The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards has expanded its lineup of performers. The show previously revealed that Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, and Stray Kids would be performing. The latest announcement includes Anitta, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, and TOMORROW X TOGETHER. All of these artists are nominated for awards, with the exception of Ballerini who will be celebrating her birthday on the night of the show. The event is set to be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 pm ET/PT.
The list of nominees for this year’s awards features Blackpink, Diddy, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Sam Smith, Shakira, SZA, and Taylor Swift. Swift is leading the pack with eight nominations including Video Of The Year, Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing. SZA is not far behind with six nominations for Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best R&B, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Editing.
Shakira is set to be the sixth woman in a row to receive the Video Vanguard Award. Past recipients of this honor include Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, and Rihanna.
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