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MTV VMAs: How to watch, what to expect

Nicki Minaj will host and perform at the MTV VMAs. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
1 of 5 | Nicki Minaj will host and perform at the MTV VMAs. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The 2023 MTV Music Video Awards will take place Tuesday in New Jersey.

This year's ceremony will be held at Prudential Center in Newark and air at 8 p.m. EDT on MTV.

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Nicki Minaj will host the event and give the world premiere performance of her song "Last Time I Saw You."

Other performers include Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and K-pop group Stray Kids.

Taylor Swift leads the nominees with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for "Anti-Hero."

How to watch

The MTV VMAs will air Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT on MTV, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1. The show will also be available to stream on Paramount+.

Participants

Nicki Minaj will host the VMAs and perform.

Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin, Doja Cat, Anitta, Lil Wayne, Kelsea Ballerini and K-pop groups Stray Kids and TXT will also take the stage.

Shakira will perform and receive the Video Vanguard Award, while Sean "Diddy" Combs will perform and be honored with the Global Icon Award.

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Nominations

Taylor Swift leads the nominees with eight nominations, followed by SZA with six nominations.

Minaj, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith have five nominations each.

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Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj won the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on August 28, 2022. That year, she hosted the show, alongside LL Cool J and Jack Harlow, and performed. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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