The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards aired Sunday night (August 28) in front of a live audience at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Among the slew of performers at the 2022 show were co-hosts Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Måneskin, J Balvin, Anitta, Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flo Milli, and many more. Check out the full list of performers for the pre-show and main ceremony below.
Follow all of Pitchfork’s coverage of the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
The first-ever Brazilian VMAs winner performed her Best Latin-winning song “Envolver” from her 2022 album Versions of Me.
El Conejo Malo beamed in from the Bronx, where he was performing his second sold-out show at Yankee Stadium, for a rendition of his Un Verano Sin Ti cut “Titi Me Pregunto.” He was also awarded Artist of the Year after he performed.
In their first U.S. awards show performance, the K-Pop superstars—including Best K-Pop winner Lisa—performed their latest single “Pink Venom” from their forthcoming LP Born Pink. They also won Best Metaverse Performance for their in-game concert in the video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.