Here is Your Information to the 2018 MTV VMAs
One of many extra enjoyable occasions of the awards season, the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, is nearly right here. Rap artist Cardi B leads the nominations with 10 together with Video of the Year and Artist of the Yearr. Behind her with eight nominations are energy couple the Carters (aka Beyoncé and Jay-Z) and rounding out the pack are Infantile Gambino and Drake who each have seven nominations.
Don’t count on too many modifications to the awards present from final 12 months’s occasion. MTV remains to be maintaining the gender impartial classes, however they’re swapping the “Combat Towards the System” class for this 12 months’s “Video with a Message.” “Greatest Latin Video of the Yr” can also be new, maybe in response to criticism after final summer time’s Spanish-language huge hit “Despacito,” which was initially not nominated for an award. MTV can also be introducing a brand new class “Push Artist of the Yr” to spotlight rising artists like Noah Cyrus and Hayley Kiyoko.
With 2017’s big winner Kendrick Lamarout of the race this 12 months, it may very well be anybody’s night time to take residence the highest prize, the moon man.
Beneath is your information on the 2018 VMAs from the place to look at the present to who will win.
When are the VMAs?
The awards present will kick off Monday, Aug. 20 with a pink carpet pre-show dwell on Twitter at 7:30 p.m. EST with hosts Justina Valentine and Winnie Harlow. Then activate MTV to catch the remainder of the pre-show at eight p.m. EST hosted by Jersey Shore stars Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino alongside Terrence J and Nessa.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 19, 2018
The principle occasion, the 2018 Video Music Awards, will start at 9 p.m. EST in New York Metropolis.
How can I watch the Show?
At 8p.m. EST you’ll be able to tune into watch the 2018 MTV VMAs pre-show on each MTV and on-line at MTV Live. This vamp as much as the precise awards present will function performances from Bazzi, Bryce Vine and the much-hyped Backstreet Boys, who’re making their first look on the VMAs in precisely 20 years as presenters later within the broadcast.
MTV will start broadcasting the 2018 VMAs at 9 p.m. EST. You may as well catch the present dwell on VH1, Comedy Central, BET and CMT. If you happen to’re not close to a tv or wish to watch on one other system, you’ll be able to go to MTV Stay and log-in utilizing your cable supplier to look at the livestream.
Where are they?
The VMAs will likely be held at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor for a file 12th time, returning to the New York Metropolis venue for the primary time since 2009.
Who is hosting?
The Video Music Awards will go on with out a host this 12 months. However don’t fear, there will likely be loads of presenters to verify the night time runs easily together with Stranger Issues’ Millie Bobby Brown and Ladies Journey star Tiffany Haddish. Different presenters embrace Kevin Hart, Blake Energetic, DJ Khaled, Liam Payne, Amandla Stenberg, Bebe Rexha, Frequent, G-Eazy, Gucci Mane, Keegan-Michael Key, KYLE, Lenny Kravitz, Lil Uzi Vert, Olivia Munn, Rita Ora, Shay Mitchell, Zedd, Teyana Taylor and the Backstreet Boys.
Even with out a host (which implies no joke-filled monologue), you’ll be able to nonetheless count on an evening of guffaws, costume modifications and the occasional awkward banter between presenters.
Who will win?
Look out for 2018’s hip-hop queen Cardi B, who simply received finest female hip hop artist at the 2018 BET Awards. She’s up for her solo venture “Bartier Cardier” in addition to her collaborations “Finesse” with Bruno Mars and “Dinero” with Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled. Her massive competitors — in main classes like Video of the Year and Tune of the Year — can be the Carters, who’re nominated for his or her video ‘APESH-T.’
That is Beyoncé’s first time nominated for a VMA since 2016, the place she broke the file and have become probably the most awarded VMAs artist in historical past. With 22 wins (that’s greater than Madonna), Beyoncé might break her personal file. This received’t be too troublesome, because the second-highest VMA award holder, Eminem, is much behind at 12.
So what videos should I watch to get up to speed?
Start with the most nominated video. The Carters’ “APESH-T,” is an artistic feat: they shut down the Louvre in order to film the video. That nabbed eight nominations. Their biggest competition might be Childish Gambino, whose “This is America” video stirred conversation with its explicit violence and commentary on the state of the country. Also make sure to watch “God’s Plan.” It’s got more than 770 million views on YouTube, and for good reason: the video shows Drake donating the entirety of its million dollar budget during the music video. It’s also worth throwing Taylor Swift a view, — even though her video “Look What Made Me Do” was shut out of all the major categories — she was nominated for three other awards (and her video has more than 950 million views).
Essentially the most nominated artist of the night time, Cardi B, will likely be opening this 12 months’s VMAs. Ariana Grande, who’s up for Artist of the Yr, can even be performing simply days after her new album “Sweetener” is launched. The 20-year-old pop star Shawn Mendes, who made his VMAs debut final 12 months, is again to sing his thrice nominated hit “In My Blood.” Rap sensation Logic is ready to carry out the worldwide debut of his music “One Day,” his new collaboration with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. You may as well count on an enormous displaying from Jennifer Lopez, the winner of this 12 months’s Vanguard Award, seemingly of her hits through the years.
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— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 19, 2018
MTV has additionally promised a efficiency from Nicki Minaj, who will likely be singing from a shock “iconic” location in New York Metropolis. Different acquainted faces at Radio Metropolis will embrace rap artist Travis Scott, Artist of the Year nominee Submit Malone and rock band Panic! At The Disco.
This 12 months can also be the debut of the PUSH Artists Stage the place PRETTYMUCH, Hayley Kiyoko, Jessie Reyez and Juice WRLD are slated to carry out.