As previously reported by The Root, the 2021 MTV VMAs will be hosted by Doja Cat, who also makes history as the first host to be a nominee. The show will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12 at 8pm ET/PT on MTV. Previously announced performers include Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots; Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI, Ozuna and Tainy have also recently been added to the lineup. The legendary Foo Fighters are set to receive the first-ever MTV “VMAs” Global Icon Award at this year’s show.


Current presenters include: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, AJ McLean, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, Conor McGregor, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Joe, Hailey Bieber, Halle Bailey, Ja Rule, Lance Bass, Megan Fox, Nick Lachey, Rita Ora, Simone Biles, and Travis Barker. The full nominee list is available on MTV’s site.