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Nicki Minaj returns to VMAs for special remote performance

VMAs air live Monday, August 20th on MTV

MTV has announced global superstar Nicki Minaj will return to the VMAs in a special performance, presented by PEPSI, from an iconic location in New York. This will mark Minaj’s debut performance after the release of her highly anticipated album, Queen. It will also be the first time a major awards show will televise a performance from the surprise location.

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. Additional performers include Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, and Logic with Ryan Tedder. 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.

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.

Full list of nominees can be seen here.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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