2015 MTV VMA's: Start Time, Presenters, Music Performances and Predictions

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With star-studded performances, an audience of iconic Hollywood celebrities and a preceding Twitter war among two of its biggest names, The MTV Video Music Awards is set to be an explosive night for the music industry.

Miley Cyrus, who is hosting this year's awards show, has been campaigning the event across social media since announcing she'd be this years host on Twitter

Who's performing: The VMAs air on MTV tonight at 9 p.m. The show will open with a performance from Nicki Minaj, despite her feud with Taylor Swift after not being nominated for video of the year. Other performers include Tori Kelly, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Demi Lovato, Twenty One Pilots and A$AP Rocky, Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber. 

The Weeknd will also be performing Sunday night, who's new album Beauty Behind The Madness was released on Friday and comprises hit singles including "Can't Feel My Face" and "Earned It." According to Radio, The Weeknd will perform "Can't Feel My Face" for the first time on television Sunday night.

The Weeknd performs at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Jones Beach, Long Island August 22, 2015.
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Who's presenting: The awards show will also boast a list of famous presenters from the silver screen, music industry, modeling and more. Here is the full list of presenters, according to JustJared:

Adam Rodriguez

Anna Camp

Bella Thorne

Brittany Snow

Cara Delevingne

Channing Tatum

Chris Evans

Chris Hemsworth

Dwayne Johnson

Emily Ratajkowski

Hailee Steinfeld

Jamie Bell

Jeremy Renner

Jimmy Kimmel

Joe Manganiell

Kate Mara

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Wahlberg

Matt Bomer

Michael B. Jordan

Miles Teller

Nat Wolff

Rebel Wilson

Reese Witherspoon

Scarlett Johansson

Sofia Vergara

Vin Diesel

Zac Efron

Who's taking home a moonman: Spotify determined their best possible predictions for which performers will take home the coveted moonman awards for VMA music categories this year based on what songs and nominees have been listened to the most amongst it's 75 million subscribers. 

Unfortunately, Taylor Swift's metrics may not exactly add up, being that the artist pulled her entire music library off of Spotify earlier in the year. 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
1.    Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
2.    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.    Beyoncé – "7/11"
4.    Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
5.    Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"

BEST MALE VIDEO
1.    The Weeknd – "Earned It"
2.    Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
3.    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
4.    Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
5.    Nick Jonas – "Chains"

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
1.    Sia – "Elastic Heart"
2.    Beyoncé – "7/11"
3.    Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
4.    Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"
5.    Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
1.    Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
2.    Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
3.    Sia – "Elastic Heart"

4.    Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"

5.    Big Sean ft. E-40 – "IDFWU"

6.    Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"

BEST POP VIDEO
1.    Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
2.    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.    Beyoncé – "7/11"
4.    Maroon 5 – "Sugar"
5.    Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"

BEST ROCK VIDEO
1.    Walk the Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"
2.    Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman"
3.    Arctic Monkeys – "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"
4.    Hozier – "Take Me To Church"
5.    Florence + the Machine – "Ship To Wreck"

BEST COLLABORATION
1.    Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
2.    Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.    Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder"
4.    Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"
5.    Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"

ARTIST TO WATCH (Based on total number of artist streams)
1.    Fetty Wap
2.    James Bay
3.    Vance Joy
4.    George Ezra
5.    FKA twigs

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