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MTV announces first international artists to perform on stage at 2023 VMAs

Press Watt Musik | Agosto 23, 2023
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Among the performers also Måneskin, who will present their new single in a world premiere. Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and Stray Kids: these are the first internationally renowned artists who will perform at the 2023 VMAs live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on the evening of Tuesday 12 September.

Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato, who has received 14 VMA nominations throughout her career, returns for her first performance on the show in 6 years, just days before the release of her highly anticipated new album REVAMPED featuring rock versions of her singles successfull.

Among Demi’s many memorable moments at the VMAs are her 2015 stage debut with “Cool for the Summer” and her 2017 performance with “Sorry Not Sorry.” The award-winning musician, who in 2012 was awarded the title of “Best Video with a Message”, is in the running in the 2023 edition for two categories: “Best Pop” and “Video for Good”.

Karol G

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World-renowned colombian artist KAROL G will bring “Bichota Season” to life on stage at the VMAs for his first ever appearance on the iconic stage of the MTV-branded show. The storied singer-songwriter, who holds the title of first woman to debut a No. 1 Billboard 200 album with a Spanish-language album, will interrupt her first stadium tour to compete for her first VMAs win after earning three nominations this year year, including that of “Artist of the Year”.


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Following Måneskin’s electric double debut at the 2023 VMAs and other US awards last year – and historic win for “Best Alternative” – the rockers who are topping the global charts set their eagerly awaited return to the historic MTV stage with the world premiere performance of their new single “HONEY (ARE YOU COMING?)”, out on September 1st.

While their latest album RUSH! is about to cross the milestone of 1 billion streams, the group, which has received 4 nominations, is also in the running for “Best Rock”, once again setting a record: it is the first Italian group to be nominated for two consecutive years in a main category of the show.

Stray Kids

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Stray Kids, one of the most influential K-Pop groups in the world, will perform for the first time ever at the 2023 VMAs with the song “S-CLASS”, taken from their latest record-breaking album and number #1, 5-STAR . The group is also vying to take home its first award for “Best K-Pop,” the same category that earned them their first VMAs nomination in 2022.

2023 VMAs broadcast live

In Italy the show will be broadcast live in the original language in the night between 12 and 13 September starting at 02:00 on MTV (Sky channel 131 and streaming on NOW) and on MTV Music (Sky channels 132 and 704) and will be anticipated by the pre-show starting at 00.30.

The subtitled reruns will be broadcast on MTV (Sky channel 131 and in streaming on NOW) on September 13th at 10pm, on September 15th at 11.55pm and on September 17th at 7.35am, on MTV Music (Sky channel 132 and 704) on September 13th at 10.00 pm with a repeat of the pre-show and at 11.30 pm the complete show, on 14 September at 12.00, on 15 September at 10.00 pm, on 16 September at 7.00 pm and on 17 September at 1.00 pm and on VH1 (Canale Sky 715) on 13 September at 23.00.


Leading this year’s nominations Taylor Swift (8), followed by SZA (6), Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith (5 each), and BLACKPINK, Diddy and Shakira ( 4 each).

Through September 1, fans can vote for their favorite artists in 15 gender-neutral categories, including the all-new “Best Afrobeats” category, plus the coveted “Video of the Year” categories, presented by Burger King®, and “Artist of the Year”, by visiting 2023 VMAs; the vote for “Best New Artist” will also remain active during the show on Tuesday, September 12. Nominations for social categories, including “Group of the Year” and “Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.

Official sponsors of the 2023 VMAs include BACARDÍ® Rum, Burger King®, Clearblue®, DESCOVY®, Doritos®, HEINZ, M&M’S®, Swiffer and Toyota Motor North America.

Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are Executive Producers for the 2023 VMAs. Barb Bialkowski is Co-Executive Producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba are Executives in Charge of Production. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lisa Lauricella is Music Talent Executive.

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