The newest batch of MTV Video Music Awards performers have been introduced — and with this a lot expertise on deck, it’s positive to be an epic evening!
Taking the stage on the annual awards present, which can air reside globally from the Prudential Middle in Newark, New Jersey on Monday, Aug. 26, might be numerous artists throughout genres.
On Tuesday, MTV introduced it’s slated Unhealthy Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalía and Shawn Mendes to carry out for the night, and the present might be hosted by comic Sebastian Maniscalco.
The community beforehand revealed that Taylor Swift — who snagged 10 nominations throughout classes together with video of the 12 months, track of the 12 months and greatest pop video — would even be acting on the massive evening.
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It’ll be the Swift’s first main televised efficiency following the discharge of her extremely anticipated album, Lover (out Aug. 23). Swift final appeared on the VMA stage again in 2015, performing her track “Bad Blood” — which took dwelling the coveted video of the 12 months trophy then, too.
Swift is tied with Ariana Grande for essentially the most nominations this 12 months, although the “7 Rings” singer could also be lacking from the awards present.
She hinted on Twitter final month that her Sweetener world tour schedule might stop her from attending the VMAs. Grande is scheduled to be in Paris the day earlier than and after the awards evening.
Earlier this week, MTV additionally introduced that Missy Elliott might be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award this 12 months.
It’s the VMA’s highest honor, and one which has gone to a bevy of iconic musical acts because it was created in 1984 like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, U2, Pink, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, and simply final 12 months, Jennifer Lopez.