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Jack Harlow, background, and Fergie perform "First Class" at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center, in Newark, N.J2022 MTV Video Music Awards - Show, Newark, United States - 28 Aug 2022


Blackpink performs "Pink Venom" at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center, in Newark, N.J 2022 MTV Video Music Awards - Show, Newark, United States - 28 Aug 2022


Lizzo performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center, in Newark, N.J 2022 MTV Video Music Awards - Show, Newark, United States - 28 Aug 2022


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  • The MTV VMAs will happen on September 12.
  • The awards present will air stay from New Jersey.
  • Performers embrace Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, and extra.

One in all music’s largest nights of the 12 months will probably be on the Prudential Heart in New Jersey on September 12: the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. Demi LovatoKarol G, Måneskin, and Stray Children had been introduced on Aug. 22 as the primary spherical of stars who will carry out on the present. Lil Wayne, Kelsea Ballerini, and extra had been revealed as new performers on Aug. 31.

Taylor Swift leads the pack of nominees with eight nominations, adopted by SZA, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, and Nicki Minaj with six nominations apiece. Final 12 months’s VMAs had been hosted by Nicki, LL Cool J, and Jack Harlow. The performers included Lizzo, Blackpink, Pink Sizzling Chili Peppers, Unhealthy Bunny, Panic! At The Disco, and extra. We don’t know the host but for the 2023 VMAs, however we do know that the present will function many mind-blowing performances. Forward of the 2023 present, right here’s a operating listing of all of the superb acts slated to carry out throughout the occasion.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne performing in August 2023. (Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

The rapper is returning to the VMAs stage for the primary time in additional than a decade. The 5x Grammy winner will probably be performing his new single “Kat Food,” which is dropping on Sept. 1. Lil Wayne is a two-two VMAs winner. He received his first Moon Particular person in 2008, after which his second in 2012. He’s nominated for Greatest Hip Hop Video this 12 months for his “Kant Nobody” video with Swizz Beatz and DMX.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat
Doja Cat acting at Coachella. (Matt Cowan/Shutterstock)

Doja Cat will make her return to the VMA stage after internet hosting the present in 2021. The worldwide celebrity is a 4x VMAs winner. The “Been Like This” singer is nominated for five awards at this 12 months’s present, together with “Best Video of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.” She final took dwelling a Moon Particular person in 2022 for “Best Choreography.”

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini performing in New York Metropolis. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)

Kelsea Ballerini will take the MTV stage for a show-stopping efficiency throughout the 2023 present. This efficiency would be the world premiere of one in all her tracks off her expanded EP Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good). Her 2023 efficiency will probably be her first-ever look on the VMA stage — and likewise her thirtieth birthday.


Anitta performing in June 2023. (Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Anitta will probably be performing a medley of hits from her newest launch Funk Technology: A Favela Love Story. The worldwide sensation is returning to the VMAs following her first look on the iconic awards present final 12 months. She made historical past together with her first VMA win as the one Brazilian to ever take dwelling an MTV Moon Particular person. Anitta is nominated once more this 12 months within the “Best Latin” class.


TOMORROW X TOGETHER acting at Lollapalooza. (Timothy Hiatt/Shutterstock)

The previous MTV PUSH artists will carry out their brand-new single and make historical past with their VMAs debut throughout the 2023 present. They’ll be the primary Okay-pop band to cross-genre for a global efficiency with Anitta. The group is nominated for “Best K-Pop” and “Push Performance of the Year.”

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato (Picture: Steve Sands/NewYorkNewswire/Bauer-Griffin/Shutterstock)

Demi Lovato, a 14x nominee, is performing on the VMAs for the primary time in six years. She’ll carry out on the present three days earlier than the discharge of her extremely anticipated new album, Revamped, which options rock variations of her hit songs. Demi’s many unforgettable VMAs moments embrace her 2015 stage debut with “Cool for the Summer” and 2017 efficiency of “Sorry Not Sorry.” She’s up for two classes this 12 months: “Best Pop” and “Video for Good.”

Karol G

Karol G
Karol G (Picture: John Salangsang/Shutterstock)

Karol G will make her first-ever look on MTV’s iconic stage on the 2023 VMAs. The history-making songstress, who holds the title as the primary girl to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a Spanish-language album, will break from her first-ever stadium tour to compete for her first ‘VMAs’ win after incomes 3x nominations this 12 months together with “Artist of the Year.”


Maneskin (Picture: FABIO FRUSTACI/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Måneskin is performing on the VMAs for the second 12 months in a row. The globally dominating rockers are returning to the MTV stage for the world premiere efficiency of their forthcoming new single “HONEY (ARE YOU COMING?),” releasing September 1st. As their newest album RUSH! is about to surpass the 1 billion streams.

Stray Children

Stray Kids
Stray Children (Picture: Seokyong Lee/Penta Press/Shutterstock)

International Okay-Pop professionals Stray Children will mark their first-ever ‘VMAs’ efficiency with the US broadcast premiere of “S-CLASS,” off their newest record-breaking #1 album 5-STAR. The group additionally competes to take dwelling their first MTV Moon Particular person for “Best K-Pop,” the identical class which earned them their first “VMAs” nomination in 2022.

Voting for the 2023 MTV VMAs is now open. Fans can vote for his or her favorites throughout 15 gender-neutral classes, together with the highly-coveted “Video of the Year,” introduced by Burger King®, by visiting via Friday, September 1st; voting for “Best New Artist” will stay energetic into the present on Tuesday, September twelfth. Nominations for social classes together with “Group of the Year” and “Song of Summer” introduced by M&M’S®, will probably be introduced at a later date. The MTV VMAs will air stay on September 12, 2023, at 8pm ET/PT on MTV.