How to watch the 2022 MTV VMAs

Readers who remember Dire Straights singing “I want my MTV” know that the event has developed a reputation over the years for lively moments from Madonna, Britney, Beyoncé and Kanye.

It’s fair to expect some memorable moments with Moonperson trophies at the VMAs.

Here’s what you need to know about the show.

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The hosts

Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow will all share hosting duties.


Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, BLACKPINK and Panic! at the Disco are among the scheduled artists.

The nominees

Doja Cat, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift are among the nominees.

Styles and Doja Cat tied for the most nominations with eight, followed by Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X with seven nominations each.

Minaj is set to win the 2022 VMA Video Vanguard award, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be named Global Icons.


The show begins at 8 p.m. ET and will simulcast on MTV, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, CW, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1.

MTV also offers a free 24-hour pass to its live TV stream.

First part

Pre-show performances and red carpet interviews will air live on MTV beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

If you have cable, you can stream the VMAs using your account information through the MTV website and MTV app.

Youtube TV and Hulu + Live TV will also broadcast the show. (Youtube TV offers a one-week free trial to new members.)