This year’s MTV Video Music Awards look a lot different compared to past years. Hosted by Keke Palmer, the annual awards ceremony, which is honoring the best of music in 2020, is being held in COVID-safe outdoor arenas across New York City (spanning its five boroughs). While there will be no large audiences this time around, there is still a star-studded roster of performers this year, including talents such as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande (who are performing together), BTS, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and more, all of whom will take to various stages to perform their hits.
Despite the social distancing efforts put into this year’s show—most of the performances are pre-recorded—there are physical red carpet events happening at the VMAs this year. However, stars posed for the carpet before tonight’s airing as well. Still, it marks one of the first major events to take place in-person since the pandemic began, and considering the VMA’s history of flashy, memorable looks in the past (remember Lil Kim’s purple pasties?), stars came in dressed with a bang—even if the event is totally reimagined.
Here, catch all of your favorite artists as they arrive at the 37th annual ceremony in our red-carpet slideshow below. And be sure to check back for live updates throughout the music-filled evening.