THE MTV Video Music Awards are back with their first in-person audience since 2019.

The MTV VMA's will return to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York City, for the first time since 2013.

MTV VMA's 2021: When is the show and how can I watch or stream it?

After last year’s slate of remote performances, the VMAs return to Barclays Center on September 12 and will be hosted by Doja Cat.

The broadcast and live stream of the main ceremony is set to begin at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific) on MTV and

ViacomCBS networks such as BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, and VH1 will also simulcast the show.

The MTV VMAs pre-show begins at 6.30pm Eastern (3.30pm Pacific) and will feature 90 minutes of performances and celebrity interviews.

The pre-show will air on MTV, and, starting at 6.15pm Eastern, it’ll stream on the @MTV Twitter, as well.

Who is performing at the MTV VMA's?

Here are the artists slated to perform at the pre-show:

  • Kim Petras
  • Polo G
  • Swedish House Mafia

MTV’s Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa return as hosts of the pre-show, featuring Tinashe as a celebrity correspondent.

Rapper Doja Cat will host the ceremony, and presenters include Billie Eilish, Ashanti, Cyndi Lauper, 50 Cent, Megan Fox, Travis Barker and Rita Ora.

The list of performers at the VMA's main show includes:

  • Lil Nas X
  • Normani
  • Foo Fighters
  • Chlöe
  • Justin Bieber

What is the list of nominees?

Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, and more are also among this year’s nominees.

Check out the full list below:

Video of the Year

  • Cardi B: WAP Ft. Megan Thee Stallion
  • DJ Khaled / Drake: POPSTAR Starring Justin Bieber
  • Doja Cat: Kiss Me More Ft. SZA
  • Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits
  • Lil Nas X: MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
  • The Weeknd: Save Your Tears

Artist of the Year

  • Ariana Grande
  • Doja Cat
  • Justin Bieber
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

  • 24kGoldn: Mood Ft. Iann Dior
  • BTS: Dynamite
    Cardi B: WAP Ft. Megan Thee Stallion
  • Dua Lipa: Levitating
  • Olivia Rodrigo: Drivers License
  • Silk Sonic: Leave the Door Open

Best New Artist

  • 24kGoldn
  • Giveon
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Polo G
  • Saweetie

You can check out the full list at Pitchfork.

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