The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 27, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, honoring music videos released between June 25, 2016 and June 23, 2017. It was hosted by Katy Perry. The 34th annual award show aired live from the venue for the second time in its history. The music video for Taylor Swift’s song “Look What You Made Me Do” premiered during the broadcast. Lil Yachty hosted the pre-show with co-hosting from Terrence J, Charlamagne Tha God, and MTV News’ Gaby Wilson. It was broadcasted across various Viacom networks and their related apps.
List of musical performances
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow”
Bleachers “Don’t Take the Money”
“Young Dumb & Broke”
Kendrick Lamar “DNA” “Humble”
Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
Lil Uzi Vert with Ed Sheeran “XO Tour Llif3”
Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Shawn Mendes, Logic, Khalid, Alessia Cara, julia Michaels, Post Malone, p!nk, Demi Lovato, DNCE, Rod Stewart, Kyle, james Arthur.
The list of nominations was revealed on July 25, 2017. For the nominations, MTV continued to eliminate gender-specific awards categories, as they did at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. MTV also announced the “Moonman” statue would be renamed a “Moon Person”. The Best Female and Best Male Video awards were replaced with one category, Artist of the Year. Kendrick Lamar leads the list of nominees with eight categories, while Katy Perry, The Weeknd, and DJ Khaled received the second most nods with five. Nominees for Song of the Summer category were announced on August 22, 2017.
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