2020 mtv “vmas” announces lady gaga to perform
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Global icon Lady Gaga will bring her chart-topping album, Chromatica, to life at this year’s 2020 “VMAs” for the world premiere televised performance of her latest release. This marks her first return to the “VMAs” stage since 2013.
Lady Gaga leads this year’s “VMAs” nominations with nine nods:
Video of the Year: “Rain On Me”
Additional “VMAs” details:
BIO: Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy-winner Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 35 million global album sales, 42 billion streams and 321 million in song consumption, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Gaga is also one of the biggest living forces in social media with over 57 million likes on Facebook, over 81 million followers on Twitter and over 43 million followers on Instagram.
In May 2020, Gaga released her sixth consecutive #1 studio album Chromatica, which features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink and is executive produced by BloodPop® and Lady Gaga. The first single from the album, “Stupid Love,” debuted at #1 on iTunes in 58 countries, has 519 million streams worldwide since release and marks Lady Gaga’s 16th Billboard Top 10. Her collaboration with Ariana Grande for “Rain On Me,” marked the biggest Spotify debut of 2020, reaching #1 on the Global and US Spotify Charts upon release and peaking at #1 on the iTunes charts in 29 countries and #1 on the Apple Global Chart.
It also set a record for the most single-day streams from an all-female collaboration in Spotify history. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and is only the 39th song in history to do so. The video for “Rain On Me” has amassed over 177 million views, and was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards. USA Today called Chromatica “her best album in a decade.” Lady Gaga is also an outspoken activist, philanthropist and supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness and body image issues. In 2012, she launched Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth, embracing differences, and inspiring kindness and bravery.
Previously Announced “VMAs” News
PERFORMERS: The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, BTS, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Maluma and CNCO are set to perform, with additional artists to be announced in the coming days.
First-time performances from BTS and Roddy Ricch; second-ever appearance from The Weeknd, who last took the “VMAs” stage in 2015.
This will be BTS’ TV debut of their new, English-only single, “Dynamite,” set to be released on August 21.
All performers are also 2020 “VMAs” nominees:
NOMINATIONS: Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each, closely followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six nominations. Full nominee list here.
VOTING: Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Quarantine Performance,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.comthrough August 23, 2020. Voting for “PUSH Best New Artist, Presented by Chime Banking,” will remain open.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2020 “VMAs.” Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.
SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2020 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Burger King®, Chime Banking, Coors Light, EXTRA® Gum, and PEPSI® .
MORE INFO: Visit mtvpress.com for previous announcements and additional information.
August 17, 2020 10:15am ET by MTV