2023 Video Music Awards announces additional mega performers

The show airs live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on September 12th

Fall Out Boy, Metro Boomin with Future, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Swae Lee & Nav, and Peso Pluma add even greater star power to the roster of global music stars set to perform at the 2023 Video Music Awards (VMAs) next week.

Fall Out Boy are set to light up the stage at the upcoming VMAs. The multi-platinum rock group first electrified the stage with “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” in 2005 and again two years later with “Shut Up And Drive” featuring Rihanna and “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” in 2007. Boasting an impressive 16 VMAs nods overall, the band will look to add to their trophy collection with nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Alternative from their eighth studio album So Much (For) Stardust, which debuted as the No. 1 rock album upon its March 24th release. The band is currently on their worldwide So Much For (Tour) Dust headline tour and most recently announced So Much For (2our) Dust, an additional 23-date run across the United States beginning February 2024.

Diamond-certified artist and producer Metro Boomin will mark his first-ever VMAs performance with the broadcast debut of his two hit singles “Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” with Future and “Calling” with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Swae Lee and Nav and on stage together for the first time ever. The first-time VMAs nominee is up for four awards this year, including Album of the Year, Best Hip-Hop for “Superhero (Heroes and Villains)” with Future.

With the biggest música Mexicana album Genesis of all time plus multiple chart-topping songs and collaborations, Peso Pluma continues to forge a path of historic milestones in music. Recently receiving the pinnacle spot on Spotify’s Global Songs of the Summer list for the single “Ella Baila Sola” with Eslabon Armado, this accomplished singer and songwriter will next take the stage for his inaugural VMAs performance and compete for his first Moon Person, contending in three distinguished categories: Best New Artist, Best Latin and Song of the Summer.

Nicki Minaj is set for a triumphant return to the MTV stage, reprising her dual role as show emcee and performer at the show, set to air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8 pm ET/PT. The 2023 VMAs Pre-Show airs live from 6:30 until 8 pm ET/PT on MTV, MTV2, CMT, and Logo, hosted by award-winning rap star Saweetie with Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney.

Olivia Rodrigo, Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, Stray Kids, Lil Wayne, Anitta, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini, and Tomorrow X Together are among the performers announced. Bebe Rexha, Charli D’Amelio, Coco Jones, Dixie D’Amelio, Emily Ratajkowski, French Montana, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Jared Leto, Madelyn Cline, Rita Ora and Sabrina Carpenter are among the first round of presenters. Additionally, the lineup for the Extended Play Stage presented by Doritos includes Kaliii, Reneé Rapp and The Warning.

With the addition of Social Categories, Taylor Swift still leads the nominations with 11, followed by Sza with eight, Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo with six, Kim Petras and Sam Smith with five each, Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and Tomorrow X Together with four apiece.

Global sensation Shakira will receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award, presented by Toyota, and perform live for the first time since 2006.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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