It's that time of the year again. The MTV Video Music Awards are quickly approaching, on August 28th to be exact, and the nominees for this year have just been announced.
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorite nominees across the 22 gender neutral categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year here through Friday, August 19th.
The VMAs have long been a legendary night. We could never forget Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines performance back in 2015, or Madonna and Britney Spear's iconic kiss in 2003. With only a month to go until the celebratory evening, we are on the edge of our seats to see what major moments will occur this year
To get you completely caught up for the occasion, here is a roundup of everything you need to know before the VMAs take to the Prudential Center late next month.
The most nominated artists this year are Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, and Kendrick Lamar with seven nominations each. Following their lead, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and Doja Cat are among the most nominated. Bad Bunny, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo are all nominated for Artist of the Year. Madonna has also received her 69th nomination this year for her project MADAME X, and currently reigns as the most awarded artist in VMA history with twenty wins. Maybe she will even kiss someone new this year. See the full list of nominations, here.
A formal performance lineup hasn't been released just yet, but we can assume we will see a some of the night's most nominated artists take the stage for some (hopefully) memorable performances.
A host for the night hasn't been shared yet, but they will have a hard time beating Doja Cat's hosting stint from last year. We can expect to hear the announcement soon, along with the full list of performers.
For the third year in a row, the VMAs will be simultaneously broadcasted on MTV along with the CW Network on Sunday, August 28th at 8PM ET/PT. The show will also be available on BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand and VH1.