Harlem born and Mount Vernon raised, Sean "Diddy" Combs is about to make history again.

At the upcoming MTV VMA (Video Music Awards), " Sean “Diddy” Combs, the legendary hip hop mogul and pioneer" will be presented with "the prestigious Global Icon Award and performing. " according to the VMA's official press release.

Also, according to the release, "Diddy will receive the Global Icon Award for his unparalleled career and continued influence that has achieved unrivaled global success in music and beyond. (With a) worldwide impact (that) has lasted for more than three decades including two #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and five #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (CW TO FIX), will also make a highly-anticipated return to the iconic MTV stage. This marks his first performance at the “VMAs” since 2005."

creativesting Courtesy of MTV/Sean Combs
Courtesy of MTV/Sean Combs

"In addition to receiving the Global Icon Award, Diddy is also nominated for 4 other awards this year for his work on “Creepin” (Remix) and “Gotta Move On.” His nominations include 2 for "Best Collaboration," as well as "Best Rap" and "Best R&B."

Courtesy of MTV
Courtesy of MTV

The Global Icon Award, originally from MTV's Europe Music Awards (EMAs), celebrates an artist or band whose unparalleled career and continued influence have achieved a unique level of global success in music and beyond. Diddy also hosted MTV Europe Music Award 2002 at the Palazzo Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.

Other VMA performances of note include:

Demi Lovato

Doja Cat



and Kelsea Ballerini


The MTV VMA's will air on Tuesday September 12, 2023 at 8PM/EST.

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