While many of this year's awards ceremonies had to be cancelled or take place virtually, the MTV VMAs is happening this year, making it one of the first awards events to take place since restrictions were put in place back in March. The awards will take place live on August 30th from various outdoor locations in New York City, but there will be a "limited or no audience". Here's everything else we know about the MTV VMAs 2020:
Who is performing at the MTV VMAs?
Marking the group's first ever VMAs gig, BTS will be performing on August 30th. The Weeknd, Doja Cat, CNCO and Maluma will also be performing, while Miley Cyrus will be singing new track 'Midnight Sky'. J Balvin and Roddy Ricch were also supposed to be at the event, but have since pulled out. Meanwhile, Keke Palmer will be on hosting duties.
When and where are the MTV VMAs taking place?
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday August 30th at 8pm ET on MTV (that's 1am GMT on Monday in the UK). This year's event is taking place in various outdoor locations in New York City. The show will "pay homage to New York with outdoor performances around the city," MTV said in a statement.
"In close consultation with state and local health officials, it became clear at this time that outdoor performances with limited or no audience would be more feasible and safer than an indoor event," they added.
Who's been nominated for a VMA?
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have scored the most nominations this year with nine nods each, while Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and with Taylor Swift are up for five awards. Billie, Eminem, Future, Gaga / Ariana, Taylor and The Weeknd battle it out for Video of The Year. While Artist of The Year is between DaBaby, Justin Bieber, Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone and The Weeknd. There are also two new categories this year - Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance.
You can check out the full list of nominations here.
How can I watch the MTV VMAs?
If you're watching from the UK, you can see the show live on MTV or MTV.com on Monday, 31 August from 1am - 4am.
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