MTV has announced that Justin Bieber will return to perform at the 2021 Video Music Awards for the first time in six years. Bieber joins previously announced performers including Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Shawn Mendes, and others. The event will be broadcast live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, September 12, with Doja Cat hosting this year’s ceremony.

Bieber’s last appearance as a VMA performer was in 2015, where he performed “What Do You Mean?”  Bieber also holds the most nominations at the 2021 MTV VMAs, earning seven nominations in total, including Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration (“Peaches”), Best Pop (“Peaches”), and more.

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