The MTV VMAs are upon us and this year’s 38th edition of the iconic awards show is sure to impress with an in-person event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
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With artists like Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar and Jack Harlow, collecting the highest amount of nominations, the night is sure to be a memorable one with additional talent including Harry Styles, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Drake, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran not far behind.
Check out everything you need to know and more before tuning in for the big night below!
The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM ET. Fans can tune in via MTV, The CW, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand or VH1.
Hip Hop icon LL Cool J, this year’s Video Vanguard recipient Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow are all set to emcee and introduce the biggest moments at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
BLACKPINK, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At The Disco, and Kane Brown are just a few of the big names scheduled to take the stage. Check out a full list of performers here.
This year, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Nas X lead with 7 nominations each, followed up by Doja Cat and Harry Styles with 6, while Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd trail with 5 nods each. Additionally, Baby Keem, Gayle, Kacey Musgraves, Måneskin, Anitta, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Wet Leg, and more are among a rather large list of first-time nominees. See full list of this year’s nominees here.
Nicki Minaj is set to be awarded the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. The award is presented each year to an artist in recognition of their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video and popular culture. Previous recipients include Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott.
Additionally, Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to receive the coveted Global Icon Award during the celebrations.