 3 VMAs nominations this year, including Song of the Year, Best pop, and Best direction, together with Best cinematography for the hit song with Eminem, River.
7. CAMILA CABELLO – 5 NOMINATIONS
Since breaking away from Fifth Harmony and pursuing a solo career, Camilla Cabello's music has grown tremendously. Like Young Thug, an outstanding MV like Havana has brought Cabello 4 nominations at MTV VMAs this year. In addition, with many top-notch successes on iTunes and Billboard, the singer even made her name a candidate for Artist of the Year, despite just officially debuting under the name Camila Cabello for a year.
6. ARIANA GRANDE – 5 NOMINATIONS
The song dedicated to her fans after bomb blast during her concert in Manchester, England - No Tears Left To Cry has brought Ariana Grande 4 nominations, including Video of the Year, Best pop, Best cinematography and Best visual effects. With a new angle with a bit science fiction direction, MV for the song also received much appreciation from the professional. The singer is also nominated for Artist of the Year.
5. BRUNO MARS – 6 NOMINATIONS
Although it's just a remix, Finesse from Bruno Mars' 24K Magic album has always received high evaluation, from the melody to the MV. With cheerful colors of 1990s music and the MV inspired by old TV show “In Living Color”, Finesse has obviously succeeded in bringing the audience back to the old sense of nostalgia, at the same time excellently given its owner 5 nominations at 2018 MTV VMAs, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best collaboration, Best choreography, and Best Editing. Bruno Mars is also a top candidate for Artist of the Year this year.
4. DRAKE – 7 NOMINATIONS
With the success of Scorpion album sales and streaming up until now, Drake has been consistently picking up 6 nominations with the music video God's Plan, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best hip-hop, Video with a message and Artist of the Year. A simple MV recording the male singer’s journey to give more than $ 999,631 to the poor in the Miami may have touched the hearts of many music fans. Drake also receives another nomination for Best hip-hop with Walk It Talk It.
3. CHILDISH GAMBINO – 7 NOMINATIONS
The talented artist Childish Gambino has released MV for This Is America from his debut album, Awaken, and it has been sweeping across the United States. Considered to be one of the few MVs to go in the depths of modern American society, This Is America is totally worth 7 nominations at MTV VMAs this year, including Video of the Year, Video with a message, Best choreography, Best direction, Best art direction, Best cinematography and Best editing.
2. THE CARTERS – 8 NOMINATIONS
Although The Carters just debuted this year, the powerful duo Beyoncé and Jay-Z have conquested many big and small charts all over the world, bringing them 8 nominations including Video of the Year, Best collaboration, Best hip-hop, Best cinematography, Best choreography, Best direction, Best art direction and Best editing, all of them belong to MV Apes**t. With such artistic background of the Louvre in Paris, it was not surprising that this music video receives so many nominations at this year's MTV VMAs.
1. CARDI B – 10 NOMINATIONS
It can be said that the past two years are the bumper years of Cardi B. After huge hit Bodak Yellow in 2017, the rapper came back to the sound stage with first album Invasion of Privacy, which continues to collect big nomination at the 2018 MTV VMAs, including Best hip-hop for Bartier Cardi, Artist of the Year and Best new artist. She also receives 4 nominations thanks to the collaboration with Bruno Mars in Finesse and 2 nominations with Dinero, in which Cardi B performed alongside Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled.
By: Dinah Gutierrez