Jack Harlow, Nicki Minaj, and LL Cool J will host the MTV Video Music Awards in 2022
There will be three hosts for the MTV Awards later this month, with rap stars LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow all set to host.The Moonmen trophies will be presented alongside performers such as Lizzo, Anitta, BLACKPINK, J Balvin, Måneskin, Kane Brown, Marshmello with Khalid, and Panic! Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center will host At The Disco on Aug. 28.
The VMAs have had multiple hosts since 1984, when Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd hosted and in 2000 when Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans hosted. Doja Cat was the host last year, but Katy Perry, Arsenio Hall, Jack Black, Russell Brand, Chris Rock were also previous hosts.
A three-time nominee, LL Cool J won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 1997 for his video "Mama Said Knock You Out" in 1991.Her five VMA nominations and five wins include this year's nomination for best hip-hop video. As part of this year's Video Vanguard Award, she will also join the likes of Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Missy Elliott in receiving this honor.
With seven nominations, Harlow is tied for the most this year with artist of the year and video of the year, both of which are for her song "Whats Poppin." This will be his first time performing solo at the VMAs. “Industry Baby” was Harlow and Lil Nas X's debut performance at the VMAs last year.
As part of the artist of the year competition, Harlow, Lil Nas X, Drake, Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Lizzo will compete.A total of six nominations were received by Styles and Doja Cat. It was a five-way tie between Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd.Online voting is open through Friday for 22 categories. It will be announced Friday which group and song will be crowned the group of the year and song of the summer. Up until show time, voters can cast their votes for best new artist.