Ahead of the live showcase next month, MTV has shared the full list of nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. For 2018, the event is returning to New York City and Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, August 20.

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Cardi B leads the way this year with 10 nominations, while the Carters (Beyoncé and JAY-Z) have received 8, and Drake and Childish Gambino both landed 7 nods. You can see each category and nominee below.

Also, fans can vote for eight of the awards, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best New Artist. Follow here to make your opinion count.

Again, the 2018 MTV VMAs are scheduled to go down August 20 in NYC.

Video of the Year:

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] 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 – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] Drake – “God's Plan” Dua Lipa – “New Rules” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist:

Bazzi Cardi B Chloe x Halle Hayley Kiyoko Lil Pump Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] The Carters – “APES**T” Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B] Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid] N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video:

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” P!nk – “What About Us” Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video:

Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage] The Carters – “APES**T” Drake – “God's Plan” J. Cole – “ATM” Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake] Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video:

Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora] Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid] Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video:

Daddy Yankee – “Dura” J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William] Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B] Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato] Maluma – “Felices los 4” Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video:

Fall Out Boy – “Champion” Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” Linkin Park – “One More Light” Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message:

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” Drake – “God’s Plan” Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography:

Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran] Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction:

The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Drake – “God's Plan” Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton] Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction:

The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” J. Cole – “ATM” Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” SZA – “The Weekend” Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects:

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé] Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” Maroon 5 – “Wait” Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography:

Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug] The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing:

Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B] The Carters – “APES**T” Childish Gambino – “This Is America” Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna] Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year:

July 2018 – Chloe x Halle June 2018 – Sigrid May 2018 – Lil Xan April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko March 2018 – Jessie Reyez February 2018 – Tee Grizzley January 2018 – Bishop Briggs December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal November 2017 – Why Don’t We October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH September 2017 – SZA August 2017 – Kacy Hill July 2017 – Khalid June 2017 – Kyle May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

In other music-related news, JAY-Z and Beyoncé are now worth a combined $1.255 billion USD.

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