Who's Performing at the 2021 VMAs?

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards takes place on Sunday, September 12. The annual awards show features a star-studded lineup of nominees, performers as well as various celebrities presenting and attending the awards.

Among the multi-award nominees this year include Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Cardi B as well as the K-pop groups BTS and Blackpink. Several have been nominated across some major categories including Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.

When Do the VMAs Start?

The program airs live from 8 p.m. ET/PT on September 12 on the MTV channel. The show takes place at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Who's Hosting This Year's Event?

The 2021 VMAs will be hosted by Doja Cat, the American rapper and singer/songwriter who is also performing at the show.

Counting down the days 'til @DojaCat hosts the 2021 #VMAs...

While we wait, let's revisit all 21 of the questions I asked her earlier this year! 💫 pic.twitter.com/5BWl5KzXjW

— MTV (@MTV) September 5, 2021

Who's Performing at the 2021 VMAs?

Here are all the performers at this year's VMA's, listed in alphabetical order.

Camila Cabello

The Grammy Award-nominated artist, who stars in the new Cinderella film, will perform a live rendition of her recent single "Don't Go Yet."

Chlöe (from Chloe x Halle)

Chlöe Bailey from Chloe x Halle, the multi-Grammy-nominated R&B sister duo, will debut her single "Have Mercy" at the 2021 VMAs.

Doja Cat

The 2021 VMA host took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2020 VMAs. Nominated for five awards this year, she will perform again this year following her medley of "Say So" and "Like That" at the 2020 awards show.

Justin Bieber

The 14-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time Grammy winning artist has been nominated across several VMA categories including Artist of the Year, Best Pop and Song of the Summer.

Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello at 2019 VMAs.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello receiving the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration at the 2019 VMAs in Newark, New Jersey. Both artists will be performing at this years show. Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19/Getty Images for MTV

Kacey Musgraves

The six-time Grammy Award-winning country artist will make her MTV VMA debut at this year's show, with a world-premiere performance of her new track "Star-Crossed." Her upcoming album of the same name will be released on September 10.

Kim Petras

The German-born pop artist will perform her new single "Future Starts Now," at the VMAs, marking her VMA debut.

Lil Nas X

Nominated for several VMAs this year, including Video of the Year, Lil Nas X will grace the stage for the first time since his 2019 performance of "Panini."

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly will premiere a live performance of his new single "Papercuts" from his upcoming album Born With Horns.

Olivia Rodrigo

Rodrigo, who has been nominated for five VMAs, is expected to perform her hit track "Good 4 U" from her 2021 debut solo album Sour.

Polo G

The rapper, nominated for Best New Artist and Best Hip-Hop at this year's VMAs, will also perform a live rendition of his track "Rapstar."

Shawn Mendes

The multi-Grammy Award nominated artist's new single "Summer of Love," released in late August, is nominated for Song of the Summer at this year's VMAs. He is also nominated for Best Pop category for his track "Wonder."

Swedish House Mafia

The electronic music trio will perform a medley of the tracks "It Gets Better" and "Lifetime," the group's first new singles since 2013.

Twenty One Pilots

The Grammy Award-winning group is nominated in the Best Alternative category for their track "Shy Away."

The VMA throphy seen in 2018.
The VMA throphy known as the "Moon Person" seen during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards press junket in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

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