Ever since 1984, MTV has been celebrating the art of music videos with the VMAs and 2023 will continue that trend, with more famous faces attending and iconic Moon Man award statues being dished out at this year's ceremony.
What’s more, 2023's line-up is shaping up to be one of its most star-studded ever, with performances scheduled from hot new acts and legends alike and a familiar face on hosting duty.
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What else do we know about 2023’s MTV VMAs? Read on to get all of the key details.
How to watch the 2023 MTV VMAs
2023’s MTV VMAs will take place from 8pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, 12 September but audiences won’t be able to watch it until a day later when it airs from 9pm on Wednesday, 13 September on MTV UK.
The action will kick off with a pre-show featuring guest hosts and live performances from Kaliii, Reneé Rapp and The Warning, with the main event airing from 10.30pm later that evening.
UK viewers will be able to find out who wins by tuning into the show, with reruns available to watch online from Tuesday, 19 September on streamer Paramount+.
Who is hosting the MTV VMAs 2023?
Nicki Minaj returns to host the VMAs for the second year running, live from the Prudential Centre in New Jersey. Minaj was recently featured on the Barbie soundtrack contributing her song Barbie World, a collaboration with Ice Spice.
Minaj will also perform during the awards ceremony, airing her newly released single Last Time I Saw You alongside the event’s other scheduled acts.
While the Anaconda singer will be MC-ing the evening’s proceedings, she’ll of course be joined by a number of guest presenters who will help award Moon Man trophies to the night's big winners.
Already confirmed guest presenters include Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Emil Ratajkowski, Bebe Rexha, Coco Jones, French Montana, Ice Spice, Sabrina Carpenter, Madelyn Cline, GloRilla, Rita Ora and Jared Leto.
Who is performing at the MTV VMAs 2023?
In addition to a live performance by Minaj, viewers will also get to enjoy appearances from a number of other guest performers. These include Olivia Rodrigo, Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne, Anitta, Doja Cat, Stray Kids, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini and Måneskin.
As if that wasn’t good enough, Sean “Diddy” Combs will also be on hand to accept the coveted Global Icon Award before performing live on the show for the first time since 2005.
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Shakira will also be receiving a top gong as she takes home the Video Vanguard Award and also performs live for the first time at the awards ceremony since 2006.
Who is nominated for the 2023 MTV VMAs?
Minaj, the ceremony’s host, is nominated for six different awards this year, including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. However, Taylor Swift is the one to beat, with the singer-songwriter currently leading the way with eleven different nods, including Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.
Swift is followed closely by SZA who has eight nominations, Doja Cat, BLACKPINK, Rodrigo, Minaj and Miley Cyrus with six, Sam Smith and Kim Petras with five and Diddy, Beyoncé, Ice Spice, Drake, Karol G, Shakira, Metro Boomin and TOMORROW X TOGETHER with four.
Full nominations can be found via the MTV website, with voting still open.
The 2023 MTV VMAs will air from 9pm on Wednesday, 13 September on MTV UK and become available to watch on Paramount+ from Tuesday, 19 September.