MTV’s VMA’s Sunday, Sept. 12. at 5PM PT/8 ET and Pre-Show starts at 3:30PM PT/6:30 ET

MTV’s “Video Music Awards” (VMA) Sunday, Sept. 12. at 5PM PT/8 ET and Pre-Show starts at 3:30PM PT/6:30 ET

The official show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on MTV as well as available to stream on the MTV app, as well as online at and on popular streaming services, including Hulu Live, YouTube, Sling TV and FuboTV.

Where can I watch the VMAs? Along with – obviously – MTV, viewers can tune in to nine other Viacom-owned stations (CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1), as well as The CW Network.

Here’s how to watch the 2021 VMAs — and what to expect

Doja Cat will host the VMAs live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, Sept. 12.

There is a stacked line-up of main-show performers, including Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Olivia Rodrigo, and Twenty One Pilots. Chlöe will take the stage solo after appearing during last year’s pre-show as half of Chloe x Halle. Doja Cat will host the show.



Holding down the pre-show are hosts Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa. The singer-songwriter Tinashe, who recently released her metaphysical album 333 in August, will make an appearance as a celebrity correspondent. It all kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on September 12 on MTV, or 3:15PM PT/6:15 E on MTV’s Twitter, where it will be live-streamed.

For those who don’t have cable access, the show will also be streaming on the Paramount+ app, which costs $5 for a basic plan or $10 for their commercial-free plan.

How do I follow along? Follow along during the VMAs with @etnow on Twitter and @entertainmenttonight on Instagram. Then, check out, ET Live and Entertainment Tonight after the show for more coverage of the biggest moments and all the winners.

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