boy band South Korean Stray Kids and Colombian superstar Karol G will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards for the first time. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Tuesday, September 12 at 8PM ET.
Italian rock band Menskin will be featured at the show for the second year in a row. American pop legend Demi Lovato will return to the VMA stage (as the awards are also known) for the first time in six years.
The fact that three of the first four artists announced for this year’s show are from outside the United States is an indication of how more global the music scene has become in recent years. It features a far more international cast than the inaugural VMAs in 1984, when there were five American performers (Madonna, Huey Lewis & the News, Tina Turner, ZZ Top and Ray Parker Jr.) and two British (Rod Stewart and David Bowie). This is the last in a pre-recorded performance in London).
Stray Kids will present the US television premiere of “S-Class”, which earned them a second VMA nomination in two years for Best K-Pop. The group was nominated in the same category last year for “Maniac”, but lost to Lisa for “Lalisa”. Appears in “S-Class” 5-Star: Third Album, which topped the Billboard 200 in June, becoming the group’s third No. 1 on that chart in less than 15 months. followed him Stray Kids Mini Album: Audirinary And maxident,
Karol G will bring his “Bichota Season” to the VMA stage. His tomorrow will be better 1 on the Billboard 200 in March, making her the first woman to reach the top spot with an album in Spanish. Karol G, who is now in the midst of his first US arena tour, received three nominations this year: Artist of the Year and Best Latina and Best Collaboration, both for his collaboration with Shakira “TQG”. This is the fourth year in a row that Karol G. has been nominated for Best Latina.
Lovato returned for her first VMA performance in six years, days before the September 15 release of her remix album. Revamped, consisting of rock versions of their hit songs. Lovato performed “Give Your Heart a Break” at the 2012 VMA pre-show. She made her main stage debut in 2015 with “Cool for the Summer” and returned two years later to perform “Sorry Not Sorry”. The singer, who won Best Message Video for “Skyscraper” in 2012, is nominated in two categories this year: Best Pop and Video for Good, both for “Swine”. Lovato has been nominated for VMAs 14 times throughout her career.
Menskin is set to premiere his new single “Honey (Are You Coming?)”, which will be released on September 1st. The Italian band made their VMA and US debut last year when they performed “Supermodel”. He also won Best Alternative for “I Want to Be Your Slave”. This year, they are nominated for Best Rock for “The Loneliest”, making them the first Italian artist or group to be nominated in a major category two years in a row.
This year’s nominations are led by Taylor Swift with eight nominations, followed by SZA (six), Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith (five each), and Blackpink, Diddy and Shakira is (four each). ,
Fans can vote for their favorites in 15 gender-neutral categories by visiting vote.mtv.com until Friday, September 1. Voting for Best New Artist will be active during the live show. Nominations for the social categories, including Group of the Year and Song of the Summer, will be announced at a later date.
MTV has yet to announce the master of ceremonies for this year, nor the winners of the Video Vanguard and Global Icon Awards (though they have confirmed that these will be delivered). Last year’s show was hosted by Jack Harlow, LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj, and those special awards went to Minaj and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, respectively.
Bruce Gilmour and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignatovic are executive producers for the 2023 VMAs. Barb Balkowski is co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as executives in charge of production. Wendy Platt is the executive in charge of celebrity talent. Lisa Lauricella is a Music Talent Executive.