Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello lead 2018 MTV EMA nominations

This year’s ceremony takes place in Bilbao, Spain

October 04, 2018
Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello lead 2018 MTV EMA nominations Ariana Grande (L) and Camila Cabello.   Theo Wargo/Getty

The nominations for the 2018 MTV EMAs were announced on Thursday with Camila Cabello leading the charge with six nominations. Cabello is up for Best Song and Best Video for "Havana" while she will also compete in the best artist category. Ariana Grande, who has five nominations in total, is also up for best artist alongside Drake, Post Malone, and Dua Lipa.

Cardi B
is nominated for Best New and Best Look, though missed out on the Best Hip-Hop category which includes Nicki Minaj, Drake, Eminem, Migos, and Travis Scott.

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Because it's 2018 all of the nominees were announced via an ASMR video. You can check that out here or let the hairs on your arms stand up via the traditional list below. The 2018 MTV EMAs will take place in Bilbao, Spain on November 4.

Best Artist
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

Best Video
Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry”
Camila Cabello, “Havana” f. Young Thug
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Lil Dicky, “Freaky Friday” f. Chris Brown
The Carters, “APES**T”

Best Song
Ariana Grande, “no tears left to cry”
Bebe Rexha, “Meant To Be” f. Florida Georgia Line
Camila Cabello, “Havana” f. Young Thug
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Post Malone, “rockstar” f. 21 Savage

Best Pop
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

Best New
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

Best Look
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

Best Hip-Hop
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

Best Live
Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

Best Rock
5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

Best Alternative
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds To Mars
twenty one pilots

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Best Electronic
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Biggest Fans
BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best US Act (Best Local Act)
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello lead 2018 MTV EMA nominations