The current year’s VMAs are going weighty on hip-jump. Notwithstanding Diddy’s star turn, Nicki Minaj is set to emcee and perform at the show. Cardi B and Megan You Steed will play out their new single, “Bongos.” Lil Wayne and Metro Boomin are additionally on the presentation setup. Future, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Swae Lee, and NAV will join Metro Boomin.
In addition, the show will pay tribute to hip-hop for its 50th anniversary, following in the footsteps of numerous other awards shows held in the previous year. Among the artists who are scheduled to perform in the show’s concluding segment are LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Darryl “DMC” Daniels, and Doug E. Fresh.
The VMAs this year are reaching more than just hip-hop fans. Anitta, Karol G, and Peso Pluma will perform for Latin music fans in addition to Shakira, who has been mentioned as the winner of the Video Vanguard award this year.
Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, and Demi Lovato may entice pop fans to tune in.
Fans of K-pop will have TOMORROW X and Stray Kids together.
Kelsea Ballerini is on the bill for devotees of blue grass music. The date of the show, Sept. 12, is Ballerini’s 30th birthday celebration, which shows that the nation star is a performer.
This year’s main show features eight performers from outside the United States, highlighting the globalization of the music industry. Karol G and Shakira are both Colombian; Both TOMORROW X TOGETHER and Stray Kids hail from South Korea; Anitta is Brazilian; Peso Pluma from Mexico, NAV from Canada, and Mneskin from Italy
Compared to the inaugural VMAs in 1984, which featured five American performers—Madonna, Huey Lewis & the News, Tina Turner, ZZ Top, and Ray Parker Jr.—and two British performers—Rod Stewart and David Bowie—the latter of whom was represented by a pre-taped London performance—this one has a much broader international cast.
Saweetie will have an hour and a half pre-show, with helps from Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney. On MTV, MTV2, CMT, and Logo, the pre-show airs live from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Shakira will be the first artist from South America to win the Video Vanguard Award. Ladies have completely ruled this classification as of late. Shakira follows Rihanna (2016), P!nk (2017), Jennifer Lopez (2018), Missy Elliott (2019) and Nicki Minaj (2022). There was no beneficiary in 2020-21. In 2015, Kanye West became the last man to win the award.
Diddy is third beneficiary of the Worldwide Symbol Grant, following Foo Contenders (2021) and Intensely hot Stew Peppers (2022).
Taylor Quick leads the 2023 VMA assignments with 11 gestures, counting three she got on Friday (Sept. 1) in friendly classes. SZA comes in second place with eight nominations behind her; Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, and BLACKPINK (each with six songs); Sam Smith and Kim Petras (each with five); also, Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Flavor, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER (five each).
Bruce Gillmer and Lair of Criminals prime supporter Jesse Ignjatovic are chief makers of the 2023 MTV Video Music Grants. Spike Bialkowski is co-chief maker. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba act as leaders responsible for creation. Wendy Plaut is leader accountable for big name ability. Lisa Lauricella is music ability chief.