Chart-topping Grammy winners are set to perform at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards this month.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are among the top contenders for awards at the 2020 MTV VMAs, and they will also perform. It was confirmed on Tuesday that Gaga and Grande will team-up for a live rendition of their mega collaboration, “Rain On Me”.
MTV announced earlier this month that The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Colombian singer Maluma and Latin boy band CNCO will also perform at the August 30 event, which was originally to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The awards show will now be held outdoors at various places in New York City in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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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.
Gaga and 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 honours, including song of the year for his No. 1 hit “The Box.” CNCO has two nominations, and Maluma scored a single nod.