Doja Cat, BTS, J Balvin to Perform in MTV Video Music Awards

Doja Cat. Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

There are only a few weeks left until the MTV Video Music Awards, and the first batch of performers has been announced. Doja Cat, BTS, and J Balvin, all of whom received several nominations this year, will perform at the ceremony.

Doja Cat managed to score three nominations with her breakout hit “Say So”. BTS also scored nods in three different categories with the music video for “On”. J Balvin walked away with four nominations, including three separate entries in the Best Latin category.

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 30, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It’s still unclear how exactly the ceremony will look like, but it’s expected to feature performances from various iconic locations throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, as a way of honoring the spirit and resilience of New York.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande topped this year’s list of nominations with nine nods each. The two singers mostly owe their success to the chart-topping collaboration “Rain on Me”, which is in the running for seven awards, including video of the year.