The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards are almost here, and they’re definitely queer.
Streamed live on August 28, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET, there’s no shortage of LGBTQ+ talent nominated at this year’s ceremony, including last year’s video winner Lil Nas X, who could once again take home the trophy for his buzzing “Industry Baby” Music Video. From established music icons like Cardi B and Elton John to rising stars like Omar Apollo and Remi Wolf, we’re already counting down the minutes until MTV’s big night.
LGBTQ+ artists aren’t just sprinkled across the list of nominees; they will also take over the main stage. The first set of VMA performances was announced on August 5 and the list was extended August 16. Here’s everything you need to know about queer artists and 2022 MTV Video Music Awards nominees, A-Z.
Brazilian singer Anitta scored her very first VMA nomination in the Best Latin category for his summer reggaeton single “Envolver”. The openly bisexual artist was part of the first group of artists planned to perform at the 2022 VMAs. More LGBTQ+ nominees may be added to the roster of artists as the VMAs approach, so watch this space!