Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 MTV VMAs: Full List Of Who’s Hosting, Performing, Presenting & More

The coveted awards show will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8/7c on MTV. 

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Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on September 11, 2023

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The MTV Video Music Awards, also known as the 2023 MTV VMAs, are upon us!

The coveted awards show will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8/7c on MTV.

“Music’s most iconic night” will feature a star-studded list of performances from Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Kelsea Ballerini, Anitta, Diddy, Fall Out Boy, Doja Cat, Karol G, Olivia Rodrigo, Stray Kids, Shakira, Demi Lovato and more.

A slew of celebrities will take to the stage to serve as presenters during the show, including Bebe Rexha, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Ice Spice, Jared Leto, Madelyn Cline, Rita Ora and more.

Bebe Rexha; Photo by Rich Fury/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV
Bebe Rexha; Photo by Rich Fury/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV

We compiled a full list of everything you need to know to prepare for the MTV VMAs below.

How And When To Watch?

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8/7c on MTV.

Additionally, the show will also stream live on UniMas at 8/7c with an encore to follow on Univision at 11:30/10:30c, making it available to the most global audience in VMAs history. Univision’s Alejandra Espinoza will host an exclusive live in-show segments throughout the show as well.

Who Is Hosting?

Nicki Minaj is set to return as the show’s emcee for the second consecutive year.

Who’s Presenting?

See the full list of who will be presenting at the coveted awards show below.

Bebe Rexha

Charli D’Amelio

Coco Jones

Dixie D’Amelio

Emily Ratajkowski

French Montana

GloRilla

Ice Spice

Jared Leto

Madelyn Cline

Rita Ora

Sabrina Carpenter

Anuel AA

Ashanti

Billy Porter

Chloe Bailey

Nelly Furtado

Dove Cameron

Fat Joe

Halle Bailey

Renee Rapp

Saweetie

Shenseea

Thalia

Tiffany Haddish

Timbaland

Wyclef Jean

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Who’s Performing?

The event will feature an epic lineup of performances from some of the hottest stars in music today. 

Anitta

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion – “Bongos”

Demi Lovato

Diddy (Global Icon Award Recipient)

Doja Cat

Fall Out Boy

Karol G – “Bichota Season”

Kelsea Ballerini

Lil Wayne – “Kat Food”

Måneskin – “Honey (Are You Coming?)”

Metro Boomin (featuring Future, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV)

Nicki Minaj – “Last Time I Saw You”

Olivia Rodrigo

Peso Pluma

Shakira (Video Vanguard Award recipient)

Stray Kids – “S-Class”

TOMORROW X TOGETHER

The show is set to conclude with a massive celebration that will honor the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop with a collaborative performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL COOL J, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj.

Who Are The Performers: Extended Play Stage?

Kaliii, Reneé Rapp and The Warning will take to the Doritos Extended Play Stage.

Who Are The Pre-Show Performers?

NLE Choppa and Sabrina Carpenter will perform during the pre-show, which is set to air from 5:30-7:30ct and be hosted by Saweetie with Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney. 

Who Is Nominated?

Taylor Swift and SZA dominate this year’s VMAs, with Swift receiving a remarkable 11 nominations, closely trailed by SZA, who secured eight nominations. 

BLACKPINK, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Olivia Rodrigo follow Swift and SZA with six nods each, while Kim Petras and Sam Smith earned 5 a piece. Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER scored 4 nominations each.

GloRilla, Ice Spice, Kaliii, Peso Pluma, PinkPantheress, and Reneé Rapp find themselves among the contenders for the Best New Artist category. Meanwhile, the fiercely competitive Artist of the Year race features Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Karol G, Minaj, Shakira, and Swift vying for the coveted title.

Legendary mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will receive the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform live for the first time since 2005.

Shakira will be honored with the Video Vanguard Award, presented by Toyota, and perform live for the first time since 2006. 

For the full list of nominees, visit MTV’s official website HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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