MTV announced the first round of performers set to take the stage at the 2022 MTV VMAs, returning to New Jersey’s Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday, August 28. Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! at the Disco will all bring performances to this year’s VMAs, with many more announcements ahead in the coming weeks.
Anitta will make her VMAs main-stage debut with her dance song “Envolver,” up for an award this year in the Best Latin category. J Balvin will return to the show for the first time since 2019 for the television/world premiere of his song “Nivel de Perreo” with fellow Colombian artist Ryan Castro. Marshmello and Khalid will hit the stage to perform their hit “Numb,” and Panic! at the Disco will return to the VMAs stage for the first time in four years for the world-premiere performance of new single “Middle of a Breakup”.
The nominees for the 2022 VMAs were unveiled last week, with Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Nas X earning seven nods each. Doja Cat and Harry Styles earned six nominations, while Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd all earned five noms.
Find the full list of 2022 VMA nominees and to vote, head to vma.mtv.com.
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