Here’s Everyone Who’s Performing at the 2018 MTV VMAs — and What They’re Singing
On Monday (August 20), MTV will return for the 35th iteration of its infamously wild Video Music Awards — the very stage where Beyoncé confirmed her first pregnancy, Kanye West once interrupted Taylor Swift, and Britney Spears and Madonna shared their now-iconic kiss.
With a history that rich, this year's show is sure to be just as moment-making, thanks in large part to its stacked slate of 2018 performers. So who, exactly, is set to take the mic?
Grande, who's up for five awards including Artist of the Year, will perform "God Is a Woman" from her newly released fourth album, Sweetener.
Mendes will sing "In My Blood," a single from his self-titled May record. The video for the song is nominated for Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Pop Video.
The "Chun-Li" rapper, who unveiled her fourth LP, Queen, earlier this month, will deliver a "special remote performance" from a yet-to-be-revealed "iconic" New York location.
Panic! At the Disco
Brendon Urie and co. will be on hand for a performance of their latest single, "High Hopes," Billboard confirmed earlier this week.
Scott performed at the VMAs last year with 30 Seconds to Mars, but this will mark his first time taking the stage as a solo artist during the ceremony. According to MTV, he'll do a medley of hits from his newly released third album, Astroworld.
Logic and Ryan Tedder
The rapper and OneRepublic frontman will team up for a rendition of their new single, "One Day" — the first time they'll perform it live.
Post Malone is nominated for two VMAs: Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Rockstar," which he's expected to perform but has not confirmed.
The night's biggest honoree, who's set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, will perform a selection of her greatest hits. It will be the first time Lopez has hit the VMAs stage since 2001.
Bazzi, Hayley Kiyoko, Jessie Reyez, Juice WRLD and PRETTYMUCH will also perform at the ceremony's first-ever PUSH artist stage, though it's unclear if those will be broadcast.
The 2018 VMAs air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.