Nicki Minaj is set to return as the hostess with the mostess for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, and we have all the tea on where and how to watch.
This year’s MTV VMAs mark the first time that women dominate the top categories, while a record-setting 35 artists are first-time nominees. An impressive fifteen categories, including video of the year, artist of the year and the newly-created best Afrobeats, will be decided by fan votes; the best new artist category is still open for voting (get your vote in!). Shakira will receive the Video Vanguard Award, and Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honored with the Global Icon Award; both are also slated to perform at the award show.
Taylor Swift leads with eight nominations, are we surprised? Her tour is revitalizing the economy alongside Beyonce and Barbie!
Video of the year nominees are Swift (“Anti-Hero”), SZA (“Kill Bill”), Miley Cyrus (“Flowers”), Minaj (“Super Freaky Girl”), Rodrigo (“Vampire”), Doja Cat (“Attention”) and Kim Petras (who identifies at nonbinary) with Sam Smith (“Unholy”).
Nominees for artist of the year are Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Karol G, Minaj, Shakira and Swift. Song of the year nominees are Cyrus for “Flowers,” Rodrigo for “Vampire,” Rema and Gomez for “Calm Down,” Petras and Smith for “Unholy,” Steve Lacy for “Bad Habit,” SZA for “Kill Bill ” and Swift for “Anti-Hero.” Album of the year nominees are Beyoncé for Renaissance, Drake and 21 Savage for Her Loss, Metro Boomin for Heroes & Villains, Miley Cyrus for Endless Summer Vacation, SZA for SOS and Swift for Midnights.
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Cable subscribers can watch the 2023 MTV VMAs live on MTV or on MTV.com (by signing into a TV provider account) on Tuesday starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. As always if you can handle waiting, MTV does normally post clips and recaps on the YouTube the following day.