Peso Pluma, Fall Out Boy, and Metro Boomin Added to 2023 MTV VMA Performers

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Y’all wanted more performers? The VMAs are delivering. On Friday, just days before the 2023 Video Music Awards, MTV announced a new round of performers for the show: Peso Pluma, Fall Out Boy, and Metro Boomin with a few friends.

The announcement comes days after the show revealed that Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Anitta, Kelsea Ballerini, and Tomorrow x Together would be performing at the awards show as well.

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Fall Out Boy is taking a detour from their current world tour, and will perform at the awards show for the first time since 2007. Peso Pluma will make history at the awards show as the first Música Mexicana act to perform at the show. Meanwhile, Metro Boomin will perform and be joined by Future, A Boogie, Swae Lee and Nav.

He’ll do the broadcast debut of his song “Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” with Future, and be joined by his trio of collaborators for a performance of “Calling.”

The star-studded lineup of performers includes the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Shakira, Stray Kids, and more.

Lovato will deliver her first VMAs performance in six years, hitting the stage as she gears up for the release of her new album, Revamped, which finds her reimagining her old pop hits as rock songs. Lovato is also nominated for a pair of Moonmen this year, Best Pop and Video for Good for her reproductive rights anthem, “Swine.”

As for Karol G, she’ll be making her VMA performance debut. The Colombian singer, and recent Rolling Stone cover star, has been enjoying a massive year on the strength of her album Mañana Será Bonito, and she’s up for three VMAs as well, Artist of the Year, Best Latin, and Best Collaboration (the latter two are both for “TQG” with Shakira).

Other initial performers for the 2023 VMAs include Italian glam rockers Måneskin, and the K-pop outfit Stray Kids. Måneskin will perform their upcoming single, “Honey (Are You Coming),” live for the first time; and Stray Kids will mark their VMAs debut with the U.S. broadcast premiere of their song “S-Class.”

The 2023 VMAs are scheduled to take place on Sept. 12, airing live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Taylor Swift leads all nominees this year with eight and has the chance to become one of the most-awarded artists in VMA history (she currently has 14 VMAs, just behind Beyoncé with 16 and Madonna with 20). Other top nominees include SZA, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Nicki Minaj, and Sam Smith.

As for the pre-show, NLE Choppa and Sabrina Carpenter will perform, while Saweetie, Nessa, Dometi, and Kevan Kenney will host the pre-show.

This story was updated on Sept. 8 at 2:15 p.m. ET to include the new set of performers: Peso Pluma, Metro Boomin, and Fall Out Boy.

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