MTV today revealed the highly-anticipated nominations for the 2023 VMAs, celebrating artists whose cultural impact and work during the last 12 months have transformed the music industry and cultivated global conversations.
Taylor Swift (8) leads this year’s nominations, looking for a repeat “Video of the Year” victory after breaking records last year to become the only artist to win 3x in the highly covered category. She is closely 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).
2023 boasts a record number of first-ever VMAs nominees (35 total), with multiple nominations for first-timers Kim Petras (5), Metro Boomin and Rema (3 each), Ayra Starr, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Peso Pluma, Reneé Rapp and Yung Miami (2 each). Other artists receiving first-time nods include Aespa, boygenius, Burna Boy, Davido, Eslabon Armado, FLETCHER, FIFTY FIFTY, JVKE, Lauren Spencer Smith, Musa Keys, PinkPantheress, Saucy Santana, Stephen Sanchez and Toosii, among others.
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favourites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including the all-new “Best Afrobeats” category, plus the highly-coveted “Video of the Year,” and “Artist of the Year” categories, by visiting vote.mtv.com through Friday, September 1st; voting for “Best New Artist” will remain active into the show on Tuesday, September 12th. Nominations for social categories including “Group of the Year” and “Song of Summer” will be announced at a later date.
The 2023 VMAs will return to celebrate the biggest names in music on Tuesday, September 12 at New Jersey’s famed Prudential Center, with headline-generating surprises, one time only performances and a fan-filled audience. Fans in Southeast Asia can stay tuned and follow @MTVAsia on socials for more updates on the show.