A night with mu­si­cal roy­alty

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MTV Video Mu­sic Awards MTV (DStv chan­nel 130), Mon­day, 8pm

The “loud­est and big­gest” cel­e­bra­tion of mu­sic re­turns with no short­age of lead­ing artists on the bill.

This year’s MTV Video Mu­sic Awards (VMAs), dubbed the “Os­cars of the youth”, take place at The Forum, In­gle­wood, Cal­i­for­nia, to­day. Our very own on­air per­son­al­i­ties, 5FM DJ Roger Goode and MTV star No­muzi Mabena, give South African au­di­ences a glimpse of the red car­pet hap­pen­ings as they in­ter­act with the stars gracing this mu­sic awards show.

The must-see award cer­e­mony hon­ours the best mu­sic videos in show­biz with spir­ited per­for­mances and breath­tak­ing pro­duc­tion sets in their 20th year of be­ing at the cut­ting edge of mu­sic and pop­u­lar cul­ture.

The show pre­mieres live on MTV to­mor­row at 3am, and the prime-time pre­miere is on at 9pm for South African view­ers.

The red car­pet show prom­ises to be the ideal pre­lude to the cer­e­mony with all the fa­mous faces in their best (or worst) fash­ion. The per­for­mance by Grammy Award-nom­i­nated su­per­star Nicki Mi­naj is set to be spec­tac­u­lar.

Mi­naj is no stranger to the VMA stage.

In her short but il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer as a fe­male rap­per and per­former, Mi­naj has earned her­self many ac­co­lades and is one of the most charted fe­male artists in the his­tory of mu­sic.

Other no­table performers who will en­ter­tain on the night in­clude Bey­oncé (who will be hon­oured with the Michael Jack­son Video Van­guard Award), Usher, Rita Ora, Iggy Aza­lea, Ma­roon 5, and 5 Seconds of Sum­mer.

PHOTO: HOWARD HUANG

THE REIGN­ING QUEEN OF RAP Nicki Mi­naj is one of the performers at this year’s MTV Video Mu­sic Awards

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