First concerts announced for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

Colombian singer J Balvin and Panic! At The Disco is among the first acts announced for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

Balvin will make a return to the annual ceremony after performing the song Que Pretendes with Bad Bunny in 2019.

Pop-punk veterans Panic! At The Disco will give their first performance at the VMAs since 2018 to premiere their new single, Middle Of A Breakup, from their upcoming album Viva Las Vengeance.

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J Balvin (Gaby Deimeke/AP)

J Balvin (Gaby Deimeke/AP)

The nine nominees, who won video of the year for the first time in 2005, could this year win the alternative video gong.

The show will also see American DJ Marshmello perform with R&B singer Khalid, while there will also be a guest appearance from Brazilian singer Anitta.

Anitta’s song Envolver recently earned her a Guinness Book of World Records certification as the first solo Latin artist to reach No. 1 on the Spotify Global Daily chart.

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Marshmello and Khalid (Linus Johnson/PA)


Marshmello and Khalid (Linus Johnson/PA)

Marshmello and Khalid (Linus Johnson/PA)

Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are the top contenders for the 2022 event with seven nominations each.

The awards feature 26 first-time nominees, including Baby Keem with four as well as Kacey Musgraves, Gayle and Maneskin, who each have two nominations.

The VMAs will take place on August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.