Doja Cat, whose “Say So” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Warm 100, is the fifth VMA host who had previously topped Billboard’s flagship chart, adhering to Bette Midler, who co-hosted the really initial VMAs in 1984, Sean “Diddy” Combs (2005), Cyrus (2015) and Perry (2017).
(Jamie Foxx, who hosted the 2001 show, would subsequently best the Hot 100 as a highlighted artist on Twista’s “Slow Jamz,” which also highlighted Kanye West, and West’s “Gold Digger.” Eddie Murphy, who hosted the 1985 demonstrate, just missed the top rated place on the Very hot 100 his recording of Rick James’ “Party All the Time” reached No. 2 in December 1985 — 3 months right after the VMA display he hosted.)
Doja Cat is the third female of shade to host or co-host the VMAs. “Downtown” Julie Brown, an early MTV DJ, co-hosted the exhibit in 1986-87. Singer/actress Keke Palmer hosted past calendar year.
This is the third 12 months in a row that the VMAs will have a host. Comic Sebastian Maniscalco hosted two a long time back and, as pointed out, Palmer hosted past yr. This marks the initially time the VMAs have been hosted 3 a long time working considering that 2008-10. Comic Russell Brand hosted the display in 2008-09. Comedian Chelsea Handler did the honors in 2010. The VMAs, like a lot of awards displays, has often gone hostless in the latest a long time. (The shift is typically offered as a way to preserve time, but generally just appears to be like the clearly show could not get a superior host.)
Doja Cat executed a mash-up of “Say So” and “Like That” on very last year’s VMAs and took household her to start with Moon Human being for Drive finest new artist.
She is nominated for five awards this yr: artist of the yr, video of the calendar year and greatest collaboration for “Kiss Me More” and best artwork way and ideal visible effects for “Best Buddy,” the Saweetie hit on which she is showcased.
The other performers on this year’s present include Shawn Mendes, Chlöe, Twenty A person Pilots, Kacey Musgraves, Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Nas X, Foo Fighters and Camila Cabello.