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The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) is easily the most entertaining music event of the year. The show is chock-full of killer performances, big announcements, scandalous (scripted) moments, and well-deserved recognition for the biggest artists in every music category. The good news is that music fans don’t need to have a cable subscription to watch and listen to all the fun. There are plenty of options for cord-cutters to watch the VMAs. Read on to find out all the ways you can watch the VMAs without cable.

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What Channel Is the 2023 MTV VMAs on? What Time Does It Start?

The MTV VMAs is hosted by MTV network. It was originally conceived by MTV as an alternative to the Grammy Awards that would focus on music videos and attract a younger audience. This year will be its 40th anniversary; it will air live on MTV and simultaneously on Paramount, and will also be available on other major streaming services.

Expect to see performances from artists including Shakira and Diddy, and many others. A new award category is featured this year: “Show of the Summer.” There’s also impressive representation from international artists, with nominees from Asia, Africa, and Latin America featured not only in genre categories, but also in major categories. Familiar faces like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj are nominated in multiple categories, but there are also plenty of fresh new artists among the nominees. The VMAs are selected by the audience, so make sure to vote for your favorite artists before the event.

Here are all the confirmed details about the 2023 MTV VMAs:

  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Who is hosting: Nicki Minaj
  • Where: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
  • What channel: MTV

How to Watch the 2023 MTV VMAs Online Without Cable

The MTV VMAs airs on MTV, which doesn’t have its own dedicated streaming service. However, the event will also be streaming live on Paramount+. If you have a Paramount+ subscription, you already have everything you need to tune in to the MTV VMAs live. Skinny bundles are also a great way to watch the event.

Here are all the ways you can watch:

2023 MTV VMAs Nominations

Taylor Swift received 11 nominations, the most out of any artist. SZA is the next most nominated with six nominations, and Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Smith each have five nominations. Shakira will receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her lifetime achievement, while Diddy will receive the Global Icon Award, which celebrates his global success. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Video of the Year

Song Artist
“Attention” Doja Cat
“Flowers” Miley Cyrus
“Super Freaky Girl” Nicki Minaj
“Vampire” Olivia Rodrigo
“Unholy” Sam Smith and Kim Petras
“Kill Bill” SZA
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift


Song of the Year

Song Artist
“Flowers” Miley Cyrus
“Vampire” Olivia Rodrigo
“Calm Down” Rema and Selena Gomez
“Unholy” Sam Smith and Kim Petras
“Bad Habit” Steve Lacy
“Kill Bill” SZA
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift



Artist of the Year

Doja Cat
Karol G
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift


Best New Artist

Ice Spice
Peso Pluma
Reneé Rapp


Push Performance of the Year

Song Artist
“Booty” Saucy Santana
“Until I Found You” Stephen Sanchez
“Golden Hour” Jvke
“Conceited” Flo Milli
“Colorado” Reneé Rapp
“All the Way Over” Sam Ryder
“Goated” Armani White
“Becky's So Hot” Fletcher
“Sugar Rush Ride” Tomorrow X Together
“Princess Diana” Ice Spice
“Losing You” Flo
“That Part” Lauren Spencer-Smith


Best Collaboration

Song Artist
“I'm Good (Blue)” David Guetta and Bebe Rexha
“I Like You (A Happier Song)” Post Malone and Doja Cat
“Gotta Move On” Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, and Yung Miami
“TQG” Karol G and Shakira
“Creepin'” Metro Boomin ft. the Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy
“Calm Down” Rema and Selena Gomez


Best Pop

Song Artist
“Swine” Demi Lovato
“Dance the Night” Dua Lipa
“Eyes Closed” Ed Sheeran
“Flowers” Miley Cyrus
“Vampire” Olivia Rodrigo
“Trustfall” Pink
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift


Best Hip-Hop

Song Artist
“Gotta Move On” Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, and Yung Miami
“Staying Alive” DJ Khaled ft. Drake and Lil Baby
“Tomorrow 2” GloRilla and Cardi B
“Just Wanna Rock” Lil Uzi Vert
“Kant Nobody” Lil Wayne ft. Swizz Beatz and DMX
“Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” Metro Boomin ft. Future
“Super Freaky Girl” Nicki Minaj


Best R&B

Song Artist
“Stay” Alicia Keys ft. Lucky Daye
“How Does It Feel” Chlöe ft. Chris Brown
“Creepin'” (remix) Metro Boomin ft. the Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy
“Shirt” SZA
“Favorite Song” Toosii
“Love in the Way” Yung Bleu and Nicki Minaj


Best K-Pop

Song Artist
“Girls” Aespa
“Pink Venom” BLACKPINK
“Cupid” Fifty Fifty
“Super” Seventeen
“S-Class” Stray Kids
“Sugar Rush Ride” Tomorrow X Together


Best Latin

Song Artist
“Funk Rave” Anitta
“Where She Goes” Bad Bunny
“Ella Baila Sola” Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma
“Un x100to” Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny
“TQG” Karol G and Shakira
“Despechá” Rosalía
“Acróstico” Shakira


Best Rock

Song Artist
“The Teacher” Foo Fighters
“Lost” Linkin Park
“Tippa My Tongue” Red Hot Chili Peppers
“The Loneliest” Måneskin
“Lux Æterna” Metallica
“You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween” Muse


