About The Show

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Brace yourselves for the biggest party of the year because the 2017 Video Music Awards will return to the west coast at The Forum in Inglewood, California. To kick things off, we're leading up to the show with a three-night residency of free concerts, just for you at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA! DNCE, Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus, Echosmith, Why Don't We, Kacy Hill, Cheat Codes, Sammi Sanchez, Bleachers, Khalid and Cardi B are all scheduled to perform. Can't make it? Fear not! We'll be live streaming all VMA Weekend festivities on MTV Live.

We're excited to announce that on Thursday, August 24, you can vote for "Song of Summer" for the first time ever, in Snapchat's Our Story! Voting will run exclusively for 36 hours in a Snapchat Our Story that will celebrate all of the "Song of Summer" nominees!

Cue the fireworks because this Sunday the "California Gurl" herself, Katy Perry will be your host! Not only will she be showing off her new Moonwoman chops, Katy Perry will also be shutting down the VMA stage with a performance! But she's not the only one. This year is packed to the brim with show-stopping performers, including Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Fifth Harmony, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Shawn Mendes, Logic, Khalid, Gucci Mane, Post Malone and Julia Michaels. 

We are excited to announce that the VMAs will bestow P!nk with its highest honor-- the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award!" Besides her trailblazing impact on music, pop-culture, fashion, and philanthropy, P!nk is also known for lighting up the stage with her unparalleled acrobats and evocative live performances, so you know it's going to be a good show!

Although voting is now officially closed, be sure to cast your vote for Best New Artist! Voting will be open into the show, so tune in on August 27th to see if your favorite artist takes home the Moonperson!