Normani will perform at the show for the first time since dunking all over the 2019 VMAs with her debut solo single "Motivation." That performance found her utilizing a full basketball court and dazzling in velour; and since then, the artist has continued to push boundaries in her visuals, especially thanks to the highly improbable movements in her recent "Wild Side" vid. We can't wait to see what she'll do when she brings the song to life in its television debut.
Normani is no stranger to the VMAs. In addition to her breathtaking "Motivation" debut in 2019, she hit the stage in 2014 and 2017 with Fifth Harmony and picked up her first solo Moonperson trophy in 2019 for "Waves," her collaboration with 6lack, which won Best R&B.
She joins a superstar-sized roster of performers hitting the VMA stage this year, including Justin Bieber, Travis Barker, Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, The Kid Laroi, Lil Nas X, Swae Lee, Machine Gun Kelly, Alicia Keys, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Ozuna, Olivia Rodrigo, Tainy, and Twenty One Pilots. Kim Petras, Swedish House Mafia, and Polo G will perform during the pre-show.
The VMAs will air live on Sunday, September 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. This year’s awards will debut a newly redesigned Moonperson statue from fine artist Kehinde Wiley. They will also honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks by collaborating with the nonprofit 9/11 Day on a series of events to promote awareness and positive action around the day’s 20th anniversary.