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Keke Palmer set to host MTV VMAs 2020 in Brooklyn

They’re gonna be having a real Keke at this year’s VMAs.

As in Keke Palmer.

The “Hustlers” actress-singer, 26, has been announced as the host of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Aug. 30.

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

The 37th annual VMAs will be taking the Moonperson into unchartered territory as the first major awards show to be held completely at a designated venue since the coronavirus pandemic.

BTS, J Balvin and Doja Cat were the first performers announced. K-pop group BTS will be making its debut VMAs performance, taking the stage to sing new English-only single “Dynamite,” which will be released on Aug. 31.

BTS is up for three VMAs (Best Pop, Best K-Pop and Best Choreography), as is Doja Cat (Song of the Year, PUSH Best New Artist, Best Direction), while J Balvin has four nominations (Best Collaboration and three nods for Best Latin).

“Rain on Me” divas Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead the contenders with nine nominations each, followed by Billie Eilish and the Weeknd with six nods apiece.

And as this year’s host, Palmer, who turns 27 on Aug. 26, will have a birthday celebration to remember.


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