The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards are a few hours away!
Last year’s VMA epidemic occurred across multiple outdoor locations in New York City. This year, the event will return to a private event event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to the local public health guidelines, to “celebrate the return of live entertainment.”
The show begins at 8pm ET / PT, followed by a pre-show at 8:30 pm, hosted by MTV personalities Nesa Diab and Jamila Mustafa as R&B singer-songwriter Tinash Celebrity Correspondent. Pre-show performers include Kim Petraeus, Swedish House Mafia and Polo G.
The VMAs will broadcast live on MTV, the live stream will be available on the MTV Twitter account. The show will air on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and The CW Network, as well as Paramount Plus.
Justin Bieber, who is up for seven awards, led this year’s nomination. Megan Thi Stallion followed with six nominations, while Doza Cat, Billy Ilish, BTS, Drake, Givon, Lil Nass X and Olivia Rodrigo made five.
This year’s event will be presented by rapper and singer Doza Kat of “Kiss Me More” and “She So”, who will perform. Other cast members include Camilla Cabello, Kelly (Chloe X Hall’s solo debut), Jack Harlow, Bieber, Casey Musgraves, The Kid Laroi, Lil Nass X, Rodrigo, Ozuna, Shawn Mendes, Tenny and Ekush Pilot.
Presenters include AJ McLean, Avril Lavigne, Billy Porter, Conor McGregor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Hailey Bieber, Ja Rule, Lance Bass and Travis Barker, who will be on stage at Machine Gun Kelly for their new solo world premiere. “Piece of paper.”