Best Alternative

Song Artist
“Edging” Blink-182
“The Film” Boygenius
“Hold Me Like a Grudge” Fall Out Boy
“Candy Necklace” Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste
“This Is Why” Paramore
“Stuck” Thirty Seconds to Mars


Best Afrobeats

Song Artist
“Rush” Ayra Starr
“It's Plenty” Burna Boy
“Unavailable” Davido ft. Musa Keys
“Bandana” Fireboy DML and Asake
“People” Libianca
“Calm Down” Rema and Selena Gomez
“2 Sugar” Wizkid ft. Ayra Starr


Video for Good

Nominees Artist
“If I Ain't Got You” (orchestral) Alicia Keys
“El Apagón – Aquí Vive Gente” Bad Bunny
“Swine” Demi Lovato
“Breakfast” Dove Cameron
“Crushed” Imagine Dragons
“La Reina” Maluma


Show of the Summer

Ed Sheeran
Karol G
Taylor Swift


Group of the Year

Fifty Fifty
Jonas Brothers
Tomorrow X Together


Song of Summer

Song Artist
“Cuff It” Beyoncé
“What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish
“Paint the Town Red” Doja Cat
“What It Is (Block Boy)” Doechii ft. Kodak Black
“Dance the Night” Dua Lipa
“Cupid” Fifty Fifty
“Fukumean” Gunna
“Seven” Jungkook ft. Latto
“Barbie World” Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice with Aqua
“Vampire” Olivia Rodrigo
“Kill Bill” SZA
“Karma” Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice
“Do It Like That” Tomorrow X Together and Jonas Brothers
“Fast Car” Luke Combs
“Rush” Troye Sivan
“La Bebe” (remix) Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma


Album of the Year

Album Artist
Renaissance Beyoncé
Her Loss Drake and 21 Savage
Heroes & Villains Metro Boomin
Endless Summer Vacation Miley Cyrus
Midnights Taylor Swift

Professional Categories

Best Visual Effects

Song Artist Nominee
“Love from the Other Side” Fall Out Boy Thomas Bailey and Josh Shaffner
“Music for a Sushi Restaurant” Harry Styles Chelsea Delfino and Black Kite Studios
“Void” Melanie Martinez Carbon
“Super Freaky Girl” Nicki Minaj CameoFX
“Unholy” Sam Smith and Kim Petras Max Colt and FRENDER
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift Parliament


Best Editing

Song Artist Nominee
“Pink Venom” BLACKPINK Seo Hyun Seung
“Rich Spirit” Kendrick Lamar Grason Caldwell
“River” Miley Cyrus Brandan Walter
“Vampire” Olivia Rodrigo Sofia Kerpan and David Checel
“Kill Bill” SZA Luis Caraza Peimbert
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift Chancler Haynes


Best Direction

Song Artist Nominee
“Attention” Doja Cat Tanu Muiño
“Falling Back” Drake Julien Christian Lutz
“Count Me Out” Kendrick Lamar Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar
“Her” Megan Thee Stallion Colin Tilley
“Unholy” Sam Smith and Kim Petras Floria Sigismondi
“Kill Bill” SZA Christian Breslauer
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift Taylor Swift


Best Art Direction

Song Artist Nominee
“The Film” Boygenius Jen Dunlap
“Pink Venom” BLACKPINK Seo Hyun Seung
“Attention” Doja Cat Spencer Graves
“Candy Necklace” Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste Brandon Mendez
“Her” Megan Thee Stallion Niko Philipides
“Shirt” SZA Kate Bunch


Best Choreography

Song Artist Nominee
“Pink Venom” BLACKPINK Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung, and Taryn Cheng
“Dance the Night” Dua Lipa Charm LaDonna
“Waffle House” Jonas Brothers Jerry Reece
“Her” Megan Thee Stallion Sean Bankhead
“Middle of a Breakup” Panic! at the Disco Monika Felice Smith
“Unholy” Sam Smith and Kim Petras Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, and Arthur Harel


Best Cinematography

Song Artist Nominee
“I Drink Wine” Adele Adam Newport-Berra
“Eyes Closed” Ed Sheeran Natasha Baier
“Lipstick Lover” Janelle Monáe Allison Anderson
“Count Me Out” Kendrick Lamar Adam Newport-Berra
“Flowers” Miley Cyrus Marcell Rev
“Vampire” Olivia Rodrigo Russ Fraser
“Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift Rina Yang

Can I Watch the Oscars on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Streaming devices allow you to take your favorite streaming services with you anywhere. You can watch on a number of different devices, including TVs, computers, and mobile devices. If you have Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS or Android, or your web browser, you can watch the MTV VMAs.

More to Watch for MTV Fans

If you can’t get enough of the MTV VMAs, then you’ll want to gear up for other music award ceremonies (if they don’t get postponed due to the ongoing strikes). Although the BET Awards already happened this year, it’s another music award show that you can’t miss out on whenever it comes around, especially if you love and support Black talent in various entertainment industries like music, film, sports, and philanthropy.

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be on your radar, as it celebrates music that you hear on the iHeartMedia radio stations. It recognizes popular artists and their songs in the past year. Another ceremony is the Billboard Music Awards, which is set for Nov. 19. It honors artists who’ve climbed up and consistently ranked on the Billboard charts, showcasing their success.

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