Quantcast

OLIVIA, CAMILA, LIL NAS X, MORE SET FOR VMAS

MTV has announced the first slate of performers for the 2021 VMAs; scheduled to command the stage at Barclays Center on 9/12 are Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Machine Gun Kelly and Lorde.

Rodrigo's first VMA showing will be only her fourth televised performance ever, following her debut on Fallon and her appearances on SNL and at The BRITs.

Lil Nas X returns to the VMA stage for the first time since 2019, when he performed "Panini." Cabello is set to assay her salsa-inspired single "Don't Go Yet."

MGK will mark his first time on the main show, where he will deliver a live version of "papercuts"; last year he was part of the the pre-show, launching "my ex's best friend" to new heights. 

Also joining the MTV party: Lorde, whose album Solar Power is out Friday, 8/20.

More TBA. Rumors that ViacomCBS Prez Bruce Gillmer is playing the spoons on the pre-show could not be confirmed at press time. 

HITS LIST’S TOP GUNS
OF AUGUST
Who's flying high right now? Take a look. (8/9a)
NBA FREE AGENCY (UPDATE)
Lots of suitors for the stat monster (8/8a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/9a)
BUNNY, BUBBLES AND BOX OFFICE
Irresistible force now filling stadiums (8/8a)
MO OSTIN: THE 2017 INTERVIEW, PART ONE
Available online for the first time (8/3a)
RISE OF THE INDIES
How they're reshuffling the biz deck.
THE LATIN-MUSIC MARKETPLACE
Thoughts on a changing landscape.
KETCHUP
It's everywhere.
THE NEXT HUGE CATALOG STORY
Another stunning return.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)