Showtime: Get Ready For MTV VMAS 2023 Global Music Gala

Showtime: Get Ready For MTV VMAS 2023 Global Music Gala

Get ready for the musical phenomenon of the year! The 2023 MTV VMAs are upon us, broadcasting live from the iconic Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Spotlight Achievers

Pop sensation Shakira and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs clinch the coveted Video Vanguard Award and Global Icon Award, marking their majestic return to the VMA stage after a decade and a half. But that’s not all – the VMAs are about to be set ablaze with hip-hop rhythms. With Diddy’s iconic appearance, queen Nicki Minaj not only hosts but showcases her chart-toppers. Look out for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropping their latest hit, “Bongos”. The chart-topping Lil Wayne, Metro Boomin and a spectacular ensemble featuring Future, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Swae Lee, and NAV will light up the stage. In a nostalgic nod, a salute to hip-hop’s golden jubilee will feature legends LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash, DMC, and Doug E. Fresh in the finale.

A Musical Buffet

For Latin Lovers: Shakira, Anitta, Karol G and Peso Pluma will serenade you with latin beats.

Pop Aficionados: Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo and Demi Lovato are slated to pop your world.

Rock Enthusiasts: Fall Out Boy and Måneskin promise electric performances.

K-pop Admirers: Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER bring the korean wave.

Country Connoisseurs: Celebrate Kelsea Ballerini’s 30th birthday, proving her star power on stage.

A Global Stage

This year VMAs exemplify global unity with eight international sensations, including Colombian queens Shakira and Karol G; The Korean prodigies Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER; Brazil’s Anitta; Italy’s Måneskin; Mexico’s Peso Pluma and Canada’s NAV. A stark contrast to the 1984 VMAs which was dominantly American-centric. Warm up with Saweetie on a thrilling 90-minute pre-show, aided by Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney. Tune in from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET/PT across MTV networks.

Noteworthy Mentions

Shakira breaks barriers as the first South American Video Vanguard Awardee. This accolade has seen a female stronghold recently with icons like Rihanna, P!nk, JLo, Missy Elliott, and Nicki Minaj reigning. Taylor Swift is the star of the night with 11 nominations, closely trailed by SZA and a plethora of other big names.

The genius minds steering the 2023 MTV VMAs are Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignjatovic from Den of Thieves, with Barb Bialkowski co-producing. The dedicated Alicia Portugal, Jackie Barba, Wendy Plaut and Lisa Lauricella hold the reins behind the scenes.

Mark your calendar! The 2023 MTV VMAs promise an unforgettable global musical journey. Don’t miss out!