First round of VMA performers announced | The Music Universe

First round of VMA performers announced

2018 VMAs air live on MTV on August 20th

MTV has announced that Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and Logic with Ryan Tedder will take the stage at the 2018 VMAs. Grande will perform her smash hit single “God is a Woman” from her forthcoming album Sweetener, while Mendes will deliver his chart-topping song “In My Blood,” and Logic will perform his new single, “One Day,” featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, for the first time.

As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” She is also set to perform at this year’s show for the first time since 2001. The VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20th at 9 pm ET/PT across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

The full list of nominees for the 2018 VMAs is available here. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

Fans can vote for their favorites across 12 VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Friday, August 10th. Voting for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell, will remain active until the VMA broadcast.

MTV has teamed up with Amazon to release a skill for Alexa, the cloud-based voice service, that will allow customers to vote for “Artist of the Year.” This marks the first time ever that a major awards show has used Alexa for audience voting. To cast your vote, just say, “Alexa, vote for the VMAs” on any Alexa-enabled device.

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