Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber among stars set to perform at MTV VMAs

Doja Cat is on hosting duties for the ceremony, which is taking place in New York City.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber among stars set to perform at MTV VMAs

By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Some of the biggest names in pop will take to the stage for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

The annual ceremony is bringing stars including Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, the Foo Fighters and Olivia Rodrigo to the Barclays Centre in New York City.

Say So singer Doja Cat is on hosting duties.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is among the stars set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (Yui Mok/PA)

The VMAs will take place in the early hours of Monday UK time and will include a 9/11 tribute to mark the 20-year anniversary of the atrocity.

Bieber leads the way in nominations with seven, including the coveted video of the year for Popstar.

The Canadian superstar, 27, is also up for artist of the year.

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has six nominations, mostly for her X-rated hit WAP.

Olivia Rodrigo
Teen pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo will also perform (PA)

The viral track, a collaboration with Cardi B, is up for video of the year while Megan Thee Stallion is another artist of the year nominee.

Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Rodrigo each have five nominations.

Rodrigo, the 18-year-old pop sensation who has enjoyed a breakout year thanks to songs including Drivers Licence and Good 4 U, is a first-time nominee.

As well as WAP and Popstar, which features Bieber, DJ Khaled and Drake, the video of the year nominees are Kiss Me More by Doja Cat featuring SZA; Sheeran’s Bad Habits; Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name); and The Weeknd’s Save Your Tears.

Presenters during the ceremony include Rita Ora, Billy Porter and Simone Biles.

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