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CONVERGE | Entertainment

6 Things We’re Excited to See at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

August 23, 2018

Are you ready for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards? We are.

By: Maria Esposito

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are returning to Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9pm, and we are so excited to see what fun and unexpected moments occur. Past VMA shows have featured incredible surprise performances, celebrity outbursts (Hey, Kanye), shocking fashion choices and so much more.

While it was incredibly difficult to just choose six, here are what we are most excited to see at this year’s VMAs.

And the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Goes To…

Jennifer Lopez! In a well-deserved moment in VMA history, J. Lo will receive the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which acknowledges an artist’s contributions to the world of music videos. The award has previously honored entertainers like Tom Petty, Britney Spears and Beyoncé.

In other exciting news, her song “Dinero” is also nominated for both the “Best Collaboration” and “Best Latin Video” awards.

Who Will Win Video of the Year?

This year’s nominees for Video of the Year are quite frankly, out of control. They are all simply amazing. Will The Carters win their first Moon Man as ‘The Carters?’ Is it “God’s Plan” that Drake wins video of the year? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, you can access exclusive celebrity interviews and catch up on the nominated music videos by saying the command “Moon Man” into your Cox Contour voice remote.

Ariana Grande’s first live performance of “God is a Woman”

Nominated for five VMA’s this year, Ariana Grande will be performing “God is a Woman,” from her upcoming album, Sweetener. This performance (which will be ICONIC) marks the first time she has performed the song live. Based on her previous VMA performances of “Side to Side,” “Bang Bang” and “Break Free,” we have no doubt that this performance will be one of the greats.

Red Carpet Fashion Wins and Faux Pas

In addition to incredible performances, the VMAs have blessed the world with some pretty memorable red-carpet fashion moments. Previous looks from the likes of Lady Gaga, Lorde, and others have been bold, fun and sometimes, downright crazy. We don’t know who will be serving the best and worst looks this year, but by all means people, bring them on.

As if the rec carpet isn’t going to be exciting enough, MTV announced today that the Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine will perform live during the red carpet pre-show, in front of Radio City Music Hall  at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Favorite Celebrity Couples

Speaking of the red carpet, we can’t wait to see which couples will make appearances together this year. 2018 has been full of engagements in the music industry and we are here for it. Who will debut on the VMAs red carpet? Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson? Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra? Travis Scott (who is also performing) and Kylie Jenner? Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin? We could go on, but I guess we will just have to wait for August 20 to find out.

Surprises

If there is one thing to expect at the MTV VMAs, it is the unexpected. From surprise collaborations to speech interruptions to pregnancy announcements, this awards show is nothing short of exciting moments that can’t possibly be predicted. We can’t wait to see what this year has in store.

Be sure to tune in to the MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Monday, August 20 at 9pm on MTV.

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