With less than three weeks until the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, it’s time to meet the performers.
MTV announced Thursday that Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and Logic with Ryan Tedder will grace the Radio City Music Hall stage come Monday, Aug. 20 with live performances of their latest smash hits. For the very first time, the pop diva will sing “God Is a Woman” from her forthcoming album Sweetener, while Shawn and Logic will perform “In My Blood” and “One Day,” respectively.
Of course, Grande’s scheduled appearance at the VMAs has Arianators crossing their fingers for a red carpet moment alongside Pete Davidson. It would mark the couple’s first official appearance since getting engaged in June.
As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
The competition is stiff this year, with Cardi B, Beyoncé and Jay-Z among the most-recognized nominees.
Ariana received eight nominations for Video of the Year for “No Tears Left to Cry,” Artist of the Year, Best Pop Music Video, Best Cinematography an. Best Visual Effects. Shawn is nominated for Best Pop Music Video, Best Cinematography and Best Direction for “In My Blood,” while Logic is nominated in the Best Collaboration category for “1-800-273-8255.”
Voting is already in full swing, as fans can cast their pick for their favorite artist across eight VMA categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Friday, Aug. 10. Voting for the Best New Artist award, presented by Taco Bell, will remain active until the VMA broadcast.
Don’t miss the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards when it airs live Monday, Aug. 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT!