The Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air Sunday, August 28 at 8pm ET/PT from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Foo Fighters was the recipient of the Global Icon Award last year. Lady Gaga won a similar award in 2000. His MTV Trickon Awards were dubbed.
The Global Icon Awards, which the VMAs imported from MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMAs), “celebrate an artist or band whose unparalleled career and continued impact and influence have sustained a unique level of global success in music and beyond, an indelible mark. left the music landscape,” according to MTV.
This will be the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fourth performance at the VMAs. The band performed “Give It Away” in 1992, “Warped” in 1995 and “Californication” in 2000, when they received a Video Vanguard Award.
This year, the band scored its 29th VMA nomination — and first since 2006 — in the Best Rock category for “Black Summer,” the lead single from their 12th studio album, unlimited love. The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 in April, becoming the band’s first chart-topper since then Stadium Arcadium In 2006.
The band is about to release another studio album, The return of the dream canteenon October 14 on Warner Records, more than six months after its release unlimited love. This is the first time the band has released two studio albums in less than 12 months
On Friday (August 19), MTV and the Red Hot Chili Peppers teamed up for the exclusive global video premiere of “Tippa My Tongue.” The return of the dream canteen, which was released today. Watch the music video here and listen to the song here.
One of the most successful bands in rock history, the Red Hot Chili Peppers (singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante) have won six Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
The band has won eight VMAs, though surprisingly never won Best Rock (formerly Best Rock Video). The award has been presented every year but one since 1989. (The section was defunct in 2007). Pepper’s “Black Summer” is competing this year with Foo Fighters’ “Love Dies Young,” Jack White’s “Taking Me Back,” Muse’s “Want Stand Down,” Shinedown’s “Planet Zero,” and Three Day Grace’s “So Called.” Life.”
The band won three VMAs in 1992 — Best Art Direction and Breakthrough Video in a Video (both for “Give It Away”) and Audience Choice (for “Under the Bridge”). In 1999, it won for Best Artist Website.
The band won three more VMAs in 2000 — one for Best Art Direction in a Video and Best Direction in a Video (both for “Californication”) and the Video Vanguard Award.
The band’s last Moon Person was in 2006 for “Dani California,” which won Best Art Direction in a Video.
MTV has not announced who is presenting the band with its Global Icon Award, but it is worth noting that Chris Rock inducted them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also presented them with the Video Vanguard Award. (Rock was joined by fellow producer/writer/actor Lance Kauther at a later awards presentation.)
Nicki Minaj is receiving this year’s other major VMA honor – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Yesterday, it was announced that Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow are set to “anchor” this year’s VMS. Other artists set to perform at the show are Lizzo, Blackpink, Maneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At the Disco and Ken Brown.
Fans can vote for their favorites in 22 gender-neutral categories by visiting vote.mtv.com until Friday, August 19. Voting for Best New Artist remains active on the show. Here is the full list of nominations.
Bruce Gilmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignatovich executive produce; Barb Bialkowski is co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as executive producers. Wendy Plaut is executive in charge of celebrity talent. Lisa Lauricella is a music talent executive.