Who Is Performing at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards?
It’s that time of year again! Mark your calendars for Monday, Aug. 20 to catch the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. After the Backstreet Boys, Bazzi, and Bryce Vine deliver some surely iconic performances at the pre-show outside of New York City’s Radio City Music Hall (which begins at 8 p.m. ET), be sure to stay tuned in for the main event at 9 p.m. ET. Here’s everyone that’s set to perform at the VMAs this year.
It feels like this year’s award show just wouldn’t be the VMAs without a performance by Ariana Grande. Luckily, she’s set to perform “God Is a Woman” from her new album, Sweetener. Her first single off the album, “No Tears Left to Cry,” is up for not only Best Pop Video, but Video of the Year.
You won’t want to miss Nicki Minaj’s performance at the 2018 VMAs. Although we don’t yet know what Minaj will be performing, the VMAs’ official Twitter account confirmed some details. “HEY #Barbz…IT’S OFFICIAL @NICKIMINAJ IS PERFORMING AT THE 2018 #VMAs,” the account shared. “Don’t miss the QUEEN August 20th on @MTV #NickiVMAs.”
Her performance will also reportedly be filled with surprises at an “iconic” location in New York.
You seemingly can’t go anywhere in 2018 without seeing Post Malone, and that includes the VMAs. It’s suspected he’ll be performing “Rockstar,” which features 21 Savage. The song has him nominated for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, so it will likely be quite a memorable night for the artist.
Vine-star-turned-musician Shawn Mendes just keeps killing it at music award shows. At this year’s VMAs, he’ll be performing “In My Blood.” He’s also nominated for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Pop Video for the same song.
Kylie Jenner’s beau, Travis Scott, will be making his return to the VMAs stage in 2018. However, this is the first time he’ll be performing solo, as he joined Thirty Seconds to Mars on stage in 2017. MTV revealed that Scott will be delivering a medley from his third studio album, Astroworld.
Panic! At The Disco
Providing a full range of genres, Panic! At The Disco has been added to the list of performers at the 2018 VMAs. According to Billboard, they’ll be performing “High Hopes” off of their 2018 album, Pray For the Wicked. The album’s first single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” is up for the Best Rock Video category, so we may see them on stage more than once.
Logic and Ryan Tedder
Get ready for a joint performance by Logic and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. The two have a new single together, “One Day,” which they’ll perform for the first time on live TV at the VMAs.
The 2018 VMAs are sure to be a special night for Jennifer Lopez. The pop star is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which means she’ll also be delivering an epic performance. If she follows in the footsteps of past recipients, we can likely expect a medley of all her most-beloved songs.