The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, is packed with top performers.
The 36th annual awards show, happening Monday at 8 p.m., will feature mini-concerts from 15 of the recording industry’s top performers.
Most notably taking the stage is Taylor Swift, who will be celebrating 10 years on the VMAs stage as the night’s opening act. While the pop star’s set hasn’t been announced, she’ll likely be performing hits from her new album “Lover,” which launched Friday, Aug. 23.
On a surprise note, Miley Cyrus’ first live performance of her new breakup single, “Slide Away,” also was announced Monday.
But there’s arguably only one main event: Missy Elliott is this year’s Video Vanguard honoree. In addition to taking home the iconic “Moon Person” trophy, Elliott will also “Throw it Back” with a live performance.
Fingers crossed that breakout “Juice” diva Lizzo, also set to perform, will share the stage with Elliott to perform their hit “Tempo.”
New couple Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are each set to perform and will share the stage together to sing their hit “Señorita,” says MTV.
Expect Big Sean and A$AP Ferg to perform their hit “World Is Mine.”
The Jonas Brothers, who haven’t performed at the VMAs since they sang “Love Bug” in 2008, will also be performing a pre-taped rendition of “Sucker.”
Lil Nas X, king of the “Old Town Road,” will be singing — although no one knows which of the many remixes of his viral hit he’ll be performing.
Normani will also be singing. Let’s hope she does her famous basketball tricks from the “Motivation” music video — live.
Also taking the stage in Newark:
- H.E.R., making her VMA debut
- Ozuna, nominated for best dance for his song “Taki Taki” with Cardi B, DJ Snake and Selena Gomez
- Bad Bunny, nominated for his song “MIA” featuring Drake for best Latin
- J Balvin, nominated for best dance, best choreography and twice for best Latin
- Rosalía, who has nods for best new artist, best Latin and best choreography
In addition to the main show performers, Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion — creator of Hot Girl Summer — will take the stage during the pre-show red carpet, starting at 7 p.m.
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