BLACKPINK, Jack Harlow, Lizzo Added to List of 2022 MTV Video Music Awards Performances
Jack Harlow is gearing up to deliver a “First Class” performance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, which comes to Newark’s Prudential Center on Sunday, Aug. 28. The rapper is among the latest wave of performers to be announced for the show along with Lizzo, who is slated to perform “2 Be Loved” from Special.
BLACKPINK will make their U.S. award show debut with the first-ever stateside performance of their highly-anticipated comeback single “Pink Venom.”
Snoop Dogg and Eminem will also perform at the VMAs for the first time in over a decade as the rappers will bring the Prudential Center to the metaverse to deliver their VMA-nominated “From the D 2 The LBC.” For Eminem, the 2022 show will mark his first time back at the VMAs in 12 years, while Snoop Dogg last performed on the VMAs way back in 2005.
The trio joins previously announced performers J Balvin, Panic! at the Disco, Anitta and Marshmello.
Both Anitta — who will perform her new single “Envolver” live for the first time on TV — and Marshmello are making their VMA main stage debut, with the latter bringing along Khalid to deliver their recent single “Numb.” Panic! at the Disco will also premiere their new single “Middle of a Breakup” at the event, marking their first time back on the VMA stage since 2018.
J Balvin will also debut new music at the VMAs — “Nivel de Perreo” with Ryan Castro — where the Columbian superstar has a chance to become the most decorated Latin artist in VMAs history; Balvin, a 13-time nominee with five Moon Persons already, is nominated in the Best Latin category for “In Da Getto.”
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MTV will announce additional performers ahead of the 2022 Video Music Awards in the coming weeks.
Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X top this year’s list of nominees, with each artist garnering seven nominations. Doja Cat and Harry Styles both received six nominations, while Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Rosalía and Ed Sheeran are counted among the other nominees.