Cardi B leads MTV VMA nods with 10; Beyonce, Jay-Z nab 8

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NEW YORK (AP) – The yr of Cardi B continues – this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations.

MTV introduced Monday that the white-hot rapper is essentially the most nominated act at this yr’s present, which returns to New York Metropolis’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on Aug. 20.

5 of Cardi B’s nominations are due to her collaboration with Bruno Mars on the upbeat anthem, “Finesse (Remix).” The music’s video, impressed by ’90s sketch comedy sequence “In Dwelling Colour,” will compete for video of the yr together with Infantile Gambino’s “This Is America,” Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana” and Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry.”

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York. MTV announced Monday, July 16, that the rapper received ten nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Award, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York. MTV announced Monday, July 16, that the rapper received ten nominations at this year's MTV Video Music Award, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – On this Jan. 25, 2018 file picture, Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy celebration in New York. MTV introduced Monday, July 16, that the rapper obtained ten nominations at this yr’s MTV Video Music Award, which returns to New York Metropolis’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on Aug. 20. (Picture by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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Beyonce and Jay-Z – who not too long ago launched a collaborative album as The Carters – are nominated for eight awards with “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t,” which was filmed on the Louvre museum in Paris.

Gambino’s “This Is America,” which tackles racism and gun violence, earned him seven nominations. Drake, who gave away $1 million {dollars} to Miami residents in his “God’s Plan” clip, additionally scored seven nods.

Mars, who has six nominations, is up for artist of the yr alongside Cardi B, Drake, Put up Malone, Cabello and Grande.

Taylor Swift was shut out of the foremost classes, however did nab three nominations for technical awards: Her No. 1 hit, “Look What You Made Me Do,” is up for finest artwork route, finest visible results and finest enhancing.

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Justin Timberlake, whose “Man of the Woods” album has underperformed, earned nominations for finest route (“Say One thing” with Chris Stapleton) and finest choreography (“Filthy”).

Cardi B gave start to her first baby final week and not too long ago turned the primary feminine rapper to have two No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Scorching 100 chart. Her different nominations embody finest new artist, finest hip-hop video for “Bartier Cardi” and finest Latin video for “Dinero” with Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled.

The most effective Latin class comes a yr after MTV did not nominate “Despacito,” final yr’s greatest hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, for any of its important awards. It induced an outcry and even led actor John Leguizamo to put in writing an editorial for Billboard about Latinos being underrepresented in not simply music, however movie and TV.

MTV did nominate the Justin Bieber-assisted “Despacito” remix for its music of summer time award, which was introduced weeks after the community revealed its nominees in different classes. MTV final offered a Latin award at its 2013 present.

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Others nominated for a number of VMAs embody Ed Sheeran, Khalid, SZA, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, Alessia Cara and Dua Lipa.

Avicii, who died in April, earned nominations for finest dance and finest visible results for “Lonely Collectively,” which options Rita Ora.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce, center, and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. Beyonce and Jay-Z, who recently released a collaborative album as The Carters, are nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards. This year's show, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce, center, and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. Beyonce and Jay-Z, who recently released a collaborative album as The Carters, are nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards. This year's show, which returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

FILE – On this Nov. 4, 2016 file picture, Beyonce, heart, and Jay-Z carry out throughout a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton marketing campaign rally in Cleveland. Beyonce and Jay-Z, who not too long ago launched a collaborative album as The Carters, are nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards. This yr’s present, which returns to New York Metropolis’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on Aug. 20, 2018. ( AP Picture/Matt Rourke, File)

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