Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 MTV VMAs
The 2019 MTV VMAs are just a few days away and while we wait for music's hottest night of the year, here's everything you need to know about the show, including who's hosting, who's performing and more!
Just like every year, the show will feature performances by a number of A-list artists, including Taylor Swift, who is expected to debut her new song "Cruel Summer" off her Lover album. We're also anxious to see if rumored couple Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello will sing "Senorita" together for the first time.
As for who's expected to take home the coveted Moon Person award, Swift and Ariana Grande lead the pack with 10 nominations each, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are close behind with nine and eight nods, respectively.
Below, everything else you might want to know about this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
Who's Hosting the 2019 MTV VMAs?
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will host this year's award show. You might recognize him from his Netflix stand-up comedy show, as well as his appearance in the Oscar-winning movie Greenbook.
When Are the 2019 MTV VMAs?
The VMAs are set for Monday, August 26, 2019. The broadcast will start at 8 p.m. ET.
Where Will the 2019 MTV VMAs take place?
The awards show will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Who's Performing at the 2019 MTV VMAs?
The list of performers includes Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Lizzo, the Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Big Sean, H.E.R., Ozuna, Rosalía and A$AP Ferg.
Who's Receiving the 2018 MTV VMAs Video Vanguard Award?
Missy Elliott, who is also expected to perform, will receive the prestigious Video Vanguard Award, which is MTV's version of a Lifetime Achievement Award. It recognizes her innovative music videos over the last two decades.
How to Stream the 2019 VMAs:
The awards will be broadcast on several channels including MTV, VH1, BET and Comedy Central. You can also stream the show live on MTV.com or the MTV app if you have a TV subscription. Several live TV streaming services, including Philo, fuboTV, Sling TV, and DirecTV Now, will also air the show, But, of all else fails, Variety reports fans will be able to watch via Twitter for the first time ever.