Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Logic with Ryan Tedder will perform at the 2018 VMAs

3 August 2018

Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards stage becomes a glittering showcase on which the biggest acts of the year can bring their songs to life.

This year, it's really going to reach the heavens — thanks to Ariana GrandeShawn Mendes, and Logic with Ryan Tedder, who will all perform at the 2018 VMAs.

Ari's set to bring the divinity-channeling 'God Is a Woman' to the stage just a few days after her upcoming album, Sweetener, drops; it's also her first time back performing at the VMAs since the steamy cardio session she shared with Nicki Minaj for 'Side to Side' in 2016.

Ari also has five VMA noms to boast about this year, including Video of the Year (for 'No Tears Left to Cry') and Artist of the Year.

Mendes, meanwhile, will return with guitar in hand to deliver 'In My Blood', the lead single from his self-titled 2018 release, after rocking the house (and nearly disappearing into the crowd) last year for 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back'. 'In My Blood' nabbed one of Mendes's three noms, including Best Pop.

After a powerful and poignant rendition of '1-800-273-8255' at the 2017 VMAs, Logic is back with a brand new single called 'One Day'.

He'll get some help performing it on this year's stage from OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, who features on the track. Logic's nominated twice this year for "1-800," including Best Collaboration and Video With a Message.

This new slate of performers join an already packed show, including an explosive performance by Jennifer Lopez, who's also set to receive the storied Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Meanwhile, Cardi B and The Carters lead the nominations with 10 and eight, respectively — but it's always anybody's game.


All the music action does not end here — stay tuned at 10pm after the encore screening to catch the premiere of MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay! Catch the likes of Nick Jonas, CL, Alessia Cara and more performing on the Hyperplay stage, along with more exclusive content from that magical weekend.

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will begin with the red carpet pre-show at 8am, followed by the awards ceremony at 9am.

Encore timings are at 7pm for the red carpet pre-show and 8pm for the awards ceremony. (All timings stated for SG/MY/PH)

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