Watch Normani perform “Motivation” at the 2019 MTV VMAs

Bask in her new single’s throwback glory.

August 26, 2019
Watch Normani perform “Motivation” at the 2019 MTV VMAs Normani at the 2019 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH. February 9, 2019.   Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Roc Nation

Normani's music video for "Motivation" conquered our screens when it dropped thanks to its channeling of 3LW, J. Lo, Rihanna, and Beyoncé, a fantastic move involving a basketball, and the song itself, co-written by Ariana Grande. That's why the single's performance at the 2019 MTV VMAs was one of our most anticipated of the night, and she exceeded all expectations. Watch it below, beginning at 4:20.


The 2019 VMAs are being held Monday evening at New Jersey's Prudential Center. Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo, the 36th annual award show has Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift leading the way with 10 nominations each, and Missy Elliott receiving the esteemed Video Vanguard Award. See the full list of winners here, and the best red carpet looks here.

Watch Normani perform “Motivation” at the 2019 MTV VMAs