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The MTV Video Music Awards are scheduled for this Sunday. Hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow, this year’s festivities will air live at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, starting at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
Below, keep reading for everything you need to know ahead of music’s big night, including how to stream the 2022 MTV VMAs online without cable, nominees, artists and more.
MTV VMA 2022: nominees and winners
Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award; the two will also perform at the event.
Doja Cat, Harry Styles and Jack Harlow lead with eight nominations each, followed by Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X with seven nods each.
The nominees for Video of the Year are Doja Cat (“Woman”), Drake ft. Future and Young Thug (“Way 2 Sexy”), Ed Sheeran (“Shivers”), Styles (“As It Was”), Lil Nax X and Harlow (“Industry Baby”), Olivia Rodrigo (“Brutal”) Taylor Swift (“Very good”). The nominees for album of the year are Adele (30), Bad Bunny (A Verano Sin Ti), Billie Eilish (happier than ever), Drake (Certified lover) and Styles (Harry’s house).
The artists of the year are Bad Bunny, Drake, Sheeran, Styles, Harlow, Lil Nas X and Lizzo. Song of the Year nominees include Adele “(Easy on Me”), Billie Eilish (“Happier Than Ever”), Elton John and Dua Lipa (“Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”), Lizzo (“About Damn Time”) and Le Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber (“Stay”).
The best nods to new artists go to Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, Gayle, Latto, Måneskin and Seventeen. Other awards include Push Performance of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop Song, Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Song, Best Latin Song, Best R&B Song, Best K-pop song, video for good, best Metaverse performance and more. To see the full list of nominees here.
MTV VMAs 2022: Performers
The 2022 MTV VMAs will feature live performances beyond the main show. Dove Cameron, Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy will play the pre-show, and the Extended Play Stage will feature Conan Gray, Flo Milli, JID and Lauren Spencer-Smith.
The main show will include a “first of its kind” performance by Snoop Dogg and Eminem of “From the D 2 The LBC”, and Bad Bunny will perform live from his tour stop at Yankee Stadium. Winners Minaj and Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform mixes of their greatest hits, and other artists (including nominees) to take the main stage include Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At the disco and Kane Brown.
How to stream the MTV VMAs online
Cable subscribers can watch the 2022 MTV VMAs live on MTV or on mtv.com (by logging into a TV provider account) this Sunday starting at 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET.
Cord cutters can stream the ceremony online at Paramount+ and on any live TV streaming service that broadcasts the network, including DirecTV streams ($70 and more per month), Fubo TV ($70+ per month), Hulu with Live TV ($70+ per month; includes Disney+ and ESPN+), Philo ($25 and more per month) or YouTube television ($65 per month).
You can technically watch the MTV VMAs for free by signing up for a 24-hour viewing pass at MTV.com or signing up for a 30-day free trial at Paramount+. See below for details on streaming options to watch the MTV Video Music Awards online.
Get $30 off your first two months when you sign up for a new DirecTV Stream Subscription, which starts at $70 per month The streamer offers MTV and over 65 sports, entertainment and news channels as part of its Entertainment package ($70 per month). Other plans offer over 90 to 140 channels, with prices ranging from $84 to $140 per month; you can also add HBO Max, Starz, Showtime, and other channels to add to your options for movies and TV.
Fubo TV starts at $70 per month for access to MTV and over 120 other news, entertainment, and sports channels on the Pro plan; you can also upgrade to the Elite plan ($80 per month) which includes over 180 channels and over 130 events in 4K. Both plans let you record TV shows, movies, games, and more and watch them on unlimited screens. FuboTV offers a seven-day free trial.
Hulu with Live TV
Watch MTV plus 75 other top on-demand cable news, entertainment and sports channels with a Hulu subscription with Live TV, which comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+ and costs $70 for the ad-supported plan or $76 for the ad-free plan. The plan also lets you watch thousands of popular TV shows, movies, and original content, and you can add Cinemax, HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and more channels for an additional monthly fee. It should be noted that the price of the Hulu package with Live TV will increase on October 10 to $76 for the ad-supported tier and $83 for the ad-free plan.
Hulu with live TV subscription
$70 and more per month
In addition to MTV, Paramount+ Subscriptions include access to CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel. The streamer costs $5 per month for the ad-supported Essential plan or $10 per month for the ad-free Premium option; save when you sign up for an annual plan ($50 or $100 per year, respectively). Subscriptions provide access to thousands of hours of movies and TV series, including sonic the hedgehog 2, South Park: The Streaming Warall star trek franchise, Yellowstone prequel show 1883 and more, and the Premium tier includes your local CBS station, live CBSN and NFL news and the ability to download content to watch later. There is also a seven-day free trial period for new subscribers.
PhiloLive TV subscription costs $25 per month and includes MTV and over 50 other classic, lifestyle and news TV channels. Subscribers can stream up to three devices simultaneously, create up to 10 profiles, and record an unlimited number of live or upcoming shows for up to one year. The streamer offers a seven-day free trial.
For $65 per month, YouTube televisionThe streaming subscription includes MTV and over 85 other live news, entertainment and sports channels. New subscribers can get their first three months for $55 per month; after that it costs $65 per month. YouTube TV subscriptions include unlimited digital recording and up to six accounts.