Tanch's Predictions For 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

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July 17, 2018

USA Today

MTV’s 2018 Video Music Awards air live from Radio City Music Hall in NYC on August 20th.  The network just released every song, group and artist nominated with Cardi B leading the way. 

This ain’t 2018.  This is Twenty-Cardi-B-Teen.  It’s been her year so to the surprise of no one, her nominations hit double digits with 10.  The Carters (Jay Z and Beyoncé), Drake and Childish Gambino all have a good chance of walking home with multiple trophies as well.

So now it’s prediction time.  I’m staying away from categories outside of my comfort zone (i.e. Best Dance, Best Latin, Best Rock, etc.) as well as the categories that, let’s be honest, the majority of people don’t really care about (i.e. Best Art Direction, Best Editing, etc.) 

Video of the Year

  • Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
  • Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – Finesse
  • Camila Cabello f. Young Thug – Havana
  • The Carters – APES***
  • Childish Gambino – This Is America
  • Drake – God’s Plan

PREDICTED WINNER – CHILDISH GAMBINO

Artist of the Year

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

PREDICTED WINNER – DRAKE

Song of the Year

  • Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – Finesse
  • Camila Cabello f. Young Thug – Havana
  • Drake – God’s Plan
  • Dua Lipa – New Rules
  • Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  • Post Malone f. 21 Savage – rockstar

PREDICTED WINNER – POST MALONE

Best New Artist

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

PREDICTED WINNER – CARDI B

Best Collaboration

  • Bebe Rexha f. Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be
  • Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – Finesse
  • The Carters – APES***
  • Jennifer Lopez f. DJ Khaled, Cardi B – Dinero
  • Logic f. Alessia Cara, Khalid – 1-800-273-8255
  • NERD f. Rihanna – Lemon

PREDICTED WINNER – BRUNO MARS/CARDI B

Best Hip Hop

  • Cardi B f. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi
  • The Carters – APES***
  • Drake – God’s Plan
  • J. Cole – ATM
  • Migos f. Drake – Walk It Talk It
  • Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li

PREDICTED WINNER - DRAKE