Shawn Mendes, Doja Cat and Twenty One Pilots join 2021 MTV VMA lineup | Entertainment


Shawn Mendes, Doja Cat and Twenty One Pilots are set to perform at the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards.

“Summer of Love” frontman, “Kiss Me More” rapper and rock duo – including Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun – are among the latest group of artists confirmed to perform the legendary musical ceremony on September 12 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Also on the bill is Chlöe – who is best known as half of Chlöe x Halle – who is set to make her solo debut with the premiere of her new single, “Have Mercy”.

Olivia Rodrigo, Machine Gun Kelly, Lorde, Lil Nas X and Camila Cabello – whose latter is dating Shawn – have already been confirmed to step onto the VMA stage.

It was also revealed last week that the Foo Fighters will be the recipients of the Global Icon Award.

Dave Grohl and his colleagues are also up for Best Rock, Best Photography and Best Choreography for “Shame Shame” from their LP “Medicine At Midnight”.

And rock legends will also receive the prestigious honor for continuing to “influence, inspire and evolve” as a group.

The band ‘Everlong’ is also set to perform that evening.

Justin Bieber is the most nominated artist with nods in three of the top categories including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Pop.

Hitmaker “Yummy” stars in the music video for DJ Khaled and Drake’s track “Popstar” which is nominated for Video of the Year and Best Director, while his track “Peaches” – starring Daniel Caesar and Giveon – is in production. nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Pop and Best Editing.

Her final nomination comes in the Best Cinematography category, where ‘Holy’ – her track with Chance The Rapper – is nominated.

Megan Thee Stallion is next most nominated with six nods, many of which are from her and Cardi B’s hit song, “WAP,” which is shortlisted for Video of the Year, Song of the Year. the year, the best collaboration and the best hip-hop. .

The rapper is also nominated for Artist of the Year and will compete against herself in the Best Hip-Hop category, as she also received a nomination for her feature film on Lil Baby’s song “On Me”.

Several artists are tied for third place with five nominations, including Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Drake, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and K-Pop sensations BTS.

The “Butter” hitmakers get most of their chart-topping hit nominations, including Best Pop, Best K-Pop, Best Editing, and Best Choreography.

Their fifth nomination comes from the Song of the Year category, where ‘Dynamite’ was shortlisted.

The 2021 MTV VMAs will return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first time since 2013 and will air live on Sunday, September 12.


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