Previously announced performers include BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin, while Keke Palmer will host the awards show. This year’s VMAs introduces two new categories reflecting the current pandemic times: best music video from home and best quarantine performance.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are the top contenders with nine nominations apiece. They are nominated for the top prize, video of the year, with their No. 1 collaboration “Rain on Me." The Weeknd and Billie Eilish are the second-most nominated acts with six apiece. They are also up for video of the year with “everything i wanted” and “Blinding Lights," competing with Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” and Eminem’s “Godzilla,” which features late rapper Juice WRLD.
Ricch is up for three honors, including song of the year for his No. 1 hit “The Box." CNCO has two nominations, and Maluma scored a single nod.