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Your Guide To The 2018 MTV VMAs

Your Guide To The 2018 MTV VMAs

The MTV VMAs are tomorrow and here’s what’s in store

The MTV Video Music Award (VMA for short) is an award given by MTV to honor the best in the music video world for the year. The VMAs are often considered an alternative to the Grammy Awards, however, the VMAs are more specific to music videos, whereas the Grammys focus on music as a whole. The winner of the Video of the Year receives a trophy with an astronaut on it. Fun fact: the astronaut was referred to as “moon man” from 1984 until 2017 when it was decided that it should be re-named “moon person" in order to be more gender neutral. 

The VMA awards are also one of the only award shows that allows viewers to vote for their favorite music videos in all general categories online. 

 

Top awards and who’s nominated

Top categories include: Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Video with a Message, and Song of Summer. 

Cardi B has 10 nominations including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. The Carts (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) have 8 nominations. Childish Gambino and Drake each have 7 nominations. 

 

Special Surprises

Cardi B will be performing the opening number for the VMAs. Viewers can also look out for performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Logic, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lopez

The VMA awards also plans to honor legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died this past Thursday of pancreatic cancer. 

 

How to watch the VMAs without cable

If viewers have TV provider credentials, they can live stream the awards show online at MTV.com. Sling TV offers an Orange or Blue package at $25 with a $5 add-on for MTV, but also offers a 7 day free trial. DirectTV is $40 a month for a streaming subscription, but they also offer a free 7 day trial. 

The VMAs officially kick off at 9 p.m. on Monday, August 20 on MTV. 

Who do you think will win Video of the Year? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more music news and entertaining reads. 

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