MTV VMA Performers 2023: Demi Lovato, Karol G & More Announced For Music Extravaganza

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One of music’s biggest nights of the year will be at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on September: the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. Demi LovatoKarol G, Måneskin, and Stray Kids were announced on Aug. 22 as the first round of stars who will perform at the show. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Taylor Swift leads the pack of nominees with eight nominations, followed by SZA, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, and Nicki Minaj, with six nominations apiece.

Last year’s VMAs was hosted by Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, and Jack Harlow. The performers included Lizzo, Blackpink, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Bunny, Panic! At The Disco, and more. We don’t know the host yet for the the 2023 VMAs  — but we do know that the show will feature more mind-blowingly epic performances.

Ahead of the 2023 show, here’s a running list of all the amazing acts slated to perform during the event.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato (Photo: Steve Sands/NewYorkNewswire/Bauer-Griffin/Shutterstock)

Demi Lovato, a 14x nominee, is performing at the VMAs for the first time in six years. She’ll perform at the show three days before the release of her highly anticipated new album, Revamped, which features rock versions of her hit songs. Demi’s many unforgettable VMAs moments include her 2015 stage debut with “Cool for the Summer” and 2017 performance of “Sorry Not Sorry.” She’s up for 2 categories this year: “Best Pop” and “Video for Good.”

Karol G

Karol G (Photo: John Salangsang/Shutterstock)

Karol G will make her first-ever appearance on MTV’s iconic stage at the 2023 VMAs. The history-making songstress, who holds the title as the first woman to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a Spanish-language album, will break from her first-ever stadium tour to compete for her first ‘VMAs’ win after earning 3x nominations this year including “Artist of the Year.”


Maneskin (Photo: FABIO FRUSTACI/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Måneskin is performing at the VMAs for the second year in a row. The globally dominating rockers are returning to the MTV stage for the world premiere performance of their forthcoming new single “HONEY (ARE YOU COMING?),” releasing September 1st. As their latest album RUSH! is about to surpass the 1 billion streams.

Stray Kids

Stray Kids (Photo: Seokyong Lee/Penta Press/Shutterstock)

Global K-Pop mavens Stray Kids will mark their first-ever ‘VMAs’ performance with the US broadcast premiere of “S-CLASS,” off their latest record-breaking #1 album 5-STAR. The group also competes to take home their first MTV Moon Person for “Best K-Pop,” the same category which earned them their first “VMAs” nomination in 2022.

Voting for the 2023 MTV VMAs is now open. Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including the highly-coveted “Video of the Year,” presented by Burger King®, by visiting through Friday, September 1st; voting for “Best New Artist” will remain active into the show on Tuesday, September 12th. Nominations for social categories including “Group of the Year” and “Song of Summer” presented by M&M’S®, will be announced at a later date.

The MTV VMAs will air live on September 12, 2023, at 8pm ET/PT on MTV.


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