That 2022 MTV Video Music Awards is only days away! As stars and fans alike prepare to flock to Newark’s Prudential Center on Sunday, Billboard want to know: Which performance are you most looking forward to?
Nicki Minaj is set to receive this year’s Video Vanguard Award and hit the stage for a career-spanning performance highlighting her iconic visuals for singles like “Anaconda,” “Super Bass,” “Starships” and “Chun Li,” while Red Hot Chili Peppers will celebrate being recipients of 2022 Global Icon Award with their own medley.
Other confirmed performers for the big night include Anita, Bad rabbit, J Balvin, Lizzo, Panic! At the disco and BLACK ROSE SAIDthe latter of which will debut their new smash “Pink Venom” live for the first time on the VMAs stage.
Rising stars Dove Cameron, Beautiful Santana and Yung Gravy will all make their mark during the telecast’s pre-show, which has provided a major platform over the years for future superstars like Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Foo Fighters, Nick Jonas and even Minaj, who performed “Check It Out” at the pre-show in 2010 during her breakout Pink Friday era.
In the meantime Harry Styles, Doja cat and Jack Harlow are all tied for the most part nominations of this year’s crop of nominees with eight each. All three are ready for this year’s video for “As It Was”, “Woman” and “Industry Baby”, respectively, with collaborator and comrade Lil Nas X, against e.g. Drake (“Way 2 Sexy” with Future and Young Thug), Ed Sheeran (“Trembling”), Olivia Rodrigo (“Brutal”) and Taylor Swift (Too good: The short film).
Vote for your most anticipated VMAs performance in Billboard‘s vote below!