A Star-Studded Night in Newark: The VMAs Like You’ve Never Seen Before
The Lineup That’s Breaking the Internet
Hold onto your wigs, folks! The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are back, and they’re bringing a constellation of stars to light up the stage in Newark. Lil Wayne, the rap legend who gave us classics like Tha Carter III, will debut his new single “Kat Food” on September 1st, just in time to serve it hot at the VMAs.
The Divas, The Dudes, and The Vanguard
Doja Cat, Anitta, Tomorrow X Together, and Kelsea Ballerini are joining him. These artists add their names to a jaw-dropping lineup including Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, and Stray Kids. And let’s not forget Shakira, who will shake her hips and our hearts as this year’s Video Vanguard Award honoree.
Doja Cat: The Hostess with the Mostest
Doja Cat isn’t just another name on the list; she’s practically a VMA veteran. After dazzling audiences with her performances in 2020 and 2021, she even took on the role of host last year. This year, she’s returning with a bang, gearing up to release her new album Scarlet on September 22. Watch her perform “Say So” at the 2020 awards show:
The Nominee Showdown
As for the nominees, Taylor Swift, SZA, and Olivia Rodrigo are leading the pack. Taylor Swift, the pop sensation who’s been in the game since her teenage years, is no stranger to the VMAs. SZA, the queen of alternative R&B, and Olivia Rodrigo, the breakout star of 2021, are also in the running, making this year’s VMAs a battlefield of talent.
Related: Explore our rankings of the songs off SZA’s CTRL.
The Final Word
So, mark your calendars, set your alarms, and prepare for a night of epic proportions. The 2023 MTV VMAs are not just another awards show but a musical extravaganza you won’t want to miss.
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