Sean “Diddy” Combs, the renowned artist and entrepreneur, has been selected to receive the Global Icon Award at the upcoming 2023 Video Music Awards (VMAs). In addition to receiving this prestigious accolade, Combs will also grace the VMA stage with a captivating performance.
The MTV network announced that Combs will be honored with the Global Icon Award for his unparalleled career and continued influence, which has achieved unmatched global success in the music industry and beyond. This recognition is a testament to his immense talent and his ability to leave an indelible mark on the world.
While preparing for this well-deserved recognition, Combs is also in the running for four competitive awards this year for his outstanding work on “Creepin” (Remix) and “Gotta Move On.” These nominations include two for best collaboration, as well as nominations for best rap and best R&B categories. Combs’ presence at the VMAs will undoubtedly add excitement to the event, as fans eagerly await the show to see if he will take home any of these coveted awards.
This year’s VMAs will mark a significant moment in Combs’ career as it will be his first performance at the event since 2005. He made his VMA debut in 1997 with a memorable performance of “Mo Money Mo Problems.” In 2002, he returned to the VMA stage with a medley that included hit songs like “Bad Boy for Life,” “Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2),” and “I Need a Girl (Parts 1 & 2).” Furthermore, Combs had the honor of hosting the 2005 VMAs, where he also delivered an electrifying performance alongside Snoop Dogg.
Combs is no stranger to the VMAs, having previously won awards for Best R&B Video in 1997 and the Viewer’s Choice Award in 1998. These accolades speak to his consistent ability to create music that resonates with audiences and leaves a lasting impact.
In anticipation of the VMAs, Combs recently announced the release of his latest work, “The Love Album: Off the Grid,” which is set to drop on September 15. Fans are eagerly awaiting this album, knowing they can expect another exceptional contribution to the music industry from the iconic artist.
Combs will join an impressive lineup of performers at this year’s VMAs. Artists such as Anitta, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Shakira, Stray Kids, and Tomorrow X Together are scheduled to perform at the event. Shakira, a celebrated musician in her own right, will also receive the prestigious Video Vanguard Award and deliver a memorable live performance.
The 2023 VMAs will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey at 8 p.m. ET on September 12, with a delayed PT telecast. The winners of the awards are determined by fans who vote for their favorite artists, ensuring that the results reflect the public’s preference.
The show itself is meticulously crafted by an experienced team. Executive producers Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignjatovic from Den of Thieves, along with co-executive producer Barb Bialkowski, work together to ensure the VMA experience is nothing short of spectacular. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba oversee the production, while Wendy Plaut is responsible for securing celebrity talent, and Lisa Lauricella is in charge of music talent.
As we await the 2023 VMAs, the anticipation grows for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ performance and well-deserved reception of the Global Icon Award. This recognition not only acknowledges his remarkable achievements but also cements his status as a true icon in the global music landscape. With a highly successful career behind him and much-anticipated new music on the horizon, Combs continues to inspire and influence countless artists and fans around the world.