VMA’s 2023 will see the pair appear and perform live in New Jersey on September 12th. Both join a star-packed lineup for this year’s awards.
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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion will reunite for a debut performance of their just-released single “Bongos” during the 2023 “VMAs.” LIVE from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8 PM ET/PT. The 2023 “VMAs” will air on 13th September on MTV UK and Pluto TV. The pre-show starts at 9 pm. Followed by the main show at 10:30 pm and on Paramount+ on 19th September.
In 2021, the pair received a notable 5x “VMAs” nomination for their unforgettable hit single “WAP”. Including “Song of the Summer,” “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and “Best Hip Hop.” “WAP” made history as the first female rap collaboration to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Then spending four weeks at the top spot as well as being certified platinum 8x in the U.S.
CARDI B MEMORABLE VMA’S MOMENTS
Considered one of the most influential female rappers of all time (Forbes), the 29x “VMAs” nominee also competes this year with GloRilla for “Best Hip Hop,” the same category she last won in 2019. The same year she presented Missy Elliott with the prestigious Vanguard award.
A multi-year presenter, Cardi B garnered global headlines in 2018 with a hilarious stunt. Teasing fans with a first glimpse of her child Kulture. Only to reveal a Moon Person trophy hidden in a baby blanket
The 4x “VMAs” winner was first nominated in 2018 with an impressive 12 nods. And walked away a 3x winner for “Best New Artist,” “Best Collab (with J.Lo and DJ Khaled) and “Song of the Summer.”
ABOUT CARDI B
Cardi B is among the most significant musical artists of all time. Regardless of genre, gender, or generation- all accomplished in less than a decade. Her accolades include: 4x RIAA platinum-certified debut album, Invasion of Privacy, remains the most streamed album by a female rap artist to date
All 13 tracks on Invasion of Privacy are now certified at least Platinum including the history-making Diamond-certified “Bodak Yellow”
She stands as the highest-certified female rapper of all time on the RIAA’s “Top Artists (Digital Singles)”
She is the female rap artist with the most RIAA diamond certifications. And the only female rapper with multiple billion streamers on Spotify
BILLBOARD TOP 100
RIAA 2x platinum-certified “Up,” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100”. Her fifth chart-topping solo single, extending her Guinness World Record as the female rapper with the most #1 songs in “Hot 100” history. And making history as the first female rap artist to earn two #1 singles unaccompanied by any other artist
“WAP (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)” affirmed Cardi B as one of Apple Music’s most popular artists of all time. Earning the platform’s highest-ever debut by a female artist. It is the fastest song in Apple Music history by a female artist to peak at #1
“WAP” went on to go #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. And it peaked at #1 on rhythmic radio and at #2 on urban radio
Highly awarded superstar with – a GRAMMY® Award for Best Rap Album. Nine total GRAMMY® Award nominations, and eight Billboard Music Awards. Six Guinness World Records, five Spotify One Billion Streams Awards. Two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards, and eight ASCAP Pop Music Awards. 23 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, six American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, three iHeartRadio Titanium Awards, six BET Awards, and 14 BET Hip Hop Awards.
MEGAN THEE STALLION MEMORABLE VMA’S MOMENTS
The award-winning icon had a massive year at “VMAs” in 2019 with a first-time nomination and wowing fans on the pre-show stage with a performance of “Hot Girl Summer,” which also claimed her the coveted Moon Person for “Best Power Anthem” before the night ended.
With 19 total “VMAs” nominations and 2 wins to date, the “Her” singer boasts 3 nods this year, including “Best Choreography” and “Best Art Direction.”
ABOUT MEGAN THEE STALLION
Hailing from Houston, Megan Thee Stallion is a three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur. From earning two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits with the “Savage (Remix)” featuring Beyoncé, and “WAP” with Cardi B to releasing her dynamic album “Traumazine,” Megan has proven unstoppable.
Megan has been recognized for her musical achievements, including three GRAMMY wins, nine BET Awards and back-to-back Billboard Music Awards for “Top Rap Female Artist.” Additionally, she has been honoured for her advocacy efforts, having received the 2022 Special Achievement Award at The Webby Awards and the Trailblazer Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Megan also made history in Nov. 2022, becoming the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Forbes’ prestigious Under 30 issue. She was previously recognized as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 after publishing her monumental “Why I Speak Up For Black Women” op-ed for The New York Times.
The multihyphenate has also dazzled in select acting roles, making guest appearances on STARZ’s hit show “P-Valley” as well as “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.” She also expanded her skillset in 2022 by both hosting and serving as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live along with co-hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She also spearheads the Pete and Thomas Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on uplifting and assisting women, children, senior citizens and underserved communities in Houston, Texas and across the world. The organization focuses on three core pillars that include – education, housing, and health + wellness.
Megan’s philanthropic work was heralded by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who presented her with the key to the city of Houston and a proclamation that officially designated May 2, 2022 as Megan Thee Stallion Day in her hometown. In 2021, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee awarded Megan the 18th Congressional District Hero Award in Houston for her humanitarian initiatives.
The 2023 “VMAs” will be live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8 PM ET/PT. The 2023 VMA’s will air on 13th September on MTV UK and Pluto TV with the pre-show at 9 pm. Followed by the main show at 10:30 pm. And on Paramount+ on 19th September.
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