Music lovers, get ready! The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner.
The annual show kicks off Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J hosting the highly anticipated event.
From exciting performances of all genres to a star-studded line-up of presenters, fans can’t miss it.
Find out all the VMAs below and what to expect from the big night.
Who will be nominated?
Kendrick Lamar, Harlow and Lil Nas X each have seven nominations.
Harry Styles and Doja Cat (last year’s hosts) followed closely with six each, followed by Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with five. ing.
First-time nominees include Baby Keem, Kacey Musgraves, Gale, Morneskin, Anitta, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Karol G, ITZY, JID, Muni Long, Thames and Wet Legs.
See the full list of 2022 nominees here.
who is in the cast?
This year’s awards show features some of your favorite artists from all genres.
The big night will see performances by Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Harlow and Måneskin.
Lizzo, 34, returns to the VMA stage to sing “2 Be Loved” from her new album. special Following her debut performances of “Good as Hell” and “Truth Hurts” in 2019, the 24-year-old Harlow made her second appearance at the awards ceremony after her duet with Lil Nas X. Måneskin on “Industry Baby” last year. show the performance. The Italian band that won Eurovision 2021 perform their hit “SUPERMODEL”.
Other performers include Anitta, Marshmello x Khalid, J Balvin, Minaj and Panic! at the Disco.
Anitta, 29, will make her main stage debut at the VMAs, while Balvin, 37, will join Ryan Castro for the world premiere of “Nivel de Perreo.” Marshmello and Khalid take the stage together to perform their latest collaboration, ‘Numb’ and her Panic! at the Disco will premiere their new single “Middle of a Breakup”.
Eminem and Snoop Dogg on “From the D 2 the LBC.
Meanwhile, Bad Bunny will play Yankee Stadium as part of their world tour. The pre-show will feature performances by Dove Cameron, Saucy Santana and Jung Gravy.
who is the moderator?
LL Cool J, Minaj and Harlow will share the hosts at this year’s VMAs.
This trio replaces the traditional ‘hosts’ seen in the past and showcases the night’s biggest moments, performers, presenters and winners.
Who is being honored?
Minaj is set to accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 VMAs, making her first appearance since 2018.
The “Anaconda” rapper, 39, joins a esteemed list of previous winners including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J and Missy Elliott.
Bruce Gilmer, Paramount President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events and Paramount+ Chief Content Officer of Music, said in a statement: “She changed the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover charm, genre-bending style and her reverently being ‘Nicki’. I made it.”
Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, consisting of singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante, will receive the Global Icon award.
who is making the announcement?
This year, fans can expect a star-studded lineup of presenters to hit the stage.
The list includes Ashley Graham, Avril Lavigne, Bebe Rexha, Becky G, Billy Eichner, Cheech & Chong (Cheech Marin + Tommy Chong), Chloe Bailey, Dixie D’Amelio, DJ Khaled, Cameron, Joel Madden, Rat, Lili Reinhart, Offset.
Meanwhile, the extended play stage presenters provided by Doritos® include Conan Gray, Flo Miri, JID and Lawrence Spencer Smith.
Check out PEOPLE’s full VMA coverage and get the latest news from music’s biggest night.
How to watch:
The 2022 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 28 at 8 PM ET. Viewers can watch her on MTV on The CW Network, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand and VH1 simulcasts.
Additionally, a pre-show will air on MTV starting at 6:30 p.m.