Entertainment 2021 MTV VMAs: All the Performers at This Year's Awards Show
Olivia Rodrigo, Machine Gun Kelly and More to Perform at 2021 MTV VMAs
Check out a preliminary list of performers for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as more details about the nominees.The "drivers license" singer will make her debut at the annual award show next month with her performance, MTV announced on Wednesday, Aug. 18. At the 2021 ceremony, she is also nominated for her first VMA honors, five in total, including Artist of the Year, Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
Theis full of star-studded performances!
On Sunday, Normani will be hitting the stage and treating fans to the TV debut performance of her song "Wild Side." Normani last performed at the VMAs in 2019, with a show-stopping rendition of "Motivation." She also took home her first Moonperson that year, for Best R&B for "Waves" featuring 6lack.
Additionally, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker will perform their new single, “papercuts," while Ed Sheeran is confirmed to sing "Bad Habits" from the Toyota Stage on the big day.
Barker will also be presenting at this year's ceremony, along with AJ McLean, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, Conor McGregor, 50 Cent, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Joe, Hailey Bieber, Halle Bailey, Ja Rule, Lance Bass, Megan Fox, Nick Lachey, Rita Ora and Simone Biles.
Doja Cat on How Hosting 2021 MTV VMAs Allows Her to Embrace Her Creativity (Exclusive)
ET spoke with the singer ahead of her hosting and performing duties at the VMAs, taking place Sept. 12.The "Say So" singer is going to summon the "innermost energies" of her being to put on the best show for viewers. As she told ET's Lauren Zima, hosting the VMAs has allowed her to embrace her creativity.
But that's not all! Justin Bieber is set to make his epic return to the VMAs for the first time in six years. The pop star leads this year's nominations with seven nods, including two of the night’s biggest awards, Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. Bieber has not graced the VMAs stage since 2015 when he performed his hit song, "What Do You Mean?"
In addition, Kacey Musgraves will make her VMAs debut at this year's ceremony. The six-time GRAMMY winner is sure to wow the crowd with a world premiere performance of her new title track, "Star-Crossed."
MTV also announced that it, along with CMT, will exclusively air the premiere of the singer's music video for "Justified," the second song off of her highly anticipated fourth studio album, which is due out Sept. 10.
Billie Eilish, Megan Fox, Travis Barker, Simone Biles and More to Present Awards at 2021 MTV VMAs
Barker will also be joining Machine Gun Kelly for his performance of "papercuts"Expect to see some of your favorite stars walking the red carpet and presenting awards to the night's biggest winners. PEOPLE can exclusively announce that Billie Eilish, Megan Fox, Travis Barker, Simone Biles and Avril Lavigne are among the presenters for this year's awards show.
"Kacey Musgraves is an unstoppable entertainer and we are thrilled to have her partner with MTV Entertainment Group!" said Bruce Gillmer, Chief Content Officer of Music for Paramount+ and President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events for ViacomCBS. "From what will be an unforgettable first-time VMAs' performance to orchestrating a cross-brand premiere of her new single tied to her highly-anticipated star-crossed album and film, streaming exclusively on Paramount+ this September, we’re excited to be part of her next chapter as both an artist and creative."
MTV previously announced that Shawn Mendes will debut an all-new performance of his latest hit single, "Summer of Love" at this year's show.
Additionally, Doja Cat, who is, is taking the stage. All eyes will be on her as she competes for the night's highest honors -- "Video of the Year" and "Artist of the Year."
That PDA! Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Kiss on VMAs Red Carpet
That PDA! Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Kiss on VMAs Red Carpet They just can’t get enough. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attended the 2021 MTV VMAs together on Sunday, September 12, and and looked more in love than ever. VMAs 2021 Red Carpet Fashion: See the Stars’ Style Read article The reality star, 42, walked the red carpet in a leather off-the-shoulder minidress with lace-up detailing. The musician, 45, chose a suit with spikes on the shoulders — and no shirt underneath. The duo shared a few kisses and held hands while posing for the cameras.
More must-see performances include Chlöe (of Chloe x Halle fame) making her highly anticipated solo debut on the VMAs stage with the TV performance premiere of her first single, "Have Mercy," and Twenty One Pilots performing their hit single, "Saturday."
Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, and Olivia Rodrigo will also be taking the stage for a sure-to-be unforgettable night.
Cabello is set to deliver a must-see performance of "Don’t Go Yet," following her steamy duet of "Senorita" with Mendes in 2019.
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X will "bring yet another genre-defying hit to the VMAs stage," while Rodrigo is set to make her debut. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
Additional performers include Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI, Ozuna and Tainy.
The 2021 VMAs will air live from the Barclays Center in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In the meantime, hear highlights from last year's ceremony in the video below.
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Conor McGregor, Machine Gun Kelly part of odd fight at VMAs .
Conor McGregor's fighting career may be in jeopardy, but that apparently isn't stopping him from getting into a scrap or two outside of the octagon. © Anthony Behar It is still unclear what happen on the red carpet at this year's MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, as the Irish MMA fighter got into what looked like a physical altercation with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Conor McGregor threw a drink at Machine Gun Kelly at the VMA's (via laurademytrk/IG) pic.twitter.