MTV VMAs 2023: Taylor Swift leads nominations, aims to rewrite VMA history

Here’s how to watch the star-studded award show, date, time, streaming details, and more


As the highly anticipated 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) draw near, music enthusiasts and fans are gearing up for a night filled with outstanding performances, dazzling entertainment, and the prospect of witnessing Taylor Swift make history with an astonishing eight nominations.

Taylor Swift: Aiming for VMA glory

At the heart of this year’s excitement is Taylor Swift, poised to etch her name in the annals of VMA history. With an impressive eight nominations to her credit, the acclaimed artist has the opportunity to become the most-awarded artist in the illustrious history of the VMAs. Currently holding 14 VMAs, Taylor Swift would surpass Madonna’s record of 20 awards and Beyoncé’s 16 if she clinches at least six of her eight nominated categories.


Date and Time

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards are set to captivate viewers on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The celebration of excellence in the music video medium commences with a 90-minute pre-show, hosted by rapper Saweetie, kicking off at 2:30 pm PST / 6:30 pm EST. The main event, the official ceremony, will unfold at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, commencing at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST.

How to tune in

For fans eager to catch all the action, tuning in is a breeze. The VMAs will be broadcast live on the MTV channel. Furthermore, the event will be simulcast on a range of channels, including CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, BET, BET Her, MTV2, VH1, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Network. For those without cable television, fret not; the entire show will be available for streaming on the MTV website. US-based viewers can also stream the ceremony live on Paramount+. International fans can access the live stream via VPN.

Star-studded performances and host

The VMAs are known for their star-studded lineups, and this year is no exception. Nicki Minaj returns as the VMA host for the second consecutive year and will take the stage for a performance as well. The event promises electrifying performances from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who will deliver their new single, “DBongos.” Joining this exciting lineup are artists like Demi Lovato, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, and more. In honor of the 50th anniversary of hip hop, hip hop legends DMC, Doug E Fresh, Grandmaster Flash, and LL Cool J will also perform.

Nominees galore

Apart from Taylor Swift’s historic opportunity, the VMAs boast a rich array of nominees. SZA follows closely with six nominations, while artists like Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Smith have received five nominations each. BLACKPINK, Diddy, and Shakira also garnered four nominations apiece.

As the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards approach, all eyes are on Taylor Swift’s potential record-breaking feat, the star-studded performances, and the unforgettable moments that this prestigious event promises to deliver.