It’s that time of the year again. The MTV Video Music Awards are quickly approaching, on August 28 to be exact, and the nominees for this year have just been announced.
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorite nominees across the 22 gender-neutral categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year, here through Friday, August 19.
The VMAs have long been a legendary night. We will never forget Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” performance back in 2013, or Madonna and Britney Spears’s iconic kiss in 2003. With only a month to go, we are on the edge of our seats waiting to see what major moments will occur this year.
To get you completely caught up for the occasion, here is a roundup of everything you need to know before the VMAs take to the Prudential Center late next month.
The most nominated artists this year are Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, and Kendrick Lamar with seven nominations each. Following their lead are Harry Styles and Doja Cat with six noms each, and Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, and Taylor Swift each scoring five. Bad Bunny, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo are all nominated for Artist of the Year.
On another note, Madonna has received her 69th nomination this year for her project MADAME X and currently reigns as the most awarded artist in VMA history with 20 wins. Maybe she will even kiss someone new this year.
Who’s Set to Perform?
A formal performance lineup hasn’t been released just yet, but we can assume we will see some of the night’s most nominated artists take the stage for some (hopefully) memorable performances.
A host for the night hasn’t been shared yet, but they will have a hard time beating Doja Cat’s hosting stint from last year. We can expect to hear the announcement soon, along with the full list of performers.
From Harper’s Bazaar US