Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes will perform at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, set to air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on 20 August. OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder will also team up with Logic on the night for the first live performance of their new collaboration, ‘One Day’.
Grande will perform her recent single, ‘God Is a Woman,’ from her upcoming album, Sweetener, which, as uDiscover Music previously reported, is set for release on 17 August. Mendes will be playing his hit, ‘In My Blood,’ off his recent self-titled album.
Grande, Mendes and Logic are all up for multiple awards at this year’s VMAs. Grande will compete for five trophies, including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for ‘No Tears Left to Cry,’ while Mendes is up for three, including Best Pop video for ‘In My Blood.’ Meanwhile, Logic’s breakout smash, ‘1-800-273-8255,’ with Alessia Cara and Khalid is up for Best Collaboration and Best Video With A Message. Among the other artists with multiple nominations for the 2018 VMAs are Drake, Childish Gambino, Cardi B and Bruno Mars.
Radio City Music Hall hosted the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. This year’s show marks the 12th time the VMAs have been held at the iconic venue, and the 17th time they’ve taken place in New York City. Over the past three decades, the VMAs have ping-ponged between NYC and Los Angeles, except for two years in Miami (2004 and 2005) and the one year in Las Vegas (2007). Katy Perry helmed last year’s show, where Kendrick Lamar won Video of the Year for ‘Humble’ and Ed Sheeran won Artist of the Year.
The 2018 Video Music Awards will also feature a special performance from Jennifer Lopez, who is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
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