This year’s MTV Video Music Awards nominees


The MTV Video Music Awards is a long-running event celebrating the coolest in the music industry. The event will air later this month, and is notorious for its memorable pop culture moments. Some examples of these moments include when Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus in , and when Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift’s moment in . The event first began in as a way to shine a spotlight on the best in mainstream music. Johnny Depp will be appearing at this year’s event.

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will feature a special appearance by the real-life Moon Person. As fans of MTV know, the Moon Person is the silver astronaut statue that VMA winners receive. The -year-old is “really excited” to appear at the VMAs – and he is “ready for his comeback,” according to a source close to the production. Last year’s broadcast was quite the extravaganza, with the stars coming together amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Although Ja Rule had an amazing reunion, ratings for the key age group of audiences between the ages of and plummeted by %. This % drop in viewership from . million viewers in is concerning. Last year’s ceremony saw Ed Sheeran performing, who expressed his contempt for American award shows at the time. In an interview with radio host Julia on her Audacy segment “The Julia Show” on Sept. , just a day after the event, Sheeran said “The room is filled with resentment and hatred toward everyone else and it’s quite an uncomfortable atmosphere.

The VMAs will air live on Sunday, Aug. at p.m. ET/PT from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

It has been announced that LL Cool J, Minaj and Jack Harlow will be sharing the stage on Aug. to emcee the music awards show. The “Super Bass” icon will also be receiving the Video Vanguard Award, an accolade given to icons every year. Kendrick Lamar, Harlow and Lil Nas X lead the pack with seven nominations each. Doja Cat and Harry Styles follow closely with six noms apiece. Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Sheeran, Swift and The Weeknd are also in the running with five nods each.

The first slate of performers for the upcoming awards ceremony was announced on Aug. , and it includes BLACKPINK, Lizzo, Måneskin, J Balvin, Marshmellow x Khalid, Panic! at the Disco, Kane Brown and host Harlow. Rappers Eminem and Snoop Dogg are also appearing on stage to perform “From the D the LBC,” a song inspired by the world of the Otherside metaverse. Bad Bunny is even stopping by (virtually), as he will be singing at the top of his lungs from Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.

In Summary

This is just the beginning. With LL Cool J, Minaj and Jack Harlow sharing the stage on Aug. to emcee the music awards show, we can expect even more great things to come from these artists. With Kendrick Lamar, Harlow and Lil Nas X leading the pack with seven nominations each, we can only imagine how great the show is going to be.


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