Olivia Rodrigo is headed to the VMAs!
After making a splash in 2021 with a rousing performance of “good 4 u” at the 2021 MTV VMAs, Rodrigo will return to the stage for a special appearance at the 2023 MTV VMAs, where she is expected to perform songs off her new album GUTS that drops tomorrow (September 8).
The 20-year-old is up for six Moon Person awards this year, including the coveted “Video of the Year,” and joins a growing list of performers including Anitta, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Shakira, Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER. Additionally, legendary mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will accept the prestigious Global Icon Awardand perform live for the first time since 2005, while Colombian superstar Shakira will receive MTV’s coveted Video Vanguard Award, presented by Toyota, and will perform live for the first time since 2006.
With the addition of social categories last week, Taylor Swift still leads the pack with eleven nominations, followed by SZA with eight, BLACKPINK, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and Olivia Rodrigo with six, Kim Petras and Sam Smith with five, and Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER with four. You can view a full list of nominees here.
Airing LIVE from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, you can watch the 2023 MTV VMAs at 8PM ET/PT on MTV.
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