MTV VMAs 2021: Everything to Know About the Performers, Nominees, Host and More

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By: US Magazine

When Does It Air?

The 2021 MTV VMAs air on MTV Sunday, September 12, at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also be simulcast on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and the CW.

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Who’s Hosting?

Doja Cat will pull double duty as a performer and host. “I’m hosting the 2021 #VMAs this year,” she tweeted in August. “Wowowowowowow 🤯.” The “Say So” singer is also nominated for five awards, including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.

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Who’s Nominated?

Justin Bieber earned the most nods in 2021 with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop and Best Cinematography. Megan Thee Stallion has six, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Other nominees include Cardi BAriana Grande, BTS, Billie EilishBad BunnyJ BalvinTaylor SwiftEd SheeranThe WeekndDJ KhaledDua LipaBruno Mars, Blackpink, Selena GomezH.E.R.John MayerMalumaDemi LovatoTravis Scott and Miley Cyrus.

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The New Moon Person

“Kehinde Wiley’s Moon Person sculpture represents inclusivity and diversity marked by the historical, environmental and [natural] relevance of the botanicals,” MTV told Rolling Stone in a statement about the special-edition statue. “The design features botanical vines seamlessly flowing up and around the figure’s legs, body and arms as a commentary on the ethnic histories that surround America. Each intertwined vine or leaf has a different historical relevance, such as the seeds from African slaves, that are woven into the American tapestry.”