MTV VMAs Announces New Categories and the Red Carpet Pre-Show Performers

Vote for your favorite groups like BLACKPINK and BTS on IG Stories now.

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MTV has just announced the performers for its 2019 VMAs red carpet pre-show airing on August 26 featuring acts like Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion. The pre-show will be hosted by Terrence J and Nessa with special correspondent Zara Larsson. In addition, the “2019 Push Artist of the Year” award will be presented by the former winner, Hayley Kiyoko.

This year, fans can vote their favorite acts and artists in select categories including “Best Group,” “Best Power Anthem” and “Song of Summer” presented by Samsung, on MTV’s Instagram Story. Starting today, and for the next 24 hours, fans can vote by swiping up on MTV’s Instagram Story for nominees including BLACKPINK, BTS, Ariana Grande, Halsey and more:

BEST GROUP:

5 Seconds of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
BTS
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
PRETTYMUCH
Why Don’t We

BEST POWER ANTHEM:

Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
DJ Khaled, ft. Cardi B & 21 Savage – “Wish Wish”
Halsey – “Nightmare”
Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Maren Morris – “GIRL”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign “Hot Girl Summer”
Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”
Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”

From August 21 at 12 p.m. EST until August 25 at 12 p.m. EST, fans can vote for the Song of Summer, presented by Samsung, in bracket-style voting. The nominees include:

Ariana Grande & Social House – “boyfriend”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
DaBaby – “Suge”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Khalid – “Talk”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lil Tecca – “Ransom”
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”
Miley Cyrus- “Mother’s Daughter”
Post Malone ft. Young Thug – “Goodbyes”
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – “The London”

Hosted by comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco, this year’s MTV VMAs will air live from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on August 26 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, and across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 180 countries.

In other entertainment news, Stranger Things star Maya Hawke has released a music video for “To Love a Boy.”

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