×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, J Balvin, More Join VMAs Lineup

The 2019 VMAs performer lineup is coming together with Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X and J Balvin joining Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Bad Bunny and Rosalia, MTV announced today.

Many of the performers also stand a chance to take home a Moonman at the show this year. Fresh off a trip to the Grammys, Camilla Cabello returns to the VMAs this year with four nominations. She took home two awards last year for artist of the year and video of the year. Lil Nas X is nominated in eight categories. Additionally, J Balvin’s latest album “Vibras” helped him snagged four nominations. Shawn Mendes and Rosalia also make the list with five and three noms, respectively.

Billie Eilish, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Cardi B are also nominated in multiple categories.

In addition, Missy Elliott will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. As previously announced, Swift will take the VMAs stage for the first time since 2015. The appearance marks Swift’s first major TV performance following the release of her newest anticipated album “Lover.” Swift ties Grande for most nominations at the show with 10.

Hosted by comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco, the awards show will air live from Newark, N.J. Aug. 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

More Music

  • First still from the set of

    Composer Michael Giacchino on Setting the Right Tone for 'Jojo Rabbit'

    Michael Giacchino is a widely respected film composer, with an Oscar and a Grammy for “Up” and an Emmy for “Lost,” as well as a Grammy for “Ratatouille.” He is stirring up Oscar buzz again with his score for Fox Searchlight’s “Jojo Rabbit,” written and directed by Taika Waititi. Giacchino talked with Variety about the [...]

  • Album Review: The Muffs' 'No Holiday'

    Album Review: The Muffs' 'No Holiday'

    It is heartbreaking that Kim Shattuck, the forthright singer and cocksure songwriter for the Muffs, died at the beginning of October. Renowned for her short, sharp brand of power-pop punk song, yearning but prickly lyrics, and screamy, shredded vocals with a tender, expressive edge, Shattuck — who spent time in the Pandoras, the Coolies and, for [...]

  • Hear Prince's Acoustic Demo of 'I

    Hear Prince's Acoustic Demo of 'I Feel for You'

    In honor of the 40th anniversary of Prince’s self-titled second album, “Prince” — which was released on October 19, 1979 — late artist’s estate and Warner Records have released a previously uncirculated, solo acoustic demo recording of his song “I Feel for You,” available on streaming services and as a limited-run 7” vinyl single. The demo features [...]

  • Issa Rae Launches Raedio Label With

    Issa Rae Launches Raedio Label With Atlantic; Watch First Release, TeaMarrr’s ‘Kinda Love’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Raedio, the new label co-founded by Emmy-nominated actress-producer-writer Issa Rae, and Atlantic Records have announced a new partnership, which kicks off with today’s release of the new single, “Kinda Love,” by singer-rapper TeaMarrr. The companion visual, directed by child (Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye), features cameos from Rae and comedian Jessie Woo — watch it below. [...]

  • Fall Out Boy - Patrick StumpLeeds

    Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump to Release 'Spell' Soundtrack, Hear First Single Here

    Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump continues his extensive work in the film/TV soundtrack realm with the release of “Spell,” which comes on Nov. 1 on Milan Records through Sony Music Masterworks. The soundtrack features Stump’s music from Crush Pictures’ psych-thriller, including the ballad “Deep Blue Love.” a soulful, blues-tinged ballad performed by Stump and [...]

  • Nancy Matalon

    Spirit Music Group Names Nancy Matalon VP of A&R, Announces Additional Hires

    Publishing company Spirit Music Group, which recently saw a $350 million recapitalization, has made some key staffing moves. Nancy Matalon, a veteran A&R executive who’s worked wit the likes of Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Public Enemy and Echosmith, among others, has been appointed vice president of A&R. In addition, Spirit has promoted Melanie Santa Rosa to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content