MTV VMAs 2019 – Date, Time, Host, Performers, Vote, Live Stream, Presenters, Tickets and Nominations for MTV Video Music Awards
The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards will arrive for the first time in New Jersey this week at the Prudential Center in Newark subsequent to going through 34 years in different urban areas — New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas. Known as music’s biggest night, the 36th annual awards ceremony, which will be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.
In its 1984 presentation at Radio City Music Hall, the show included Madonna’s well known “Like a Virgin” performance atop a giant wedding cake. This year, the crowd will move the sounds of chart-toppers like Lil Nas X and his record-breaking hit “Old Town Road.”
Before the Moonmen and celebrities come to town, here’s a summary of what to expect from the show, including nominees, performers and homegrown abilities expected to visit.
When are the VMAs on TV?
The VMAs begin at 8 p.m. Monday, August 26 on MTV. You can likewise live stream the show by signing into your cable provider at mtv.com/live-tv.
For the pre-show and celebrity fashion, MTV’s red carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Who is hosting the VMAs?
The comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco is hosting the MTV awards show.
Maniscalco, 46, who hails from Chicago, has a few comedy specials, the latest being “Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry” on Netflix. Directly after the VMAs, he sets off on his “You Bother Me” tour. In 2018, Maniscalco sold out five nights at Radio City Music Hall for his “Stay Hungry” tour (that is additionally the name of his book). This year, he sold out Madison Square Garden for four back to back nights.
Maniscalco plays ill-fated gangster Joseph “Crazy Joe” Gallo in the forthcoming Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman,” which filmed in Paterson and is expected out in the fall on Netflix. (Gallo inspired the 1976 Bob Dylan song “Joey.”)
In 2018, Maniscalco had a small role as Johnny Venere in the Oscar-winning Peter Farrelly movie “Green Book.” The dubious film is about previous “Sopranos” actor Tony “Lip” Vallelonga’s time functioning as a driver for concert pianist Donald Shirley during his 1960s tour of the Jim Crow South.
Who is performing at the VMAs?
Taylor Swift, who was spotted at a Target in Jersey City on Friday, is opening the show, at that point, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Rosalía, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny will make that big appearance at the VMAs.
So will Missy Elliott, A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani, Ozuna and Big Sean.
On Friday, MTV announced a performance from Jersey talents Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Redman, Fetty Wap and Naughty by Nature, representing Newark, Essex County, and Paterson. The local all-stars will meet up to finish off the show.
A previously recorded performance from Wyckoff’s Jonas Brothers, charged as “remote,” will air during the show subsequent to being filmed on Sunday at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.
In April, the group, which rejoined after going separate ways in 2013, bagged its first No. 1 hit with “Sucker,” which is nominated for song of the year, video of the year and best pop at the VMAs. In June, the band released “Happiness Begins,” its first album in six years.
A red carpet pre-show will include performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Ava Max, and CNCO.
Who is getting the Video Vanguard Award?
Missy Elliott is set to become the first female rapper to get the highest honor at the VMAs — the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
The award is given for magnificence in videos over an artist’s career. Jennifer Lopez got the honor in 2018.
Elliott’s performance will be her first at the VMAs since 2006 when she played out “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”
The producer-rapper-songwriter extraordinaire just came out with a new project called “Iconology” and a new music video for one of its tracks, titled “Throw it Back.” A line in the song references her triumphant history at the VMAs: “So many VMAs, that I could live on the moon.” In the video, Missy’s face shows up inside the helmet of the award show’s signature Moonman.
How do you vote for the VMAs?
A large portion of the voting is as of now shut, however, one category is still available to all.
The best new artist vote will be open through the beginning of the awards show at mtv.com/vma/vote.
Artists nominated in the category are Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., Ava Max, Lizzo and Rosalía. Every voter can cast up to 10 votes per day.
Votes can likewise be sent to MTV via Twitter direct message and Facebook Messenger.
How to watch the VMAs without cable
On the off chance that you don’t have cable, you can watch the VMAs on the following streaming platforms:
- Fubo TV (free trial)
- Sling TV (free trial)
Who are the presenters at the VMAs?
Presenters with New Jersey associations include:
Victor Cruz, a Super Bowl champion with the Giants and ESPN NFL expert from Paterson.
Ice-T, the gangsta rap pioneer, recording artist and longtime “Law & Order” actor born in Newark who grew up in Summit and lives in Edgewater.
Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta, who was born and raised in Englewood.
“Sopranos” actors Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Meadow Soprano), Drea de Matteo (Adriana La Cerva) and Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero) will show an award together.
New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban will be right at home at the Prudential Center as a presenter. Going along with him will be his new fiancee, Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. The couple says they’re settling down in New Jersey.
Going along with them will be Billy Ray Cyrus, who is highlighted on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team players Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, and Ashlyn Harris.
Hip-hop greats Salt-N-Pepa, “Hot Girl Summer” maker Megan Thee Stallion, Lenny Kravitz, “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness, actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld, rapper French Montana and actress and singer Keke Palmer round out the announced group of presenters.
Can you get tickets for the VMAs? Where is the red carpet?
No. Tickets are not sold for the VMAs.
The red carpet will keep running from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. at Market Street before the Prudential Center (75 Lafayette St.). The pre-show will occur beside the red carpet.
Who is nominated at the VMAs?
Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande lead the nominations, with 10 each.
Alongside the Jonas Brothers, one multiple VMA nominee from New Jersey is Halsey, 24, an Edison native and graduate of Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington.
Like the Jonas Brothers, Halsey is nominated for artist of the year. She’s additionally nominated in two new categories.
The first is best K-pop, where she got a nod for “Boy With Luv,” the BTS song in which she is a highlighted artist. (She’s likewise nominated for that song in the best collaboration category.)
The second is “video for good,” which perceives videos with a positive message. Nominated in the category is Halsey’s “Nightmare,” in which she sings “I’ve been polite, but I won’t be caught dead/Letting a man tell me what I should do with my bed.”
Click here to see the complete list of nominees for the 2019 MTV VMAs.