Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes among slew of hot performers at this year's MTV Video Music Awards

2018-08-03 10:06
 
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New York - Pop stars Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes will be among the performers at the MTV Video Music Awards 2018 which will be held on 20 August

The network announced  the performers on Thursday.

While announcing the first batch of appearances for the live broadcast from New York, MTV said Grande would sing her new single God Is a Woman.

The awards will come three days after Grande releases her fourth album, Sweetener.

MTV also said that rapper Logic would perform live for the first time his new song One Day alongside featured artist Ryan Tedder, the singer of the band One Republic.

MTV earlier announced that Jennifer Lopez would receive an award named after Michael Jackson for her lifetime contributions to pop culture.

The bilingual New York-born diva will appear at the awards for the first time since 2001.

Rapper Cardi B is the frontrunner at the latest VMAs, narrowly taking more nominations than Jay-Z and Beyoncé for their Louvre-shot video Apeshit and Childish Gambino for his politically charged This Is America.

But unlike the industry-led Grammys, the VMAs prides itself on outrageous made-for-television moments with less focus on who wins the awards.

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