As Sunday’s ceremony draws closer, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead the field with nine nominations each, seven of which are shared for their successful ‘Rain on Me’ collaboration. Other multi-nominated artists include The Weeknd (seven), Billie Eilish (six), Taylor Swift (six) and Megan Thee Stallion (five).
Streamed (primarily) from New York’s Barclays Center, this year’s VMAs feature socially distant performances from Gaga, Grande, Black Eyes Peas, BTS, CNCO, Doja Cat, Maluma, DaBaby, The Weeknd, and Miley Cyrus. The main event is also airing simultaneously on The CW, making it the first time that VMAs have aired on a major broadcast network.
Click the link above to check out this year’s VMA pre-show, then leave a comment with your thoughts. Which artists are you encouraging this year?