2015 MTV VMAs – Date, time, channel, lineup, nominees

Jeff Pfeiffer

Justin Bieber will return to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) stage when the 2015 MTV VMAs air live Aug. 30 at 9pm ET. This marks Bieber’s first time performing at the VMAs since 2010, when he performed an epic medley of “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile.” This year, Bieber will perform “What Do You Mean,” the lead single from his new album.

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Miley Cyrus (pictured) hosts the 2015 MTV VMAs. Additionally,  Kanye West will join the exclusive club of legendary artists bestowed with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” Announced performers, in addition to Bieber, include Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots.

Featured in the broadcast will be the world premiere of Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” music video.

Confirmed presenters are: Britney Spears, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jussie Smollett, NE-YO, Rebel Wilson, Emily Ratajowski, Kylie Jenner, Rita Ora, Ice Cube, John Legend, Miguel and Serayah.

A live pre-show hosted by Kelly Osbourne, Sway, and Girl Code stars Carly Aquilino, Nessa Diab and Nora “Awkwafina” Lum will air at  8pm ET. Nick Jonas and WALK THE MOON will perform during the pre-show.

Here are main category nominees for the 2015 MTV VMAs:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Nick Jonas – “Chains”

 

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Sia – “Elastic Heart”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

 

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

 

BEST POP VIDEO

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

 

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”

Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”

Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”

Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

 

ARTIST TO WATCH

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Vance Joy – “Riptide”

George Ezra – “Budapest”

James Bay – “Hold Back The River”

FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

 

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”

Colbie Caillat – “Try”

Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”

Rihanna – “American Oxygen”

Wale – “The White Shoes”

 

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) air live Aug. 30 at 9pm ET on MTV. A live pre-show airs at 8pm ET.