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The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
This marks the Puerto Rican phenom’s second VMAs appearance. His first, three years ago, was a joint performance of “Que Pretendes” with J Balvin.
Bad Bunny is nominated for seven VMAs this year, including artist of the year and album of the year. He would be the first non-English-language artist to win in either of those marquee categories.
Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti has topped the Billboard 200 for eight non-consecutive weeks. This year’s other nominees for album of the year are Adele’s 30, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Harry Styles’ Harry’s House.
Last week, Bad Bunny received 23 nominations for the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards. That put him with a tie with Ozuna three years ago for the most nods in the show’s history.
Last week, it was announced that Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow are set to “anchor” this year’s VMAs.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award and perform live at the show. Nicki Minaj is receiving this year’s other major honorary VMA award – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Other artists set to perform on the show are Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Kane Brown.
Voting for best new artist remains active into show. Here’s the full list of nominations.
Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are executive producers; Barb Bialkowski is co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as executives in charge of production. Wendy Plaut is executive in charge of celebrity talent. Lisa Lauricella is music talent executive.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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