This Sunday, the 28th, another edition of the MTV Video Music Awards takes place. Created in 1984, the musical award has already consecrated names such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Sinéad O’Connor, REM and Pearl Jam, who won in different years in the main award category: video of the year.
In 2021, the big winner of the night was American rapper Lil Nas X, who took home the Moonman, the statuette that is shaped like an astronaut on the moon. The singer won the award for the Montero video (Call Me by Your Name), having competed with other big names such as Doja Cat, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd.
In addition to the prizes, the statuette night always draws attention for its presentations. This year, one of those confirmed is the singer Anitta, who will perform for the first time on the main stage of the party. She had already sung at the 2021 VMAs, but with a recorded performance.
Below, everything you need to know about the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Where and when to watch the MTV VMAs 2022?
The 2022 MTV VMAs will be broadcast live this Sunday, August 28 at 9pm on the MTV closed channel. It can be seen for free on Pluto TV, channel 157.
The pre-show and red carpet start at 19:30 (Brasilia time). The main show, when the awards ceremony actually takes place, starts at 9 pm (also Brasília time). It will also be possible to follow the awards via Stan Mail and Twitter. Stan Cam, MTV’s Shorty Award-winning initiative, returns as a real-time experience on Twitter: Follow @VMAs during the broadcast to tell Stan Cam what you want to see, you can also share messages with talent using the # tag VMAStanMail.
Who will perform at the 2022 VMAs?
The singer Anitta was one of the first attractions announced. The award, which has already served as a stage for concerts by great artists in world music, will also receive Bad Bunny, Korean Blackpink, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Måneskin, Marshmello x Khalid, Nicki Minaj, panic! At The Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kane Brown.
Who will be the presenters of the awards?
The list of stars confirmed to present the awards includes Ashley Graham, Avril Lavigne, Bebe Rexha, Becky G, Billy Eichner, Cheech & Chong (Cheech Marin + Tommy Chong), Chlöe Bailey, Dixie DAmelio, DJ Khaled, Dove Cameron, Joel Madden , Latto, Lili Reinhart and Offset.
What can’t you miss at the 2022 VMAs?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the honorary Global Icon award at the ceremony, in addition to performing live. Nicki Minaj will also receive a coveted award, the Video Vanguard Award. The ceremony will be conducted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow.
What to expect from the pre-show?
Dove Cameron, Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy will perform live on the VMAs red carpet pre-show. This pre-ceremony special will be hosted by Nessa and Kevan Kenney, with coverage from multiplatform artist Tate McRae. DJ Murda Beatz will be the resident DJ for Kraft.