Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalia and Shawn Mendes will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards 2019 (MTV VMAs), broadcasting worldwide from Newark, New Jersey, on 26 August at 00:00 (Portuguese time).
Missy Elliott, who will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, is also guaranteed performance on the MTV VMA stage. Taylor Swift will also perform following the debut of her new album "Lover".
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead the prize race with 10 nominations each in categories including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Song. Billie Eilish is nominated in nine categories while Lil Nas X follows the race for eight awards. . Both artists are nominated in the Video of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Director categories.
Halsey is also among the most nominated artists – the artist is entitled to win six awards. Shawn Mendes got five nominations and Camila Cabello, Cardi B, J Balvin, The Jonas Brothers and BTS received four.
Rosalia, Drake, Anderson, Pak, FKA, HER, LSD, Rosalia and Solange have earned three nominations. The full list of nominees can be seen here.
This year MTV has also created a new category dedicated to K-Pop. BTS with Halsey, BLACKPINK, Monsta X with French Montana, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, NCT 127 and EXO are named.