We’ve compiled a one-stop shop with answers to every question you might possibly have about the 2018 MTV VMAs to ensure you’re prepared for music’s craziest night.

What’s the deal with the red carpet and pre-show?

The pre-show begins at 8 p.m. on MTV, and will be hosted by Terrence J, Nessa, and Jersey Shore Family Reunion stars Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino. The Backstreet Boys, Bazzi, and Bryce Vine are set to deliver special performances.

When and where can I watch the MTV VMAs?

The ceremony begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Where is it taking place?

This year’s show is back at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the first time since 2009.

Who is the host?

MTV is keeping this top secret.


“God Is a Woman” songstress Ariana Grande will perform, as well as Shawn Mendes, Logic and Ryan Tedder, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Panic! At The Disco, and Nicki Minaj, who will perform remotely from another New York location.

Who’s nominated?

Cardi B leads the way with 10 nominations, followed closely by music’s royal couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, who scored eight nominations for their video “APES**T.” Childish Gambino finds himself at a close third with seven nominations.

Who is receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award?

Jennifer Lopez will receive the honor this year.

Who is presenting?

In addition to performing at the pre-show, the Backstreet Boys will also act as presenters at the ceremony. Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Millie Bobby Brown, and Amandla Stenberg are also among the night’s presenters.