Holy crap, now that’s a lineup! In the weeks leading up to the show, MTV has steadily been announcing more and more performers for the 2019 VMAs, a.k.a. the Video Music Awards. Superstars Taylor Swift and Missy Elliot are already set to take the stage on Monday, August 26, and now we know that Lizzo, Lil Nas X, the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus will be joining them. So will one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who will be performing their smash hit “Señorita” live for the first time.”
That list now also includes H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna. Rapper Big Sean will also be taking the stage with ASAP Ferg. But that’s far from all the rappers set to spit bars at the show. To celebrate the fact that the awards will be given out in New Jersey this year, MTV also invited New Jersey natives Fetty Wap, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Redman, and Wyclef Jean to perform. Believe it or not, it’ll actually be Queen Latifah’s first time performing at the VMAs. The same goes for Fetty Wap.
Believe it or not, there’s more. Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Rosalía are performing, too. In addition to singing and rapping live, however, you can also expect these artists to grace the stage to nab some awards. This group has pretty much swept the nominations. Taylor’s song “ME!” with Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendon Urie was also nominated for Best Collaboration, and so was Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus. Rapper Missy has already snagged the Video Vanguard award. Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Rosalía are all up for Best New Artist, and Bad Bunny is competing against Rosalía and J Balvin for Best Latin.
If you tune in early, you may also get to see performances from Megan Thee Stallion, CNCO and Ava Max. The three acts will be rocking the pre-show, and they’re pretty much guaranteed to get you hype. We’ve got no doubt that Megan will be rocking her latest hit, “Hot Girl Summer,” even though the season’s almost over. But what about everyone else?
The Jonas Brothers have already recorded their performance of “Sucker,” and Miley’s set to perform her new breakup song, “Slide Away.” Lil Nas X dropped the news on Twitter that he’ll be performing “Panini,” and Normani will be rocking “Motivation.” According to MTV, Tay has been super secretive about which of her songs she’ll be singing, though she did tease that it’ll be a “world premiere performance.” Does that mean it’ll be the first time she’s performing one of her new hits live? Now that pretty much every song off her album, Lover, is a certifiable bop, she’s got just nearly two dozen tunes to choose from, and we can’t even pick which one we must want to see. All we know is that this show is sure to be amazing.