Sean “Diddy” Combs has been tapped to obtain the World Icon Award on the 2023 Video Music Awards, the place he’ll additionally carry out.
Combs can be honored “for his unparalleled profession and continued affect that has achieved unequalled world success in music and past,” MTV mentioned Tuesday.
He’s additionally vying for 4 aggressive awards this yr for his work on “Creepin” (Remix) and “Gotta Transfer On,” together with two for finest collaboration together with noms for finest rap and finest R&B.
This may mark his first VMAs efficiency since 2005. He first hit the VMA stage in 1997 with a efficiency of “Mo Cash Mo Issues,” adopted by his 2002 medley of “Unhealthy Boy for Life,” “Move the Courvoisier (Half 2)” and “I Want a Lady (Elements 1 & 2).” He hosted the 2005 VMAs, the place he carried out with Snoop Dogg.
Combs additionally has received VMAs for finest R&B video in 2997 and the viewer’s alternative award in 1998.
He not too long ago introduced that his newest work, The Love Album: Off the Grid, will drop on Sept. 15.
As beforehand introduced, different VMA performers embrace Anitta, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Shakira, Stray Youngsters and Tomorrow X Collectively. Shakira will obtain the Video Vanguard Award and carry out stay.
The 2023 VMAs will air stay from New Jersey’s Prudential Heart at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on Sept. 12. Awards are voted on by followers.
The present is govt produced by Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic, with Barb Bialkowski serving as co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba are the executives answerable for manufacturing. Wendy Plaut is the manager answerable for movie star expertise, and Lisa Lauricella is the music expertise govt.