How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2023: Stream the VMAs Live Online as They Air on TV

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Honoring the best music videos of the year, the MTV Video Music Awards is shaping up to be one of the most exciting nights in television this fall.


Taylor Swift leads the nominations this year, with noms in eight different categories. SZA, Sam Smith, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo and Nicki Minaj all received multiple MTV VMA nominations. While many awards shows recruit critics to determine winners, MTV puts the power in the public’s hands to decide who is the best of the best for the year. Be sure to go vote for your favorite artist to get in on the action.

Find out who reigns supreme when the VMAs air on MTV on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET. If you don’t have MTV, you don’t have to miss out. You can watch the highly anticipated music awards show on Paramount+ at the exact same time it airs on MTV. That means you can get in on the action while it’s happening and not have to wait until the next day to learn about the big wins of the night.

ET, Showtime and Paramount+ are all subsidiaries of Paramount.


Tune in to Paramount+ on Tuesday, September 12 to see your favorite artists live. There will be performances, tributes and special honors in addition to handing out the coveted Moon Person.

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Watch on Paramount+

Last year, Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J emceed the VMAs and Nicki Minaj will be hosting this years. It’s also unclear how the ongoing writer’s strike will impact the awards show, though it’s possible they’ll go the unscripted route, similar to the 2023 Tony Awards.

When are the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards?

The MTV Video Music Awards are happening on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET in New Jersey’s Prudential Center.

Where can you stream the 2023 MTV VMAs?

MTV will air the VMAs on their network. Those who prefer streaming can watch the VMAs live with Paramount+.

Watch on Paramount+

Who is hosting the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards?

MTV has announced Nicki Minaj will host the VMAs for 2023.

Who is performing at the 2023 MTV VMAs?

MTV announced Demi Lovato, Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter, Diddy, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion, and More.

2023 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination List:

Here are the nominations for the top categories of MTV’s Video Music Awards…

VIDEO OF THE YEARDoja Cat – “Attention” – Kemosabe Records / RCA RecordsMiley Cyrus – “Flowers” – Columbia RecordsNicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” – Republic Records Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” – Geffen RecordsSam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” – Capitol RecordsSZA – “Kill Bill” – Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEARBeyonc? – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records Doja Cat – Kemosabe Records / RCA RecordsKAROL G – Interscope RecordsNicki Minaj – Republic RecordsShakira – Sony Music US LatinTaylor Swift – Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEARMiley Cyrus – “Flowers” – Columbia RecordsOlivia Rodrigo – “vampire” – Geffen RecordsRema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” – Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope RecordsSam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” – Capitol RecordsSteve Lacy – “Bad Habit” – L-M Records / RCA RecordsSZA – “Kill Bill” – Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records RecordsTaylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTISTGloRilla – CMG / Interscope RecordsIce Spice – 10K Projects / Capitol Records Kaliii – Atlantic RecordsPeso Pluma – Double P RecordsPinkPantheress – 300 EntertainmentRene? Rapp – Interscope Records

See the full list of MTV’s Video Music Awards nominations here.


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