2023 “VMAs” announces additional mega performers

2023 “VMAs” announces additional mega performers

  • Fall Out Boy, Metro Boomin with Future, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV, and Peso Pluma add even greater starpower to the roster of global music stars set to perform at the 2023 “VMAs” LIVE from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8PM ET/PT.

    • Fall Out Boy

      • The 3x Moon Person winners are set to light up the stage at the upcoming “VMAs.” The multi-platinum rock group first electrified the stage with “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” (2005) and again two years later with  “Shut Up And Drive” featuring Rihanna and “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” (2007). Boasting an impressive 16 “VMAs” nods overall, the band will look to add to their trophy collection with nominations for “Best Visual Effects” and “Best Alternative” from their 8th studio album So Much (For) Stardust, which debuted as the No. 1 Rock album upon its March 24 release. The band is currently on their worldwide So Much For (Tour) Dust headline tour and most recently announced So Much For (2our) Dust, an additional 20+ date run across the United States beginning February 2024.

    • Metro Boomin ft. Future, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV

      • Diamond-certified artist & producer Metro Boomin will mark his first-ever “VMAs” performance with the broadcast debut of his two hit singles “Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” with Future and “Calling” with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee and NAV and on stage together for the first time ever. The first-time “VMAs” nominee is up for 4x awards this year, including “Album of the Year,” “Best Hip-Hop” for “Superhero (Heroes and Villains)” with Future.

    • Peso Pluma

      • With the biggest música Mexicana album “Genesis” of all time plus multiple chart-topping songs and collaborations, Peso Pluma continues to forge a path of historic milestones in music.  Recently receiving the pinnacle spot on Spotify’s Global Songs of the Summer list for the single “Ella Baila Sola” with Eslabon Armado, this accomplished singer and songwriter will next take the stage for his inaugural “VMAs” performance and compete for his first Moon Person, contending in three distinguished categories: “Best New Artist,” “Best Latin” and “Song of the Summer.”

Previously announced “VMAs” news:


    • The star-packed performer lineup includes Anitta, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Shakira, Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER. Additional performers to be announced. (more info)

    • Legendary mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will accept the prestigious Global Icon Award, performing live for the first time since 2005. (more info)

    • Global sensation Shakira will receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award, presented by Toyota, and perform live for the first time since 2006. (more info)

    • Nicki Minaj reprises in dual role as emcee and performer. (more info)

    • The first round of announced 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.

    • Extended Play Stage Presented by Doritos® lineup includes Kaliii, Reneé Rapp and The Warning.

  • 2023 “VMAs” PRE-SHOW| 6:30-8:00 PM ET/PT

    • NLE Choppa and Sabrina Carpenter are set to perform during the 90-minute event, hosted by award-winning rap star Saweetie with Nessa, Dometi and Kevan Kenney.


    • With the addition of Social Categories, Taylor Swift (11) still leads Nominations, followed by SZA (8), BLACKPINK, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo (6), Kim Petras and Sam Smith (5 each), Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER (4 each).

    • General fan voting is now closed; voting remains open for Social Categories and “Best New Artist.” 


    • SPONSORS: Official sponsors of the 2023 “VMAs” include BACARDÍ® Rum, Burger King®, Clearblue®, DESCOVY®, Doritos®, HEINZ, M&M’S®, Swiffer, and Toyota Motor North America.

    • ACTIVATION: BACARDÍ, MTV and Paramount Brand Studio will pay tribute to 50 Years of Hip Hop with an experiential BACARDÍ VINTAGE Pop-Up Shop, Limited Edition Bottle, Signature VMA Cocktails and more. (more info).

    • CREDITS: Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers. Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.

    • RELEASES: Previous press releases available here.

    • BROADCAST LINKS: If your team needs links to watch the 2023 VMAs broadcast in real time on 9/12, please send every individual email to by 9/8. 

    • CREDENTIALS: Applications are closed; contact with questions.

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