Red Hot Chili Peppers receive Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards airing Sunday, August 28 at 8pm ET/PT from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Foo Fighters won the Global Icon Award last year. Lady Gaga won a similar award in 2000. Her was referred to as the MTV Tricon Award.
Imported by MTV’s Europe Music Awards (EMAs) by the VMAs, the Global Icon Award “celebrates an artist or band whose unparalleled career and enduring impact and influence have maintained a unique level of worldwide success in music and beyond and left an indelible mark on the music landscape,” according to MTV.
This will be the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fourth appearance at the VMAs. The band performed “Give It Away” in 1992, “Warped” in 1995 and “Californication” in 2000 when they received the Video Vanguard Award.
This year saw the band earn their 29th VMA nomination – and their first since 2006 – for Best Rock for “Black Summer,” the lead single from their 12th studio album. Boundless love. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in April and has since become the band’s first leader Stadium Arcadium in 2006.
The band will release another studio album, Return of the dream canteenOctober 14th on Warner Records, just over six months after the release of Boundless love. This is the first time the band has released two studio albums in less than 12 months.
On Friday (Aug. 19), MTV and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have teamed up for an exclusive worldwide video premiere of the lead single, “Tippa My Tongue.” Return of the dream canteen, which was also released today. Watch the music video HERE and listen to the song HERE.
Red Hot Chili Peppers (vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante) is one of the most successful bands in rock history, winning six Grammy Awards and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
However, the band has won eight VMAs, surprisingly never for Best Rock (formerly called Best Rock Video). The prize has been awarded every year except one since 1989. (The category has disappeared since 2007). The Peppers’ ‘Black Summer’ competes this year with Foo Fighters’ ‘Love Dies Young’, Jack White’s ‘Taking Me Back’, Muse’s ‘Won’t Stand Down’, Shinedown’s ‘Planet Zero’ and ‘So Called’ from Three Days Grace Life.”
The band won three VMAs in 1992 – Best Artistic Direction in a Video and Breakthrough Video (both for “Give It Away”) and Viewer’s Choice (for “Under the Bridge”). In 1999 it won Best Artist Website.
The band won three more VMAs in 2000 – 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 hasn’t announced who presented the band with the Global Icon Award, but it’s 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 Couther in presenting the latter award.)
Nicki Minaj receives the other major VMA honor this year – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
It was announced yesterday that Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow will be “anchoring” this year’s VMAs. Other artists who will be appearing on the show are Lizzo, BLACKPINK, Måneskin, Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, Panic! At the disco and Kane Brown.
Fans can vote for their favorites in 22 gender-neutral categories through vote.mtv.com through Friday, August 19. Voting for Best New Artist will remain active throughout the show. Here is the full list of nominations.
Bruce Gilmer and Jesse Ignjatovic, co-founders of Den of Thieves, are executive producers; Barb Bialkowski is co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba serve as executives in charge of production. Wendy Plaut is the manager responsible for prominent talents. Lisa Lauricella is a music talent manager.