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The 2023 MTV Video Tune Awards are beginning to take form. The exhibit will air reside from the Prudential Heart in Newark, NJ on Thursday (September 12) at 8PM ET/PT.
Shakira and Sean “Diddy” Combs are anticipated to obtain the highest honorary awards: the Video Leading edge Award and the International Icon Award, respectively. Each artists will probably be acting at the exhibit for the primary time in additional than 15 years.
Nicki Minaj is about to provide and carry out on the exhibit. Saweetie will host a 90-minute pre-show, assisted by way of Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenny. The pre-show airs from 6:30 to eight pm ET/PT on MTV, MTV2, CMT and Emblem.
MTV additionally introduced the primary wave of presenters for the principle exhibit. Extra presenters and artists will probably be added to this listing as they’re introduced.
Shakira will change into the primary South American artist to obtain the Video Leading edge Award. Lately, this class has been totally ruled by way of girls. Shakira follows Rihanna (2016), P!nk (2017), Jennifer Lopez (2018), Missy Elliott (2019) and Nicki Minaj (2022). There have been no recipients in 2020–21. The final particular person to win this award used to be Kanye West in 2015.
Diddy is the 3rd recipient of the International Icon Award, following Foo Combatants (2021) and Pink Sizzling Chili Peppers (2022).
Diddy is not the one rapper who will probably be functioning at this yr’s VMAs. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion will carry out their new unmarried, “Bongos”. Minaj, Metro Boomin (with particular visitors) and Lil Wayne also are at the invoice. And the exhibit will come with (any other) salute to hip-hop’s fiftieth anniversary.
Six of the primary 11 artists introduced as performers for this yr’s primary exhibit are from out of doors america, dramatically reflecting how the track scene has change into extra international in recent times. Shakira and Karol G are each from Colombia; Stray Youngsters and The following day X In combination are each from South Korea; Anita is from Brazil; Meneskin is from Italy.
It is a way more world solid than the inaugural VMAs in 1984, the place there have been 5 American artists (Madonna, Huey Lewis & the Information, Tina Turner, ZZ Best and Ray Parker Jr.) and two British (Rod Stewart and David Bowie). The latter is represented by way of a pre-taped efficiency from London).
American artists acting on the primary exhibit this yr are Demi Lovato, Diddy, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini and Lil Wayne. The date of the exhibit, September 12, is Ballerini’s thirtieth birthday, indicating that the rustic superstar is a troublemaker.
Taylor Swift leads the 2023 VMA nominations with 11 nominations, with 3 nods within the social classes on Friday (September 1). He’s adopted by way of SZA (8) in overall nomination rely; Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo (six every); Kim Petras and Sam Smith (5 every); and Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and The following day X In combination (5 every).
Bruce Gilmour and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignatovich are govt manufacturers of the 2023 MTV Video Tune Awards. Barb Balkowski is co-executive manufacturer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba function executives accountable for manufacturing. Wendy Platt is the manager accountable for famous person ability. Lisa Lauricella is a track ability govt.
Diddy (International Icon Award Recipient)
fall out Boy
Megan Thee Stallion
Metro Boomin (that includes Long term, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Swae Lee & Nav)
Nicki Minaj (emcee)
Shakira (Video Leading edge Award recipient)
side road youngsters
the next day x in combination
Artist: Prolonged Play Discussion board