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Bad Bunny To Hop Onstage At Yankee Stadium For VMAs Performance

Returning to the awards show for the first time since 2019, the rapper will bring a taste of Puerto Rico to the Bronx

Though the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the show will also make a brief pit stop in the Bronx. On August 28, Bad Bunny’s live performance at Yankee Stadium, part of his World’s Hottest Tour, will air live during the broadcast, featuring never-before-seen choreography tailored just for the VMAs.

The performance will mark the Puerto Rican rapper’s second VMAs appearance. He debuted at the ceremony in 2019 with a live performance of “Que Pretendes” alongside J Balvin, who is also performing at this year’s show. He also took home his first Moon Person in 2018 for Song of the Summer. Currently, he is up for two major nominees this year in Artist of the Year and Best Latin. If he wins the former, Bad Bunny would make history as the first non-English language artist to be awarded in the Artist of the Year category.

Bad Bunny’s most recent and fourth solo studio album Un Verano Sin Ti debuted No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it his second No. 1 album and the second all-Spanish language album to top the chart. The album also made history in garnering the biggest streaming week for a Latin album ever, accumulating 356.66 million official streams in the United States, and becoming the most-streamed album on Spotify in 2022 so far.

Bad Bunny is joining a stacked lineup of previously announced performers: Global Icon Award recipient Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow, Blackpink, Lizzo, Måneskin, Kane Brown, Anitta, Panic! at the Disco, and more. The VMAs are less than five nights away, so get pumped to see your faves onstage! Find more info at vma.mtv.com.

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