Keke Palmer To Serve As Host Of The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

Written by on August 10, 2020

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards officially have a host. Actress, singer, and tv personality Keke Palmer will emcee this year’s event, the first live awards show since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year’s VMAs host,” Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks said of the pick. “Keke is an energetic force and a quadruple threat with unmatched comedic wit who will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”

Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga are up for the most awards with nine nominations each. Billie Eilish and The Weeknd follow with six nods each, with Taylor Swift earning five.

The 2020 VMAs will air live from New York City’s Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

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