2023 Video Music Awards announces final presenters

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

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) has announced the final presenters for tonight’s (Tues, Sept 12th) show. The newly added presenters include A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Anuel AA, Ashanti, Billy Porter, Chloe Bailey, Dove Cameron, Fat Joe, Halle Bailey, Nelly Furtado, Reneé Rapp, Saweetie, Shenseea, Thalia, Tiffany Haddish, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean.

They join 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 as previously announced presenters.

The 2023 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8 pm ET/PT and across MTV’s global footprint of linear and digital platforms in more than 150 countries and territories, reaching over 319 million households. A live hosted simulcast will concurrently be on UniMás and an encore to follow on Univision at 11:30 pm ET/PT, making it available to the most global audience in VMAs history. It will also simulcast across MTV sister networks BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand & VH1.

The 2023 VMAs Pre-Show airs 6:30-8 pm on MTV, MTV2, CMT & Logo. NLE Choppa featuring Nelly, and Sabrina Carpenter are set to perform during the 90-minute event, hosted by award-winning rap star Saweetie with Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney.

The star-packed performer lineup includes Anitta, Cardi B, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Megan Thee Stallion, Metro Boomin featuring Future, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV, Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, Shakira, Stray Kids and Tomorrow X Together.

Legendary mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will accept the prestigious Global Icon Award, performing live for the first time since 2005. Global sensation Shakira will receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award, presented by Toyota, and perform live for the first time since 2006. Nicki Minaj reprises her dual role as emcee and performer.

MTV and Bacardi will bring a VMAs celebration of hip hop’s 50th anniversary with a finale performance by DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Lil Wayne, LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj. Extended Play Stage Presented by Doritos lineup 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.

General fan voting is closed but remains open for Social Categories and Best New Artist.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com