Given the year that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have had, is it any wonder the duo is amongst the highest nominated artists for this year's MTV VMAs? The pair, who just released a surprise album last month (complete with a film clip that was filmed in the Louvre Paris of all places and subsequently inspired a temporary official tour), are up for eight awards at this year's ceremony including video of the year, best hip-hop song and best collaboration. 

Cardi B came out on top for this year's nominations, securing herself a whopping 10 nods across best video, best song and artist of the year. Other top contenders include Drake (who recently broke a record held  by The Beatles), Childish Gambino, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello

Voting for the awards is open now and will close on August 10. The 2018 MTV VMAs will be held on August 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

See some of the nominations below...

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 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

Now, see who is up for an Emmy this year