MTV has added a “Finest Metaverse Efficiency” class to the Video Music Awards, pitting the likes of Ariana Grande’s efficiency in Fortnite in opposition to Twenty One Pilots’ live performance in Roblox.
As reported by The Hill, voting is now open for the metaverse class and 21 others, and MTV will announce the winners on the VMA reside present on August 28.
The total listing of nominees are: Ariana Grande’s headlining efficiency on the Fortnite Rift Tour, Blackpink’s live performance in PUBG: Cell, BTS’s efficiency in Minecraft, Charli XCX’s look in Roblox, Justin Bieber’s interactive digital expertise in Wave, and Twenty One Pilots’ live performance in Roblox.
MTV stated the growing variety of artists internet hosting performances digitally led them to create the brand new class.
“We noticed the chance to focus on and honour among the finest, most impactful executions of this – and have fun artists who’ve discovered inventive methods to make use of these areas – which led to the addition of [the] Finest Metaverse Efficiency class this yr,” MTV stated.
Travis Scott was one of many first artists to host a efficiency on this manner when he performed the Astronomical live performance again in 2020, and the connection between music and the metaverse has solely grown since.
Remaining on the forefront of the motion, Fortnite additionally collaborated with Coachella earlier this yr to convey parts of the long-lasting pageant into the sport.
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