The 2023 MTV VMAs: Everything you need to know

The VMAs are bringing all the big names in music together on September 12
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It must be your lucky day because you're in the perfect spot to catch all the details about this year's MTV Video Music Awards. From the nominees, to the star-packed list of presenters, performers and more, just keep reading.

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When and Where
The 39th Video Music Awards will be airing live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT.

Returning as emcee for her second year in a row, Nicki Minaj will announce the show’s star-studded lineup of performers, presenters and winners and will stun fans with a world premiere performance of her newest single, “Last Time I Saw You.”

The first round of all-star presenters includes 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.

The star-studded performer lineup includes AnittaDemi Lovato, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, ShakiraStray Kids, Kaliii, Reneé Rapp, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, The Warning, Fall Out Boy, Metro Boomin with Future, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Peso Pluma. More performers are still yet to be announced.

Special Awards
Legendary mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will accept the prestigious Global Icon Award, performing live for the first time since 2005 and Global sensation Shakira will receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award and perform live for the first time since 2006.

Pre-Show Deets
The 90-minute VMA Pre-Show will air LIVE from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET/PT on MTV, MTV2, CMT, and Logo, hosted by award-winning rapper Saweetie with Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney. Viewers can look forward to performances from Memphis rap star, NLE Choppa and singer and songwriter, Sabrina Carpenter.

Nominations & Voting
General fan voting is now closed, however, voting remains open for Social Categories and Best New ArtistTaylor Swift is leading the nominations with 11 in total, followed by SZA who has eight, BLACKPINK, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo all tied for 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 each. You can find the full list of nominees here.

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