The MTV VMAs 2022 are just two weeks away, and it looks like this year the awards will have a can’t-miss performance line-up. The full list of performers includes comebacks, debuts, and iconic songs we’ve been excited about all year.
Officially set to take the stage at the awards are Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Jack Harlow, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Panic! At the Disco. Lizzo is slated to perform a song from her new album Special. BLACKPINK is making their comeback after a two-year hiatus to release their new album Born Pink (September 16) from which they will be debuting a song titled “Pink Venom” live while also becoming the fifth girl group to perform at the VMAs. Jack Harlow is performing solo at the VMAs for the first time. Måneskin and Anitta will each be making their VMAs debuts to perform their hit singles “Supermodel” and “Envolver” respectively. J Balvin is no stranger to the VMAs stage. He will perform the world premiere of “Nivel de Perreo” with Colombian artist Ryan Castro. Marshmello and Khalid are teaming up to perform a world premiere as well, bringing their collab “Numb” to the VMAs stage. Panic! At the Disco is also premiering a new song! The band will perform “Middle of a Breakup” off of their forthcoming seventh album Viva Las Vengeance.
Each of these incredible performers is nominated for VMAs as well. Check out all the nominations these icons have received below.
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year, “About Damn Time”
Best Pop, “About Damn Time”
Video for Good, “About Damn Time”
Best Metaverse Performance, BLACKPINK the Virtual PUBG
Video of the Year, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
Artist of the Year
Best Collaboration, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
Best Direction, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
Best Art Direction, Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
Best Visual Effects, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
Best Choreography, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow “Industry Baby”
Best New Artist
Best Alternative, “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
Best Latin, “Envolver”
Best Latin, J Balvin and Skrillex “In da Getto”
Panic! At the Disco
Best Alternative, Panic! at the Disco “Viva las Vengeance”