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Justin Bieber to Perform at 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber

The "Peaches" singer will be performing at the VMAs for the first time since 2015.

Justin Bieber is set to take the stage for a performance at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards airing live on Sunday, Sept. 12, the network announced Wednesday (Sept. 1).  

The “Peaches” singer is the newest addition to a growing lineup of big acts, which includes Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Machine Gun Kelly, Chlöe, Twenty One Pilots, Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Foo Fighters, and Doja Cat, who is also doubling as host for the awards show. 

Bieber’s last performance at the VMAs was six years ago, when he sang a rendition of his 2015 hit “What Do You Mean?” This year, the pop star is anticipating a big comeback on stage while also leading the way with seven nominations, including the artist of the year; best pop; collaboration of the year for “Peaches” featuring Giveon and Daniel Caesar; and video of the year for his collab with DJ Khaled and Drake on “Popstar.” 

While Bieber released his sixth studio album Justice in March with lead single “Peaches” debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, he currently is enjoying his fourth week at the top spot on the chart thanks to his track “Stay” with rising star The Kid LAROI.  

The awards show will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Sept. 12, from The Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event will be executive produced by Bruce Gilmer and Jesse Ignjatovic, co-founder of Den of Thieves. 

Fans can still vote for their favorite acts on mtv.com/vma until this Friday, Sept. 3.