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How to watch the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

The annual celebration took place Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET, but you can stream in on demand.
/ Source: TODAY

The biggest stars in music reunited at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

The annual ceremony was hosted by Nicki Minaj for the second year in a row and included a slew of stylish looks from the red carpet. The fan-voted VMAs were a night to remember with performances by Anitta, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, Tomorrow x Together and many more.

There was also a 'N Sync reunion that left Taylor Swift fangirling.

The star-studded night continued with Shakira receiving the 2023 Vanguard, taking the stage to perform medley of her greatest hits and surfing the crowd. Sean Combs also accepted the Global Icon Award with his family by his side.

The 2023 MTV VMAs made history because for the first time ever the artist of the year category had an all-female lineup. Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Karol G and Shakira were all in the running for the coveted award.

Missed the live telecast? Below, find out how you can stream the show.

When did the MTV VMAs 2023 take place?

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8:00 p.m. ET at Prudential Center in New Jersey.

How can I watch the MTV VMAs 2023?

Missed out watching it live? For people who do not have cable, the awards ceremony is available to stream on Paramount+ on Sept. 13. Cord-cutters, or those without a cable subscription, can also watch the VMAs through subscription services like Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, and FuboTV. Many offer a free trial.

Viewers enjoyed the VMAs live on MTV on Sept. 12. It was also simulcast across MTV sister networks BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand & VH1. 

A live hosted simulcast was concurrently on UniMás and an encore followed on Univision at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, making it available to the most global audience in “VMAs” history. 

CORRECTION (SEPT. 12, 2023 at 3:45 p.m. ET): An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that viewers could stream the VMAs live on Paramount+. The awards show will not be available to stream on Paramount+ until the day following the ceremony, Sept. 13, and this story has been updated to reflect that.