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Nicki Minaj Set to Steal the Show: Returning as Emcee and Performer at the 2023 MTV VMA's

Nicki Minaj
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It was recently announced that Nicki Minaj is set to rock the stage and host the ceremony. The 40-year-old rapper was last year’s winner of the highly sought-after Video Vanguard Award. She will be performing her newest single “Last Time I Saw You.”

Minaj is on a roll! She's back for a second year in a row, hosting and performing at the 2023 show. And her track record is nothing short of monumental. She's received a whopping 25 VMA nominations, with 6 of those nominations just for this year's show. And she's already got 6 wins under her belt. But wait, there's more! This year's ceremony is going to be absolutely epic. We're talking performances from the likes of Lil Wayne, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Kat, TOMORROW X, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, and many more. This is going to be one for the books.

Taylor Swift maintains the record for “most wins ever” with three for Bad Blood (2015), You Need To Calm Down (2019), and All Too Well: The Short Film (2022).

Video Music Awards 2023-Nominees

Video of the Year

  • Miley Cyrus-’Flowers’

  • Nicki Minaj-’Super Freaky Girl’

  • Doja Cat-’Attention’

  • Taylor Swift-’Anti-Hero’

  • Olivia Rodrigo-’Vampire’

  • SZA-’Kill Bill’

  • Kim Petra, Sam Smith-’Unholy’

Artist of the Year

  • Doja Cat

  • Beyonce

  • Nicki Minaj


  • Taylor Swift

  • Shakira

Song of the Year

  • Olivia Rodrigo-’Vampire’

  • Selena Gomez and Rema-’Calm Down’

  • SZA-’Kill Bill’

  • Taylor Swift-’Anti-Hero’

  • Steve Lacy-’Bad Habit’

  • Miley Cyrus-’Flowers’

  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras-’Unholy’

Click here for the full list of MTV Video Music Award nominations.

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on September 12, 2023 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.


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