South Korean boy band Stray Kids and Colombian superstar Karol G will perform for the first time at the MTV Awards.
In addition, Eurovision-winning Italian rock band Måneskin will be featured on the show for the second consecutive year. Demi Lovato has also been confirmed, who will return to the MTV stage for the first time in six years.
The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12.
The fact that three of the first four artists announced for this year’s show are from abroad is an indication of how the music scene has become more global in recent years.
This is a much more international cast than the first MTV shows of 1984, when there were five American artists (Madonna, Huey Lewis & the News, Tina Turner, ZZ Top and Ray Parker Jr.) and two British (Rod Stewart and David Bowie, this last in a pre-recorded performance in London).
Taylor Swift leads this year’s nominations with eight mentions, followed by SZA (six), Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo and Sam Smith (five each), and BLACKPINK, Diddy and Shakira (with four)