How to Watch the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Live

The MTV VMAs are back and this year it’s going to be a little different. For one of the first live awards shows in 2020, MTV will air from New York on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. ET, across all five boroughs. The show was originally set to be held inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, but given the ongoing health crisis, the show would be held outdoors featuring its various presenters and performers, with few or no audience members in attendance.

Here’s everything else you need to know about the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.

How to Watch the Award Show?

The MTV VMAs will air live on MTV. It will also be streamed on MTV.com and the MTV app, which requires you to sign in with your TV provider. In addition to MTV, the show broascast across  BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and The CW.

Who Is the Host?

Earlier this month, MTV announced that Keke Palmer would be hosting the event. She is an actress, music artist, host, author and activist.

Keke Palmer has joined Olay as the beauty brand’s new ambassador — and been put straight to work launching a new skincare range. The 26-year-old actress and singer is promoting the Olay Body Skincare-Inspired Collection. The collection boasts that it offers consumers high quality ingredients at affordable prices all below $10, including a ‘first-of-its-kind’ line of body washes with ‘supercharged ingredients’ (vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and collagen), an in-shower Rinse-Off Body Conditioner, as well as a formula upgrade including Vitamin B3 Complex to Olay Body’s best seller, Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash. Keke said of the partnership: ‘This year-long partnership with Olay Body means so much to me because for a long time, women like me weren't represented in the beauty industry, let alone many industries at all - and representation is so important. ‘We are beautiful, confident and fearless - all the things that Olay Body represents. I'm also so pumped to be partnering with Olay Body on the launch of the Skincare-Inspired Collection because these supercharged body washes are so luxe with ingredients like collagen, vitamin C (a melanin must-have) and hyaluronic acid - and they're actually affordable! ‘I think that beauty can be polarizing at times and with this new line, Olay Body has created something that's inclusive and accessible, but also formulated with luxe ingredients that are often at higher price points.’. 12 Feb 2020 Pictured: Keke Palmer has been announced as the new 2020 spokesperson for beauty brand Olay. Photo credit: Olay/ MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA608703_002.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Keke Palmer

Who Is Nominated?

Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each. Billie Eilish and The Weeknd closely follow behind with six nominations. Other stars nominated include FN’s 2019 Style Influencer of the Year J Balvin, BTS, Maluma, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and more.

Who Is Performing?

Lady Gaga will perform her first song off her newest album, “Chromatica.” She will be joined by Ariana Grande for a performance of hit “Rain on Me.” Miley Cyrus is set to perform her new single, “Midnight Sky.” The Weeknd, BTS, Doja Cat, Maluma and CNCO will also hit the stage.

Who Is Making Appearances?

Anthony Ramos, Bebe Rexha, Bella Hadid, Drew Barrymore, Jaden Smith, Joey King, Kelly Clarkson, Machine Gun Kelly, Madison Beer, Nicole Richie, Sofia Carson and Travis Barker will make appearances throughout the show.

And during the 2020 VMAs Pre-Show, Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Tate McRae and Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and Blackbear will perform starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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