The Full List of The 2018 MTV VMA Winners

 |  August 21, 2018
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All of the stars showed-out last night for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. A convergence of talent–including the likes of Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, among others–the VMAs are an intersection of varying music genres, celebrated through the lens of videos. Mirroring the industry trend of hip-hop’s furious ascent to music’s summit, most of the amorphous awards–like “Song of summer”–went to the hands of this genre’s most dominant players.

Headlined by winners like The Carters, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino, last night’s VMAs were a celebration of music in general, sure, but indirectly served as a stark reminder of hip-hop’s encompassing allure. A category that once was relegated to urban pockets has transcended these limitations to become the industry’s most palatable discipline. And it looks like this is only the beginning.

Check out the full list of categories and winners below:

Video of the year

  • “Havana,” Camila Cabello

Artist of the year

  • Camila Cabello

Best direction

  • “This is America,” Childish Gambino

Best art direction

  • “APES**T,” The Carters

Song of summer

  • “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Best collaboration

  • “Dinero,” Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled and Cardi B

Best cinematography

  • “APES**T,” The Carters

Best choreography

  • “This is America,” Childish Gambino

Best visual effects

  • “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA

Best editing

  • “Lemon,” N.E.R.D. feat. Rihanna

Best dance video  

  • “Lonely Together,” Avicii feat. Rita Ora

Best rock video

  • “Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons

Best new artist

  • Cardi B

Best Latin video

  • “Mi Gente,” J. Balvin

Song of the year

  • “rockstar” feat. 21 Savage, Post Malone

Best pop video

  • “No Tears Left to Cry,” Ariana Grande

Best hip-hop video

  • “Chun Li,” Nicki Minaj

Push artist of the year

  • Hayley Kiyoko

Michael Jackson Vanguard Award

  • Jennifer Lopez