6 key points from the MTV Video Music Awards 2023

6 key points from the MTV Video Music Awards 2023

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.

Here is what you should know ahead of this musical celebration:

1. Women dominate an important category

For the first time since the VMAs introduced the entertainer of the year category in 2017, all of the nominees are women: Taylor SwiftBeyonce, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Karol G and Shakira They are the candidates for the award of the night.

2. Varied list of presenters

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, Renee Rapp, Saweetie, Shenseea., Thalia, Tiffany Haddish, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean. Minaj will host the VMAs, which will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on the outskirts of New York City. Last year, she emceed alongside Lil Wayne and Jack Harlow. This year she is alone.

3. Hip-hop will be praised

The show will also celebrate 50 years of hip-hop with a star-studded, multi-generational finale performance: DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J and Minaj will join forces.

The VMAs begin at 8 p.m. and will air on MTV and simultaneously 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 UniMas.

4. Swift is the top nominee

Swift has increased her nomination tally to 11, including seven for her “Anti-Hero” music video. She is followed by SZA with eight. Swift currently has 14 VMAs to her name, putting her behind Beyonce, 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. time: 35: among them Kim Petras, who has five nominations, Metro Boomin’ with four and Rema with three. Aespa, Burna Boy, Davido, Eslabon Armado, FIFTY FIFTY, PinkPantheress, Saucy Santana, Stephen Sanchez and Toosii are also nominated for the first time.

5. Shakira will receive a special prize

Shakira will receive the Video Vanguard Award and is also expected to act. Previous recipients include Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Missy Elliott.

Diddy will receive the Global Icon Award and will perform at the VMAs for the first time since 2005. He will become the third winner of the award, following Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2022 and Foo Fighters in 2021.

6. The Latin flavor will be provided by Karol G and Peso Pluma

Other artists scheduled include Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion (featuring their new collaboration, “Bongos”), Anitta, Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy, FeatherweightDoja Cat, Karol GKelsea Ballerini, Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo, Stray Kids, Manana X Juntos and more.

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