Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honored with the prestigious Global Icon Award at the 2023 Video Music Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The “Act Bad” hitmaker is also set to return to the iconic MTV stage — this will mark his first performance at the VMAs since 2015.
According to a press release, the Global Icon Award, which was originally from MTV’s Europe Music Awards, “celebrates an artist or band whose unparalleled career and continued influence have achieved a unique level of global success in music and beyond.” From Diddy’s unmatched continuous success up until today and huge influence in the music industry, there is no doubt that he is deserving of this amazing honor. His more than three-decades-long career has included two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart and five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The legendary hip hop mogul is also nominated for four other awards at the VMAs for both “Gotta Move On (Queens Remix)” and “Creepin (Remix).” His nominations include two for “Best Collaboration” as well as “Best Hip Hop” and “Best R&B.”
As previously reported by REVOLT, Diddy recently announced that his highly anticipated R&B project, The Love Album: Off the Grid, will drop on Friday, Sept. 15. His sixth studio album will be dropped under his Love Records and will feature vocals from a bunch of stars. The lineup includes The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R, Summer Walker, Babyface, John Legend, Teyana Taylor, French Montana, Coco Jones, Fabolous The-Dream, Busta Rhymes, Dawn Richard, Kalenna, Ty Dolla $ign, Jacquees, Kehlani, 21 Savage, Swae Lee, Jeremih, Jozzy, Nova Wav, Kalan.FrFr, Nija, and Combs himself, who also serves as the executive producer.
The VMAs will air at 8 p.m EST.
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