As if by magic, MTV simultaneously wraps up summer and recognizes the most famous name in entertainment and music by hosting the annually held Video Music Awards.
In 2022, the MTV Video Music Awards are also on the horizon, and this year’s program is a hefty list of nominees for the top charts that we love.
If you’re excited to find out who’s nominated for the moon person award or who will take to the stage, take a look at the following article for all we are aware of regarding MTV’s 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
Who is nominated to the MTV VMAs 2022 Music Awards?
In the lead this year in terms of traditional nods is Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas as well as Jack Harlow all three have received seven nominations. In close second place are Doja Cat (last year’s host) and Harry Styles, who each received six nominations. Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and the Weeknd all got five nominations each.
The battle to win the night’s biggest prize, “Video of the Year is Doja Cat’s “Woman,” Drake ft. Future & Young Thug for “Way 2 Sexy,” Ed Sheeran for “Shivers,” Harry Styles for “As It Was,” Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow for “Industry Baby,” Olivia Rodrigo for “Brutal,” and Taylor Swift for “All Too Well”.
MTV has also announced that its fans can vote in special social categories such as for the year’s most famous Group and Song of the Summer, and Album of The Year via MTV’s Instagram through August. 27.
The Group of the Year nominees is Blackpink, Foo Fighters, BTS, and many more. The contenders to be the Song of the Summer include Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” Styles’ “Late Night Talking,” and Beyonce’s “Break My Soul,” in addition to others.
Contestants for Album of the Year comprise Adele to 30, Billie Eilish for Happier than Ever, and Harry Styles for Harry’s House.
Who is hosting MTV VMAs in 2022?
Presenters this year include Ashley Graham, Avril Lavigne, Bebe Rexha, Becky G Billy Eichner, comics Cheech & Chong (aka Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong), Chloe Bailey, Dixie D’Amelio, DJ Khaled, Dove Cameron, Joel Madden, Latto, Lili Reinhart, and Offset and Offset, among others.
Who will be performing at the MTV VMAs 2022?
The VMAs are packed with top-of-the-line performances this year which include the Blackpink group, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Maneskin, J Balvin, Marshmellow x Khalid, Panic! at the Disco as well as Kane Brown, who will make history by becoming the very first country male musician who performs during the VMA Awards.
Kane Brown will perform his brand new song, “Grand,” and has announced that the performance will utilize mixed reality technology that incorporates digital projections and real-life performers.
Minaj awarded the highly coveted Vanguard award, is also scheduled to perform. According to a press release from MTV, Minaj has changed the face of hip-hop and broken down barriers for women in the music world.
It’s all thanks to her lengthy career, which includes hit songs such as “Super Bass,” Anaconda,” and her collaboration with Jessie J and Ariana Grande for “Bang Bang” have created Minaj into a superstar who is worthy of the coveted award. The previous prize recipients include Elton John, Madonna, David Bowie, and Jennifer Lopez.
In addition, Eminem and Snoop Dogg will transform the stage into an original metaverse performance. The two are scheduled to perform their collaborative show “From The D 2 the LBC” with an experience influenced by Otherside, which is a massive MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online RPG Game) due to launch in the near future.
It will be the first performance at the VMAs in twelve years and Snoop Dogg’s debut appearance since 2005. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will also take to the stage to accept their Global Icon
Award, celebrating their long-running career and influence within the alternative rock scene (the Group has been nominated for an astounding 29 VMAs). The award presenter is the nation’s most loved stoner comedy duo, Cheech Chong and Cheech.
One of the most thrilling shows could happen when Bad Bunny is live on stage at legendary Yankee Stadium in New York City. The singer will perform an exclusive performance of the World’s Hottest Tour that promises the most innovative, never-before-seen choreography.
A nine-time VMA nominee will compete for four awards during the event, including The Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.
The VMAs will again put up its Extended Play Stage, allowing new artists to perform live during one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. The Extended Play roster for this year will include Conan Gray, Flo Milli, JID, and Lauren Spencer Smith.
Who will be honored at the MTV VMAs 2022?
Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow, and LL Cool will emcee the 2022 VMAs together. This is the first time the show will feature several hosts since 1986, when it was first introduced, with MTV declaring in an announcement that it was looking for a “more creative and innovative method of hosting” that traditional hosting might allow.
Indeed, there isn’t a have to be any host. MTV has been without hosting for seven consecutive times in the past and four times since 2013. But, last year, Doja Candid the top spot.
In 2020 hosts were Keke Palmer.
The hosts of the past include comedians, entertainers, and VJs (remember the time when MTV had them?).
The most recent time that the VMAs were held in the Prudential Center in New Jersey hosts were comedians Sebastian Maniscalco. “We’re celebrating music in the same way it’s always been meant to be,” Maniscalco said the last time Prudential hosted the event. “In a hockey field situated in Newark.”
Fans enjoyed some memorable Jersey moments in the year they were there, including the Stone Pony set from the Jonas Brothers, which originate from Jersey, the Garden State; Jersey native Queen Latifah even rode on an orange motorcycle to conclude the evening.
What is the best way to view MTV VMAs 2022?
Naturally, the VMAs will continue being broadcast on the channel network that is its home, MTV.
However, this year the show is being broadcast on various other channels from Paramount/Viacom/CBS like the CW, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand, and VH1.
But, MTV did not mention the show’s streaming via Paramount+ even though 2021’s VMAs had. Performance with fellow Jerseyans Fetty Wap, Wyclef Jean, Naughty by Nature, and Redman.