The List of 2015 MTV VMA Performers Is Here, and It Is Complete Garbage

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At least we've got Miley Cyrus...

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards air this Sunday, August 30, at 9 p.m. ET. It is going to be a very long night.

MTV just announced the performers for Sunday’s ceremony, and you will note that their roster is lacking almost completely the names of major, bankable entertainers.

For the readers out there, these people will be performing on Sunday:

  • The Weeknd
  • Tori Kelly
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Demi Lovato
  • Twenty One Pilots With A$AP Rocky
  • Pharrell
  • Kanye West? (who will presumably be performing as part of the Video Vanguard Award shenanigans)


When Demi Lovato is (arguably) the second biggest name (following Kanye West, of course) on your list, there is a problem.

But there may be some hope yet! In the announcement video, you will notice that two more performers are set to be revealed later this week. Many fans are speculating, based on the silhouettes, that the two mysterious people are Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj, both A-Level entertainers who could really help turn things around.

Let us hope. Otherwise, start stocking up on booze now, ‘cuz you’re going to need it.