The MTV Video Music Awards return Tuesday night, and for the first time, only women are nominated in the show's entertainer of the year category. Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Karol G and Shakira are the candidates for the night's award.
On Tuesday morning, the VMAs announced their final round of presenters, including A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Anuel AA, Ashanti, Billy Porter, Chloe Bailey, Dove Cameron, Fat Joe, Halle Bailey, Nelly Furtado, Reneé Rapp, Saweetie, Shenseea. , Thalía, Tiffany Haddish, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean.
Minaj will host the VMAs, which will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, just outside New York City. Last year, she emceed alongside Lil Wayne and Jack Harlow; This year she is alone.
The show will also celebrate 50 years of hip-hop with a star-studded, multi-generational final performance: DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J and Minaj will join forces.
The VMAs begin at 8 pm EDT/PDT on Tuesday and will air on MTV and simulcast on BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand and VH1. The program will also be broadcast in Spanish on UniMás.
Swift has increased her nomination tally to 11, including seven out of seven for her “Anti-Hero” music video , after MTV announced four additional social categories earlier this month. He is followed by SZA with eight. Swift currently has 14 VMAs to her name, putting her behind Beyoncé, who has 28 (including two with Destiny's Child), Madonna, who has 20 awards, and Lady Gaga, who has 19.
This year features a record number of first-time nominees: 35: among them Kim Petras, which has five nominations, Metro Boomin' with four and Rema with three. Aespa, Burna Boy, Davido, Eslabón Armado, FIFTY FIFTY, PinkPantheress, Saucy Santana, Stephen Sanchez and Toosii are also nominated for the first time.
Shakira will receive the Video Vanguard Award and is also expected to act. Previous recipients include Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Missy Elliott.
Diddy will receive the Global Icon Award and perform at the VMAs for the first time since 2005. He will become the third winner of the award, after Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2022 and Foo Fighters in 2021.
Other scheduled artists include Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion (featuring their new collaboration, “Bongos”), Anitta, Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy, Peso Pluma, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo, Stray Kids , Tomorrow X Together and more.