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The MTV Video Music Awards are scheduled for this Sunday. Hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow, this year’s festivities will air live at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ beginning at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.
Read on below for everything you need to know before the big night in music, including how to stream the 2022 MTV VMAs online without cable, the nominees, the artists, and more.
MTV VMA 2022: nominees and honorees
Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be honored with the Global Icon Award; both will also perform at the event.
Doja Cat, Harry Styles and Jack Harlow lead with eight nominations each, followed by Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X with seven nominations each.
Video of the Year nominees are Doja Cat (“Woman”), Drake ft. Future and Young Thug (“Way 2 Sexy”), Ed Sheeran (“Shivers”), Styles (“As It Was”), Lil Nax X and Harlow (“Industry Baby”), Olivia Rodrigo (“Brutal”) Taylor Swift (“Very good”). The nominees for album of the year are Adele (30), BadBunny (A summer without you), Billie Eilish (Happier than ever), Drake (certified lover boy) and Styles (Harry’s house).
For artist of the year are Bad Bunny, Drake, Sheeran, Styles, Harlow, Lil Nas X and Lizzo. Song of the Year nominees are Adele “(Easy on Me”), Billie Eilish (“Happier Than Ever”), Elton John and Dua Lipa (“Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”), Lizzo (“About Damn Time”) and The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber (“Stay”).
Best New Artist nominations go to Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, Gayle, Latto, Måneskin and Seventeen. Other awards include Pushing Performance of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop Song, Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Song, Best Latin Song, Best R&B Song, Best K-pop Song, Video for well, better metaverse performance and more. See the full list of nominees here.
MTV VMA 2022: Performers
The 2022 MTV VMAs will feature live performances beyond the main show. Dove Cameron, Saucy Santana and Yung Gravy will perform on the pre-show, and the Extended Play Stage will feature Conan Gray, Flo Milli, JID and Lauren Spencer-Smith.
The main broadcast will include a “first-of-its-kind” performance by Snoop Dogg and Eminem of “From the D 2 The LBC,” and Bad Bunny will perform live from his stop at Yankee Stadium. Honorees Minaj and Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform medleys of their greatest hits, and other artists (including nominees) taking to the main stage include Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Kane Brown.
How to stream the MTV VMAs online
Cable subscribers can watch the 2022 MTV VMAs live on MTV or MTV.com (by signing in to a TV provider account) this Sunday starting at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.
Cord cutters can stream the ceremony online on Paramount+ and on any live TV streaming service the network offers, including DirecTV Stream ($70 and up per month), FuboTV ($70 and up per month), Hulu with Live TV ($70 and up per month). ; includes Disney+ and ESPN+), Philo ($25 and up/mo.), or YouTube TV ($65/mo.).
Technically, you can watch the MTV VMAs for free by signing up for a 24-hour Viewing Pass at MTV.com, or by signing up for a 30-day free trial at Paramount+. See below for more details on streaming options to watch the MTV Video Music Awards online.
Get $30 off your first two months when you sign up for a new DirecTV Stream subscription, which starts at $70 per month. The streamer offers MTV and over 65 sports, entertainment, and news channels under its entertainment package ($70 per month). Other plans offer more than 90 to 140 channels, with prices ranging from $84 to $140 per month; you can also add HBO Max, Starz, Showtime and other channels to add to your movie and TV options.
DirecTV streaming subscription
$70 and up monthly
FuboTV starts at $70 per month to access MTV and over 120 news, entertainment and sports channels under the Pro Plan; you can also upgrade to the Elite package ($80 per month) which includes 180+ channels and 130+ events in 4K. Both plans let you record TV shows, movies, games, and more, and watch them on unlimited screens. FuboTV offers a seven-day free trial.
Subscription to FuboTV
$70 and up monthly
Hulu with live TV
Watch MTV plus 75 other top cable news, entertainment and sports channels on demand with a subscription to Hulu with Live TV, which comes with Disney+ and ESPN+ and costs $70 for the ad-supported plan or $76 for the ad-free package. The package also lets you watch thousands of popular TV shows, movies, and original content, and you can add Cinemax, HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and other channels for an additional monthly fee. It’s worth noting that the Hulu with Live TV package will increase in price on October 10 to $76 for the ad-supported tier and $83 for the ad-free plan.
Hulu with live TV subscription
$70 and up monthly
In addition to MTV, Paramount+ subscriptions include access to CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and the Smithsonian Channel. The streamer costs $5 per month for the ad-supported Essential plan or $10 per month for the ad-free Premium option; save when you sign up for an annual package ($50 or $100 per year, respectively). Subscriptions come with access to thousands of hours of movies and TV series, including sonic the hedgehog 2, South Park: The Broadcast Warsthe totality star trek franchise, yellow stone prequel show 1883 and more, and the Premium level includes your local CBS station, live CBSN and NFL news, and the ability to download content to watch later. There’s also a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.
$5 and up monthly
Philo’s Live TV subscription is $25 per month and includes MTV and over 50 other classic TV, lifestyle and news channels. Subscribers can stream on up to three devices simultaneously, create up to 10 profiles, and save unlimited live or future shows for up to one year. The streamer offers a seven-day free trial.
$25 per month
For $65 per month, YouTube TV streaming subscription includes MTV and over 85 other live news, entertainment and sports channels. New subscribers can get their first three months for $55 per month; after that, it’s $65 a month. YouTube TV subscriptions include unlimited digital recording and up to six accounts.
YouTube TV subscription
$65 and up monthly