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MTV announced global superstar Nicki Minaj
will return to the "VMAs" in a special performance, presented by PEPSI®, from an iconic location in New York. This will mark Minaj's debut performance after the release of her highly anticipated album, "Queen." It will also be the first time a major awards show will televise a performance from the surprise location.
As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez
will be honored with the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award." She is also set to perform at this year's show for the first time since 2001. Additional performers include Ariana
Scott, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, and Logic
with Ryan Tedder. The "VMAs" will air live from Radio
Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT across MTV's global network of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.
Fans can vote for their favorites across 12 VMA categories, including "Video of the Year," "Artist of the Year," "Best Collaboration" and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Friday, August 10. Voting for the "Best New Artist" award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain active until the VMA broadcast.