The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are quickly approaching on Monday, Aug. 20! And with tons of your faves slated to appear and perform, like Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes, we figured what better way to set the vibe for the upcoming show than by taking a trip down memory lane? The first time an artist attends the VMAs is always memorable, and seeing them go from lil excited newbies to VMA vets is a treat for longtime fans. We rounded up some of the best red carpet pics from celebs’ first ever VMAs and well, be prepared to be hit with all the feels. 2008 was a pretty epic show, if we say so ourselves. Check out the gallery below to relive stars’ first VMA apperances!

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