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The MTV VMA Nominations Are In! Cardi B and the Carters Lead the Nominees

 Cardi B attends the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California.
Cardi B attends the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California.
Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images)

The MTV Video Music Awards, like others, are highly anticipated each year. We keep a special close eye out to see how our fave black artists are represented during these award shows and thankfully, we weren’t disappointed this year.

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Cardi B has the most nominations for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, with 10 nods. She’s in gender-neutral categories including nominations for best video, song, and artist of the year, among others.

“The Carters” a.k.a. Beyon and Jay-Z aren’t too far behind Cardi with eight nominations. They’re nominated for video of the year, best collaboration and best hip-hop single for their song “Apeshit.”

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Drake and Childish Gambino are also nominated for seven awards each; Bruno Mars has six nominations, while Khalid and Young Thug each have four.

Other artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, Chloe x Halle, Tee Grizzley, and J. Cole were also nominated.

The VMAs airs on August 20 at 9 p.m. EDT.

Montana Couser is a recent Howard University grad and Philly native.

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sickerthanmost
Sicker than most?

no love for janelle? who put out arguable the most radical set of music and videos this year? that kinda sucks. she doesnt get nearly enough attention, and is way more talented than most of the noms.... :(