Peso Pluma Makes History: The performer is up for three awards, among them Best New Artist. The musician made history by becoming the first Mexicana artist to perform on the VMA stage with his electrifying rendition of “Lady Gaga” on Tuesday night.
The performance began with an orchestra of violins before the sound of the bajo quinto kicked in, and Peso Pluma, wearing a black puffer vest and baggy trousers, began singing the VMA favorite-referencing lyrics to the Génesis standout.
“Y arriba México, viejo!” The performer ended his performance by shouting.
Peso Pluma is nominated for a number of accolades, including the coveted trophy for Best New Artist, for which he is up against GloRilla, Ice Spice, Kaliii, PinkPantheress, and Reneé Rapp. The Eslabón Amardo collaboration “Ella Baila Sola” by Pluma was nominated for Best Latin, but lost to Anitta’s “Baile Funk.”
After topping Spotify’s Global Songs of the Summer chart with “Ella Baila Sola,” the artist is nominated for VMA Song of the Summer for “La Bebé” with Yng Lvcas. (Lvcas was also in attendance at the awards ceremony.)
Peso Pluma has had a phenomenal year, amassing over 50 million monthly Spotify listeners due to the success of his tracks “Ella Baila Sola,” “La Bebé,” and “Lady Gaga” from the album Génesis. Also, he collaborated with Karol G on her Bichota Season LP track “Qlona.”
Peso Pluma Made History: Pluma has regularly released new music. He released “Bipolar” with Jasiel Nuez and Junior H last week and “Ex-Special” with Jhayco the week before.
The 2023 Video Music Awards will be Pluma’s fourth awards ceremony; he won five trophies at the Premios Juventud this summer, including Artist of the Youth, New Generation – Regional Mexican, Best Regional Mexican Song for “Ella Baila Sola” with Eslabón Armado, and Best Regional Mexican Album for Sembrando.