MTV VMAs Announce 2021 Performers, and They Include Chloe Bailey, Normani, and More
The MTV VMAs are sure to be a showstopping event, especially if the performers list is any indication. Over the past few weeks, MTV has been slowly rolling out the official list of artists who will be taking the stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sept. 12. In addition to VMA nominees like Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo, the performers list also includes Chloe Bailey, who will be making her solo debut on the show following the release of her single "Have Mercy." Justin Bieber, who is the most nominated artist this year with seven nods, will also be returning to the VMAs stage for the first time in six years. Although Lorde was initially included on the performers list, MTV recently announced that she'll no longer be making an appearance "due to a change in production elements." Even in Lorde's absence, the VMAs are sure to be a huge hit. Ahead, see all the performers who have been announced so far.
After dropping the music video for "Shivers" on Thursday night, the singer is set to perform the track at the VMAs.
The singer is set to perform "Lala" on the show. It will mark her first VMAs performance since 2012.
The rapper will join Alicia Keys for the VMAs performance.
The singer will give the TV debut performance of her hit single "Wild Side" during the show.
Machine Gun Kelly
The rapper will make his debut on the VMAs stage as he performs his latest single, "Papercuts."
The drummer will share the stage with Machine Gun Kelly for his performance.
The singer is set to perform "La Funka" during the show.
The singer will return to the VMAs stage to perform his latest single, "Summer of Love."
Tainy will be joining Shawn Mendes for a performance of "Summer of Love."
Lil Nas X
The rapper, who is up for video of the year, will perform on the show.
The rapper is set to join Lil Nas X on stage for the first live performance of "INDUSTRY BABY."
The singer will be returning to the VMAs stage for the first time in six years.
The Kid LAROI
The rapper will share the stage with Justin Bieber as they perform "Stay."
The first-time VMA nominee is set to perform her hit single "Good 4 U."
The VMAs promises Doja Cat is "set to raise the bar even higher with another eye-capturing performance" at the ceremony.
After rising to fame as one half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle, Chloe Bailey is set to make her solo debut at the VMAs as she performs her first single, "Have Mercy," from her upcoming album.
Following her performance of "Señorita" with Shawn Mendes in 2019, the singer is set to perform "Don't Go Yet."
The country singer will make her debut on the VMAs stage as she performs her new single "Star-Crossed" for the first time.
Tune in to the VMAs pre-show to see the 22-year-old rapper perform.
The German singer is also set to perform at the VMAs pre-show.
Twenty One Pilots
The group is set to perform their single "Saturday" on the VMAs stage.
Swedish House Mafia
The house music supergroup rounds off the list of pre-show performers.