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Global Superstar Nicki Minaj Returns to the "VMAs" for a Special Remote Performance from Iconic New York Location

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THE 2018 "VMAS" WILL AIR LIVE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH
AT 9:00 PM ET/PT

MTV today announced global superstar Nicki Minaj will return to the
"VMAs" in a special performance, presented by PEPSI®, from an iconic
location in New York. This will mark Minaj's debut performance after the
release of her highly anticipated album, "Queen." It will also be the
first time a major awards show will televise a performance from the
surprise location.

As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the
"Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award." She is also set to perform at
this year's show for the first time since 2001. Additional performers
include Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, and
Logic with Ryan Tedder. The "VMAs" will air live from Radio City Music
Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT across MTV's global network
of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more
than half a billion households around the world.

The full list of nominees for the 2018 "VMAs" is available here.

Fans can vote for their favorites across 12 VMA categories, including
"Video of the Year," "Artist of the Year," "Best Collaboration" and more
by visiting vma.mtv.com until Friday, August 10. Voting for the "Best
New Artist" award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain active until the
VMA broadcast.

Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2018
"VMAs." Melanie Block serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Amani
Duncan is Executive in Charge of Music. Wendy Plaut is Executive in
Charge of Celebrity Talent.

Official sponsors of the 2018 "VMAs" include PEPSI®, Swiffer®, Taco
Bell® and truth®.

About MTV:

MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180
countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over
350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom
Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA)), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks,
live events, and the new MTV Studios unit which produces original and
reimagined content for SVOD and linear networks based on MTV's library
of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.

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