Traditionally hosted at the end of August each year, this year’s VMAs will be a few weeks later, taking place in mid-September. However, “all eyes of the entertainment industry” will still be focused on the event, according to a statement made by Jake Reynolds, President of the Prudential Center, in May.
“This event allows us the opportunity to celebrate all genres of music for fans throughout the world, as we do all year round,” he continued at the time. “We appreciate the ability to continue our long-standing partnership with MTV and look forward to an amazing evening.”
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One thing’s for sure, it will definitely be a star-studded event with some notable names nominated across various categories, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best New Artist and more.
Keep scrolling for everything to know about the 2023 MTV VMAs:
When Will the 2023 VMAs Take Place?
The Video Music Awards are set to air on MTV Tuesday, September 12, at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy shared his excitement about the award show’s return to the Garden State, noting that “the return of the VMAs to the Prudential Center testifies to New Jersey’s enduring standing as a premier venue for large-scale entertainment events,” in a statement released in May.
Shakira will receive the prestigious Video Vanguard Award, which honors artists who have made a major impact on pop culture throughout their careers. Shakira will be at the Prudential Center to accept the award and perform some of her greatest hits, marking her first VMAs performance in 17 years. This is the first time the award has been bestowed upon a South American artist.
Who Is Performing at the 2023 VMAs?
The first round of performers were announced in late August with Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and K-Pop’s Stray Kids set to take the stage. Shakira will also perform.
Who Will Receive the Global Icon Award at the 2023 VMAs?
Sean “Diddy” Combs will receive the Global Icon statue, honoring his “unparalleled career and continued influence that has achieved unrivaled global success in music and beyond,” MTV announced on September 5.
Who Is Hosting the 2023 VMAs?
MTV has yet to announce a host for this year’s VMAs.
How Can Fans Watch the 2023 VMAs?
The VMAs are set to air live on MTV starting at 8 p.m. ET.