The MTV Video Music Awards are soon entering their 39th annual celebration. Come this weekend, you can tune into the 2022 ceremony to find all of your favorite hit music’s winning artists, the weirdest looks and performances, and the latest possible swarm of meme-worthy celebrity moments—all in real time from home.
This year, the star-studded event will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and rappers Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow are set to host the event.
Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (again) are among the artists expected to take home the award, leading the pack of nominees with seven total nominations. Behind them are Doja Kat and Harry Styles, who both received six nominations, including Video of the Year for their respective hit singles “Woman” and “As It Was.”
Taylor Swift also received a Video of the Year nomination for the short film “All Too Well,” starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, from her 2012 album, the red (Taylor’s edition), Which is reduced in November 2021. And the “About Damn Time” singer joins Lizo Harlow, Styles, Nas X and others in the Artist of the Year nominations.
To top things off, this year’s VMAs are bringing back their prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards—appropriately the show’s highest honor that recognizes an artist’s profound influence on music and culture—after a two-year hiatus. Minaj has been named this year’s honoree, making her the first recipient of the award since fellow female rapper Missy Elliott in 2019.
Of course, wild looks, live performances, and miscellaneous celebrity moments are also expected to be broadcast on the Internet, so the 2022 VMAs will be one you won’t want to miss. Below, see all the details on how you can tune into the anticipated awards ceremony, including where and when to stream the action from home.
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The VMAs will be broadcast on its home network, MTV, available on both television devices and MTV’s app. It will additionally be simulcast on networks including The CW, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, VH1, and Nickelodeon.
You can also stream the show on MTV’s website using a Paramount+ subscription (starting at just $5 per month), as well as YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV using select monthly plans or free trials.
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When to see
The event will take place this Sunday, August 28. The red carpet will begin at 6:30pm ET, and the show will begin at 8pm.
Sabrina Park is a Digital Fellow at HarpersBAZAAR.com where she covers news, fashion and culture stories. When she’s not writing she likes to hang out with her cat, read outside, and scroll through the depths of TikTok.