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Here Are All the Performers & Presenters for the 2021 MTV VMAs

Billie Eilish
Kelia Anne MacCluskey*

Billie Eilish

Travis Barker is scheduled to join Machine Gun Kelly for a debut performance of their new single “papercuts.”

Billie Eilish, Travis Barker, 50 Cent and more are set to appear at the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards, which air live on Sept. 12 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Barker is scheduled to join Machine Gun Kelly for a debut performance of their new single “papercuts,” MTV announced on Wednesday (Sept. 8).  

Hosted by “Kiss Me More” star Doja Cat, this year’s VMAs promises to be a star-studded lineup of both performers and presenters with headlining acts, such as Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Bieber, taking the stage. While it was initially announced that Lorde would perform at the awards, the New Zealand-born singer dropped out of the show on Sept. 3 “due to a change in production elements,” according to MTV’s official Twitter account 

Produced by Bruce Gilmer and Jesse Ignjatovic, co-founder of Den of Thieves, the VMAs will broadcast live on the East Coast on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. It will be tape delayed on the West Coast, airing at 8 p.m. PT. In addition to MTV, the show will air on Paramount+, plus a number of streaming services that provide live television options, including Hulu + Live TVfuboTV and Sling TV.

See below for the complete lineup. 

Performers: 

  • Alicia Keys with Swae Lee
  • Camila Cabello 
  • Chlöe 
  • Doja Cat 
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Foo Fighters 
  • Justin Bieber 
  • Kacey Musgraves 
  • Lil Nas X 
  • Machine Gun Kelly 
  • Normani
  • Olivia Rodrigo 
  • Shawn Mendes 
  • Twenty One Pilots 

Presenters: 

  • AJ McLean  
  • Ashanti  
  • Avril Lavigne 
  • Billie Eilish 
  • Billy Porter 
  • Conor McGregor  
  • Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson 
  • Cyndi Lauper  
  • Fat Joe   
  • Hailey Bieber  
  • Halle Bailey  
  • Ja Rule  
  • Lance Bass   
  • Megan Fox 
  • Nick Lachey  
  • Rita Ora  
  • Simone Biles 
  • Travis Barker