Watch the 2018 MTV VMAs Red Carpet Live Stream

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are almost here, kicking off live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET tonight (Aug. 20). But first, the stars that will be taking the stage and in attendance will be walking the red carpet, and fans can tune in starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The official red carpet Pre-Show -- featuring performances from the Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine -- will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, but those eager to catch the early red-carpet action can tune into Twitter to check out live stream coverage hosted by Wild 'N Out's Justina Valentine and MTV's Erik Zachary. The Pre-Show beginning at 8 p.m. will be hosted by Terrence J, Nessa and Jersey Shore Family Vacation's Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino, with Winnie Harlow serving as the red carpet fashion correspondent.

For red carpet Pre-Show access and to watch the VMAs broadcast, those who subscribe to the channel through their cable provider can either click on the television or stream the production live on MTV.com. Ahead of the VMAs excitement, check out the full list of nominees here.

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