Show airs September 12th from the Barclays Center
Doja Cat has been named host of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2021. The singer will also appear on the annual show and could take home up to five Moon Men after scooping nominations for Video and Artist of the Year, among other things. The show will air live on cable from the Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12th at 8 p.m. ET / PT.
After a long and eventful history with MTV, Foo Fighters will receive the first MTV VMAs Global Icon Award. The highly prestigious Global Icon Award, stemming from MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMAs), honors an artist / band whose unparalleled career and continued influence and influence have maintained a unique global success in music and beyond. The VMAs will honor the global icon who indelibly shaped and continued to influence, inspire and evolve the musical landscape. Previous winners include Queen, Eminem and Whitney Houston.
Foo Fighters will also perform at this year’s show, making it back on the iconic stage for the first time since 2007. This year the rockers have been nominated for three prizes for “Shame Shame” in the categories Best Rock, Choreography and Cinematography.
Fans can vote for their favorites in 14 gender-neutral categories including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, and more by visiting vma.mtv.com through Friday, September 3, thanks to Burger King , the moderator of this year’s award voting. The voting for “Best New Artist”, presented by Facebook, will remain active until Sunday, September 12th. Nominations for social categories such as “Best Group” and “Song of Summer” will be announced at a later date.
The VMAs will be one of the first fan-filled awards shows in NYC since the city reopened. The health and safety of artists, fans, staff and partners remains a top priority, and MTV and the Barclays Center are working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices to bring music fans from around the world together safely. The Barclays Center’s current health and safety protocols can be found here. Any additional protocols will be announced shortly before the event.
MTV also works with 9/11 Day, the nonprofit that promotes the nationally recognized National Service and Remembrance Day on the 11th to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Further details will be announced.