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How to watch the MTV Video Music Awards

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The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on Monday, August 26, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time  in New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will host the event.

Who will be a VMA winner this year? Watch it all unfold live with a VPN.

How to watch the MTV Music Video Awards 2019

The easiest way to watch the VMAs is by going straight to MTV’s website. Use a VPN to get front-row seats to this year’s hottest event.

Here is how to stream the 2019 VMAs live with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to
  4. Follow the prompts to log in or sign up (Tip: You can also get a one-time 24-hour viewing pass just by signing in to your Facebook or Twitter account).
  5. Enjoy the show!

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What time do the MTV VMAs start?

The 2019 MTV VMAs will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.), with the VMA red-carpet show starting earlier. If previous years are anything to go by, the red-carpet show will probably start two hours before the show starts, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

What channel is the VMAs on?

If your cable package includes MTV, you can watch the VMAs on MTV’s free app, available on iTunes, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also live stream the VMAs on Apple TV, fuboTV, or Sling TV.

Who is performing at the VMAs?

The MTV VMAs would not be complete without their jaw-dropping performances. While the show loves to keep the performer list under wraps, MTV has announced that Taylor Swift, who has bagged ten nominations this year, will stage a “world premiere performance.” It’s likely that as we get closer to the date MTV will announce more acts at this year’s show.

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2019 VMA nominations

The nominations have been released: Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift both have the most nominations at ten each, followed by Billie Eilish (nine) and Lil Nas X (eight). Among the other nominees are Kanye West, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Solange, Rosalía, Drake, FKA twigs, Lizzo, BTS, J Balvin, Anderson .Paak, and Lady Gaga.

Here are the nominations for the most buzzed-about categories:



“a lot,” 21 Savage ft. J. Cole

“bad guy,” Billie Eilish

“thank u, next,” Ariana Grande

“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers

“Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift



Cardi B

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande


Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes



“In My Feelings,” Drake

“thank u, next,” Ariana Grande

“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift



Ava Max

Billie Eilish


Lil Nas X





“Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Señorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

“ME!” Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco

“I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

“Boy With Luv,” BTS ft. Halsey

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