The show takes place on September 12th

Lil Wayne, Anitta, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini, and Tomorrow X Together are joining the ever-growing roster of global superstars slated to perform at the 2023 Video Music Awards (VMAs) airing live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8 pm ET/PT.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum global music icon Lil Wayne returns to the VMAs stage for the first time in more than a decade where he will perform his new single dropping on September 1st, “Kat Food,” live for the very first time. With a discography highlighted by over 120 million records sold worldwide including 26 million albums, Lil Wayne has cemented his legacy as one of the best-selling artists in history and one of the most influential artists in hip-hop. In 2022, Lil Wayne earned his first Diamond certification from the RIAA with his generational smash hit “Lollipop” featuring Static Major. The 14x nominee will once again compete in the Best Hip-Hop category for the coveted Moon Person, an award he first won in 2008.

Global sensation Anitta sets her return to the storied MTV stage where she will bring Brazilian Funk to the masses performing a medley of hits from her latest release Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story. The performance arrives on the heels of last year’s fiery debut where she also made history with her first VMAs win as the only Brazilian to ever take home an MTV Moon Person. She looks to repeat her win in the Best Latin category this year.

The 4x VMAs and Grammy Award-winning global superstar, is set to make her MTV return following her memorable hosting and mesmerizing gravity-defying performance of “Been Like This” and “You Right” in 2021, where she also took home two awards including Best Collaboration. The 23x nominee is up for 5 awards this year, including Best Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. She last won in 2022 for Best Choreography. Her first-ever North American tour will kick off later this year with Ice Spice and Doechii.

Multi-platinum country superstar Kelsea Ballerini is slated for a show-stopping VMAs debut performance, treating fans to a world premiere performance off the expanded version of her latest deeply personal, critically acclaimed EP Rolling Up The Welcome Mat (For Good). Kelsea’s first-time appearance on the storied MTV stage comes on the same day as her 30th birthday and in the midst of a record-breaking year for the songstress, who just wrapped three sold out legs of her headlining tour and a successful trio of coast-to-coast fan screenings for the EPs short film, which she wrote and co-directed.

Global Gen Z icons and former MTV Push artists Tomorrow X Together will premiere a brand new single and make history with their VMAs debut as the first K-pop band to cross-genre for an international performance with Brazilian superstar and global sensation Anitta. Ahead of their highly-anticipated 3rd studio album The Name Chapter: Freefall, slated for October release, the Billboard 200 topping 4x nominated group hopes to win a Moon Person for Best K-Pop and Push Performance of the Year.

Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and Stray Kids are the first round of global performers set to take the “VMAs” stage. Additional names to be announced soon.

Taylor Swift leads the VMAs nominations with eight, closely followed by Sza with six, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith with five each, and Blackpink, Diddy and Shakira with four apiece.

Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including the highly-coveted Video of the Year, presented by Burger King, by visiting through Friday, September 1st. Voting for Best New Artist will remain active into the show on Tuesday, September 12th. Nominations for social categories including Group of the Year and Song of Summer presented by M&M’s, will be announced at a later date.