VMA 2021 Performer List: MTV Video Music Awards Performance Updates


The MTV Video Music Awards will air on September 12 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. But who performs at the event, who for almost 40 years has been known for their iconic stage performances? Scroll down for the full list, updated with all the most recent additions as they are announced.

This year’s VMAs are led by Justin bieber with seven nominations, though in an unusual situation, his nomination for Video of the Year is for a song he hasn’t even recorded. He takes center stage in the music video for “Popstar” by DJ Khaled with Duck. This video is also up for Best Directing, while Bieber himself is shortlisted for Artist of the Year.

Megan you stallion is next in line with six names, including Video of the Year for her provocative collaboration with Cardi B, “WAP”, which was one of the most talked about videos of the past year. The superior category is completed by “Kiss Me More” from Doja cat and SZA, “Montero (Call me by your name)” by Lil Nas X, “Bad habits” by Ed sheeran, and “Save Your Tears” in The weekend, who is the reigning Video of the Year Champion after winning in 2020 for “Blinding Lights”.

VMA winners are chosen by fans voting online across most categories, including top awards for Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Other professional categories in fields like directing, choreography and cinematography are decided by music insiders. Additionally, MTV announced that veteran rock stars Foo fighters will receive the Global Icon Award, an honorary award created at the MTV Europe Music Awards, but which is now presented for the first time at the VMAs.

Which of the following stars are you most excited to see on the VMA stage on September 12?

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