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Doja Cat to Host 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

 

Doja Cat poses in the winners room during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in New York City.
Doja Cat is set to make her hosting debut at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. The singer/rapper was previously announced as a performer on the show, which is set to air live from Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Doja Cat is also set to make VMAs history. The 25-year old performer is nominated for five VMAs, including video of the year for “Kiss Me More,” her smash collab with SZA. This will mark the first time in VMA history that the host is nominated for video of the year that same year. Miley Cyrus, the 2015 host, and Katy Perry, the 2017 host, had previously won in that category (for “Wrecking Ball” and “Firework,” respectively), but weren’t nominated for it in the years they hosted.

Doja Cat, whose “Say So” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the fifth VMA host who had previously topped Billboard’s flagship chart, following Bette Midler, who co-hosted the very first VMAs in 1984, Sean “Diddy” Combs (2005), Cyrus (2015) and Perry (2017).