Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and More Among Must-See Performances at the 2019 MTV VMAs

Hotly-anticipated event, hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, will air live on August 26.

By Jamie Blynn Aug 13, 2019 5:00 PMTags
Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Lizzo Andreas Branch for Variety, Tony Barson/FilmMagic, Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Woo child, the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are shaping up to be good as hell.

The hotly-anticipated awards will feature performances by Lizzo, Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Rosalía and Shawn Mendes, A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, H.E.R., NormaniOzuna. The Jonas Brothers will also participate in a remote performance from an iconic location along the New Jersey shoreline.

On Monday, MTV announced that Missy Elliott is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In addition to bringing home the coveted trophy, the "Get Ur Freak On" rapper will also perform, her first time doing so at the show in more than a decade.

And let's not forget that earlier this month, it was revealed that Taylor Swift will also take the stage. (In 2015, she performed her hit "Bad Blood" while her girl squad cheered on from the crowd.) Just days before the show, she'll also release her upcoming seventh album, Lover.  So, needless to say, we can't calm down.

The star power doesn't end there: Alex Morgan, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray CyrusHailee SteinfeldJohn Travolta, Jonathan Van Ness, Keke Palmer, Lenny KravitzMegan Thee Stallion and Victor Cruz among other will be also be presenting awards to the nominees.

The MTV VMAs, hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 26.