MTV VMAs in a place to host and honor a quantity of of music's largest acts : NPR


LL Cool J internet hosting the iHeartRadio Music Awards in l. a. on March 22, 2022, left, and Nicki Minaj on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork’s Costume Institute revenue gala in the new york on might 6, 2019 on the MTV Video Music Awards in the new york on Sept. 12, 2021.

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LL Cool J internet hosting the iHeartRadio Music Awards in l. a. on March 22, 2022, left, and Nicki Minaj on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork’s Costume Institute revenue gala in the new york on might 6, 2019 on the MTV Video Music Awards in the new york on Sept. 12, 2021.

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the new york — The MTV Video Music Awards are again Sunday with a quantity of the largest names in music vying for the community’s fabled Moon particular person statue.

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar are tied for main nominees with seven apiece. Harlow and Lil Nas X’s collaboration “commerce youngster” propelled their nominations, touchdown them in rivals for artist of the yr collectively with Drake, unhealthy Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Harry varieties and Lizzo.

carefully behind are Harry varieties and Doja Cat, who obtained six nominations apiece, whereas Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Tayler Swift and The Weeknd every have 5.

Harlow is pulling double responsibility, becoming a member of LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj as a outcome of the current’s emcees. The VMAs are being being held on the Prudential coronary heart in Newark, New Jersey, and might air starting at eight p.m. jap.

Minaj will carry out hits from all by way of her profession and settle for the current’s video vanguard award, which MTV has mentioned she’s receiving for her artistry, barrier-breaking hip-hop and standing as a world superstar. the consideration is understood as after Michael Jackson.

Eminem, Snoop Dogg, the crimson scorching Chili Peppers and unhealthy Bunny are additionally set to carry out

Madonna, who’s largely the most awarded artist in MTV historic previous with 20 wins, turns into the one artist to acquire a nomination in every of the VMAs 5 a long time. She earned her 69th nomination for her 14th studio album “Madame X.”

Lamar returns to the VMAs as a nominee for the most important time since 2018, with nods for best hip-hop, route, seen outcomes, modifying, and a class referred to as video for good, whereas his songs “household ties” and “N95” are competing for best cinematography.

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