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Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker and Blackbear Perform at the 2020 VMAs: Watch

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Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, and blackbear gave an epic performance at the 2020 VMAs. The trio took the stage during the pre-show to perform “Bloody Valentine.”

Machine Gun Kelly VMAs Win and Performance

Prior to their performance, Machine Gun Kelly won the iconic MTV Moonman Video Music Award for Best Alternative category for “Bloody Valentine.” They gave him the trophy during the pre-show. MGK joked that he would spray paint it pink and also put it in his coffee shop in Cleveland.

All About the 2020 VMAs

Additionally, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Tate McRae and Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and blackbear will perform at the pre-show.  The pre-show airs on Sunday, August 30th at 6:30pm ET/PT. The pre-show is hosted by Nessa and Jamila Mustafa, the 90-minute event will include performances, celebrity interviews from celebrity correspondents, Kevan Kenney and Travis Mills.

Finally, this year’s show will honor “Everyday Heroes: Frontline Medical Workers,” brought to you by EXTRA Gum, celebrating the best performances by first responders – doctors, nurses, and other frontline medical workers – who kept everyone going with their impromptu and off-the-cuff performances.

The actual televised 2020 VMAs performance will have performances from a slew of artists. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will give their first live performance of “Rain On Me.” Similarly, Miley Cyrus will give her debut performance of “Midnight Sky” while BTS will perform “Dynamite” for the first time ever. Other performers include The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Da Baby, Black Eyed Peas, CNCO, and Maluma.

Nominees

PUSH Best New Artist, presented by Chime Banking: The top three finalists include: Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi and YUNGBLUD. Fans can vote for their favorite artist by direct messaging @VMAs on Twitter until Friday, August 28th.

Social Media Categories:
BEST GROUP: Beginning today and for the next 48 hours, fans can vote for “Best Group” by swiping up on MTV’s Instagram Story. Nominees include:
5 Seconds of Summer
The 1975
BLACKPINK
BTS
Chloe x Halle
CNCO
Little Mix
MONSTA X
Now United
twenty one pilots
SONG OF THE SUMMER: Starting Wednesday, August 26th, fans can vote for the “Song Of Summer” in a bracket-style voting on MTV’s Instagram Story. Nominees include:
BLACKPINK “How You Like That”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled ft. Drake “Popstar”
Doja Cat “Say So”
Dua Lipa “Break My Heart”
Harry Styles “Watermelon Sugar”
Jack Harlow “Whats Poppin”
Lil Baby ft. 42 Dugg “We Paid”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé “Savage (Remix)”
Miley Cyrus “Midnight Sky”
Pop Smoke ft. 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch “The Woo”
SAINt JHN “Roses”
Saweetie “Tap In”
Taylor Swift “cardigan”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

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