The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards took place in New York City earlier this morning and, as usual, was packed with some incredible performances. The show kicked off with Cardi B mimicking breast feeding something the audience thought was her newborn but later revealed to be her moonman award from previous wins. She later received two awards for Best New Artist and Best Collaboration.

Nicki Minaj, who won the Best Hip Hop award for her track Chun Li performed a mashup of her hits “Majesty,” “Barbie Dreams,” “Fefe” and an a cappella bit of “Ganja Burn”, while Best Pop winner Ariana Grande showed audiences that God is a Woman. Minaj, won the Best Hip Hop award for her track Chun Li.

Jennifer Lopez who was honoured with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award – performed a medley of some of her greatest hits including “Waiting for Tonight”, “On the Floor”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, “Jenny From the Block” and tracks that included cameos from DJ Khaled and Ja Rule.

Leading with the most the awards was Childish Gambino who scooped three “moonmen” for his hit “This Is America”, which topped the categories of Video with a Message, Best Direction and Best Choreography – accepted by choreographer Sherrie Silver. Coming in second was a tie between The Carters, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE 2018 MTV VMAS:

MICHAEL JACKSON VANGUARD AWARD SPONSORED BY PEPSI®
Jennifer Lopez

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records

BEST POP
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry” – Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell ®)
Cardi B – Atlantic Records

BEST LATIN
J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records

BEST COLLABORATION
Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records

BEST HIP HOP
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records

BEST ROCK
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

BEST DANCE
Avicii featuring Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ/RCA Records

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie

BEST DIRECTION
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue, The Louvre

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ/RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver

BEST EDITING
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward

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