Bad Bunny is set to record a first. The Puerto Rican rapper’s 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) performance will go live from the Yankees Stadium, New York, as a part of his ‘World’s Hottest Tour’. 

The VMA awards this year will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday. While other artists will perform live in New Jersey, Bad Bunny will be in Bronx. MTV has never aired a VMA performance from another venue. The segment will include never-before-seen choreography, though it is unknown what song or songs will be featured in the set.

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Bad Bunny, who was born as Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has been nominated in seven categories this year including Best Latin Album of the Year, Song of the Summer and Artist of the Year. If he wins the latter, the 28-year-old singer will be the first-ever non-English language artist do to so. 

He previously performed at the 2019 awards show alongside J Balvin. 

This year’s VMA awards will be emceed by Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow alongwith LL Cool J.

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Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny’s fourth solo studio album, topped the Billboard 200 for eight non-consecutive weeks. Adele’s 30, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and Harry Styles’ Harry’s House are other nominations for album of the year. 

Bad Bunny recieved 23 nominations for the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards. This puts him in a tie with Ozuna three years ago for the most nods in the show. 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award and perform live at the show. Nicki Minaj is receiving this year’s other major honorary VMA award – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Kane Brown will also perform at VMA this year.