The MTV Video Music Awards have announced more performers who will appear at the 35th annual event on Monday night, August 20, but you won’t have to wait until the show starts to see them. Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine will all be performing during the pre-show live from the red carpet outside of Radio City Music Hall. The pre-show starts at 8:00pm (live on the East Coast, delayed on the West Coast), one hour before the main event at 9:00pm, and it will be hosted by actor Terrence J., TV personality Nessa, and “Jersey Shore” stars Paul Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino.
This is the 20th anniversary of the Backstreet Boys’ first VMA victory. The boy band claimed Best Group Video for “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” in 1998. Then they won the Viewer’s Choice Award in 1999 for “I Want it That Way.” But unlike their contemporaries like ‘N Sync and 98 Degrees, which broke up after their late-1990s and early-2000s heydays, the Backstreet Boys are still recording together. They released a new single this year, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” from their forthcoming ninth studio album.
Singer-songwriter Bazzi is a VMA nominee this year for Best New Artist. He was also nominated for Choice Breakout Artist at another fan-voted show this summer, the Teen Choice Awards, but he lost to Khalid. His platinum breakthrough single “Mine” was released in 2017, peaking at number-11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. His debut album “Cosmic” followed in April 2018.
Bryce Vine is a hip-hop artist who previously appeared on the audition series “The Glee Project,” after which he released two EPs and eight singles. He’s currently working on a full-length debut album and will be featured on “The Sound Drop,” an emerging artists platform from Pepsi.
Previously announced VMA performers include Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Panic! At the Disco, Logic with Ryan Tedder, and Jennifer Lopez, who will also be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
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