There are numerous aspects to evaluate a music video and that is why it is very difficult to select the best music videos of 2018.

For a singer, music videos must add an art layer to their song with a visual accompaniment. Music videos are a means for artists to sit in the director’s chair and display their performance skills. This year 2018 there are excellent music videos.

In this list there are only videos uploaded to YouTube in 2018 that have received the most important awards in the music world. We may or may not think they are the best music videos of 2018, but they are the most award-winning.


Childish Gambino – This is America

– Winner Grammy Award for Best Music Video
– Winner UK Music Video Awards Video of the Year
– Winner NAACP Image Award Outstanding Music Video
– Nominee MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
– Nominee MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
– Nominee iHeartRadio MMVAs Video of the Year
– Nominee People’s Choice Awards the Music Video

Childish Gambino’s movements in this recording of just over four minutes have a specific message: collect a good number of references to racial discrimination in the United States.


The Carters – Apes**t

– Nominee MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
– Nominee MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
– Nominee Grammy Award for Best Music Video
– Nominee NAACP Image Award Outstanding Music Video

Apes**t is accompanied by a video clip in which The Carters have taken over the Louvre Museum in Paris to give us a small guided tour full of racial, social and cultural references.


Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

– Nominee MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
– Nominee MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
– Nominee iHeartRadio MMVAs Video of the Year
– Nominee People’s Choice Awards the Music Video

In the No Tears Left to Cry videoclip, Ariana Grande wanted to make a small tribute to the people who were at her concert in Manchester.


Bruno Mars – Finesse (Remix) feat. Cardi B

– Winner Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year
– Nominee MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
– Nominee People’s Choice Awards the Music Video

The production features a colorful tribute to two of the most popular series of the 1990s, “El príncipe de Bel-Air,” starring Will Smith, and the musical program “In Living Color,” which gave Jennifer Lopez her first professional opportunity.


Drake – God’s Plan

– Nominee MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
– Nominee iHeartRadio MMVAs Video of the Year

Canadian rapper and actor Drake, one of the most sought-after musicians of the moment, gave families, schools and disabled people in Miami nearly a million dollars, the total budget he had earmarked for the video clip God’s Plan.


BTS – Idol

– Winner People’s Choice Awards the Music Video

BTS is one of the most successful k-pop bands in the world, they have obtained the fame that no Korean group had achieved. In ‘IDOL’ they have the collaboration of Nicki Minaj.


Janelle Monáe – Pynk

– Nominee Grammy Award for Best Music Video

PYNK’ is a tribute to the “power of the pussy”, it is clear after the viewing of the video and the analysis of its lyrics.


Selena Gomez – Back To You

– Nominee People’s Choice Awards the Music Video

When Selena Gomez released Back To You, we all thought it was an exclusive song for Justin Bieber, but she doesn’t just talk about Bieber, she has messages for four of her past loves.


Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same

– Nominee People’s Choice Awards the Music Video

Never Be the Same’ is a very special song for Camila Cabello. In several interviews, she confessed that it is her favorite song, her first international solo tour has the name of this song.


H.E.R. – Could’ve Been feat. Bryson Tiller

– Nominee NAACP Image Award Outstanding Music Video

H.E.R. and Bryson Tiller push us into love with “Could’ve Been”. The work was recorded during two nights in Miami and the result is amazing.


Kendrick Lamar, SZA – All The Stars

– Nominee NAACP Image Award Outstanding Music Video

Black Panther’ has been one of the films of the year at a cinematographic level, but also for the social impact it has generated. Virtually every aspect of the film has been praised, including the soundtrack. A clear example of the latter can be found in ‘All The Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar and SZA.


Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

– Nominee iHeartRadio MMVAs Video of the Year

Shawn Mendes makes us cry with the official ‘In My Blood’ video. The singer reflects his maturity by talking about depression.


Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday feat. Chris Brown

– Nominee MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video

Lil Dicky pays tribute to ‘Freaky Friday’, the famous film by Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis in which both exchange bodies by mistake.


Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

– Nominee Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year

Rolling Stone is ahead of us in pointing out the resemblance of ‘Boo’d Up’ to ‘We Belong Together’, one of Mariah Carey’s biggest hits.


The Internet – Come Over

– Nominee Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year

The Internet presents “Come Over,” a colorful video that invites you to appreciate diversity in love. This clip is also directed by Syd, leader of the band, who visually gives a lot of sensitivity to this subject.