NEW YORK — The MTV Video Music Awards are again Sunday with some of the biggest names in music vying for the community’s fabled Moon 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 “Industry Baby” propelled their nominations, touchdown them in competitors for artist of the yr together with Drake, Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Lizzo.
Closely behind are Harry Styles and Doja Cat, who acquired 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 the show’s emcees. The VMAs are being held on the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and can air starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Minaj will carry out hits from all through her profession and settle for the present’s video vanguard award, which MTV has mentioned she’s receiving for her artistry, barrier-breaking hip-hop and standing as a worldwide celebrity. The honor is known as after Michael Jackson.
Eminem, Snoop Dogg, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bad Bunny are additionally set to carry out
Madonna, who’s probably the most awarded artist in MTV historical past with 20 wins, turns into the one artist to obtain 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 primary time since 2018, with nods for greatest hip-hop, path, visible results, enhancing, and a class generally known as video for good, whereas his songs “household ties” and “N95” are competing for greatest cinematography.