Doja Cat has been selected to host the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2021.
The Planet Her singer took to Instagram on Wednesday (August 25) to share the news. “I’m moderating the #VMAs 2021 this year. Wowowowowowow,” she titled the post. This is the first time Doja is holding an awards ceremony. She will not only act as the moderator of the evening, but also appear on stage. Doja has been nominated for five awards, including Video Of The Year, for her SZA-assisted single “Kiss Me More” and Artist Of The Year.
Justin Bieber leads this year’s nominees with seven nicks, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with six nicks. Houston Hottie’s collaboration with Cardi B, “WAP,” has been nominated for several of these awards, including Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Hip Hop Song. She is also nominated for Artist of the Year.
Several artists will take the stage at the VMAs, including Lil Nas X, Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Machine Gun Kelly, Foo Fighters, Shawn Mendes and Chloe Bailey, who made their solo debut with a performance of their first single, “Have Barmherzig.”
Last year the VMAs were mostly pre-banded and not held in front of a live audience. This year executives are working to make sure COVID guidelines are being followed and everyone is safe.
“MTV and the Barclays Center are working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices and create a groundbreaking spectacle that will bring music fans from around the world together with the health and safety of our artists, fans, staff and partners who continue to be the No. . 1 priority ”, the organizers said in a previous statement.
The VMAs will air live from the Barclays Center on September 12th at 8 p.m. ET / PT. Check out Doja’s post below.