Tonight is the MTV Video Music Awards 2017 Live Stream , more commonly known as the VMAs and Katy Perry is the host. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and MTV Live will be streaming the show online, but to access MTV Live, you need login information and a cable provider.
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live from Inglewood, Calif., are Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on MTV. (The show also simulcasts on MTV’s fellow Viacom channels: VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, CMT and Logo.) Expect everything to wrap up about 11 p.m.
Where can I watch the VMAs online?
The network isn’t offering a live stream this year — unless you have a cable service login, in which case you can download the MTV app and watch from multiple devices.
Who is the host?
Katy Perry, the future “American Idol” judge, who just dropped an interesting new video for her single “Swish Swish.”
Who is going to win?
As everyone knows, these shows are more about the performances, but the Video of the Year category is always a much-coveted trophy: Nominees are Kendrick Lamar (“HUMBLE.”), Bruno Mars (“24K Magic”), Alessia Cara (“Scars To Your Beautiful), DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (“Wild Thoughts”), and The Weeknd (“Reminder”). Lamar leads the field with eight nominations, while The Weeknd and Perry are right behind at five nods each.
So who is going to perform?
Perry, Lamar, The Weeknd, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Logic, Gucci Mane, Khalid, Post Malone and Julia Michaels. Plus, Pink, who will also accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. And although the VMAs’ executive producer says Taylor Swift isn’t performing, the show will debut the music video for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”
The official “MTV VMA Pre-Show” is taking place outside The Forum in Los Angeles. In addition to a massive red carpet, a stage has been erected for outdoor performances. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern with an online-only feed, before MTV goes live at 7 p.m. Eastern. Terrence J, Charlamagne Tha God and Gaby Wilson will co-host the festivities, joined by Lil Yachty.
In addition to helping emcee the pre-show, Lil Yachty is also one of the night’s nominees. “Broccoli,” his song with D.R.A.M., is up for Best Collaboration as well as Best Hip-Hop Video. And the music video for “iSpy,” a collaboration with Kyle, is nominated in the category of Best Visual Effects. Both D.R.A.M. and Kyle will be in attendance for the main show, and Kyle is expected to perform during the ceremony.
As for the pre-show performances, MTV lined up Bleachers, Cardi B and Khalid. Bleachers, which basically consists of Jack Antonoff, will treat the crowd and viewers at home to “Don’t Take The Money.” The song was released in February as the lead single off Gone Now, Bleachers’ second album. Lorde provided uncredited vocals for the track, and while she’ll be performing during the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, it’s unknown if she’ll make a surprise appearance during the pre-show. Antonoff also signed on to present during the awards telecast, which will feature the world premiere of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video, a song he co-wrote.
Cardi B is set to perform what the network is calling a “rebellious rendition” of “Bodak Yellow.” The song is the rapper and reality star’s first official single, and was inspired by Kodak Black, who will be attending the VMAs ceremony. And Khalid will add to the pre-show with a medley of “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke.” In addition, he’ll join Logic and Alessia Cara for a joint performance of “1-800-273-8255” during the actual Video Music Awards ceremony.