• MTV VMA announced its first round of performers
  • Lorde is all set to break her four-year-hiatus with “Solar Power”
  • Machine Gun Kelly and Olivia Rodrigo are set to make their VMA debut

The MTV Video Music Awards 2021 has announced its first line-up of artists, who are all set to perform at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sept.12. The list includes Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Lorde, Machine Gun Kelly, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Cabello is all set to send hearts racing with a hot performance of her song “Don’t Go yet.” This will be Cabello’s first performance since the 2019 VMAs, where she enchanted the audience with her performance of "Senorita" with her boyfriend Shawn Mendes.

Lorde will be breaking her four-year hiatus, as she will be marking her return to the VMAs this year with her critically-acclaimed new record “Solar Power.”

Machine Gun Kelly is all set to make his VMAs debut with his new single “Papercuts” from his upcoming album “Born With Horns.” Kelly won his first VMA last year for the best alternative and has been nominated for the same category this year too.

Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo have both received five VMA nominations each this year, though they aren’t competing in any particular category. Among the five nominations, Lil Nas X has been nominated for the Video Of The Year Award for “Montero” and Rodrigo has been nominated for the Artist Of The Year award for “Montero.”

This will also be Nas X’s first performance since his 2019 performance on “Panini.” Meanwhile, like Machine Gun Kelly, this will be Rodrigo’s first time performing at the VMAs.

Preceding Nas X and Rodrigo, Justin Bieber has earned seven nods and Megan Thee Stallion has earned six nods this year. Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, and Giveon are going neck-to-neck with Nas X & Rodrigo with five nominations each.

Following closely are Dua Lipa, 24K Golden, and Taylor Swift with four nominations each, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, SZA with three nominations, and Lady Gaga stands with two nominations, among other notable names.

Last year’s MTV VMAs was one of the first major awards presentations to air with a virtual audience attending for performances by Miley Cyrus, BTS, Maluma and more due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s VMAs will honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on its 20th anniversary, by working with the non-profit 9/11 Day on a series of events to promote awareness. Besides this tribute, the VMAs will also feature an out-of-this-world redesigned Moonperson statue.

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The new model trophy employed for the MTV 2015 VMAs presentation was designed by Jeremy Scott. Find out here what else you can expect at the show Aug. 30. MTV