MTV Taps Diplo and Swae Lee for First-Ever TV Performance of "Tupelo Shuffle"

From the Highly-Anticipated Elvis Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Live at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards



MTV taps Diplo and Swae Lee for first-ever TV performance of "Tupelo Shuffle" from the highly-anticipated ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LIVE at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Epic one-night only global event airs Sunday, June 5th at 8PM ET/PT, followed by Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED at 10PM ET/PT

· Diplo and Swae Lee will take the stage at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards for the first-ever LIVE televised performance of "Tupelo Shuffle," from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack via House of Iona/RCA Records - click here to listen.

· The track features Gary Clark Jr. (who plays Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup in the film) and Austin Butler (who gives voice to Elvis Presley on the track and plays him in the film).

· The soundtrack is set to be released the same date as Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming film ELVIS, June 24th, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

· Named after Tupelo, Mississippi, "Tupelo Shuffle" holds great significance to both Swae Lee and Diplo as it's not only both of their hometowns, but the hometown of Elvis Presley as well. With that special connection, this single became a notable collaboration giving homage to a place both artists share with Elvis.

· Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, the epic one-night only global event airs LIVE from Barker Hangar on Sunday, June 5th at 8PM ET/PT, followed by Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED, hosted by Tayshia Adams, at 10PM ET/PT.


· DIPLO - Born Thomas Wesley Pentz, Diplo is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. He is legend on his own; a member of the now iconic Major Lazer, which most recently released Music Is The Weapon, their first album in five years; one third of LSD, the psychedelic supergroup with Sia and Labrinth whose debut album has been streamed over three billion times; and half of Silk City with Mark Ronson, whose Platinum-certified "Electricity" with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Full bio here.

· SWAE LEE - For over half a decade, musician Swae Lee has been connected to making chart-worthy hits, both as a solo artist or part of Rae Sremmurd. His name is synonymous with intoxicating melodies, as the 27-year-old wunderkid has carved a lane for himself that few have traveled. With his new single "Dance Like No One's Watching" and the release of his upcoming album Human Nature, Swae Lee continues his track record of crafting songs that not only move the needle, but reinvent the wheel. Full bio here.


· HOSTS, HONOREES & TUNE-IN: This year, the highly anticipated MTV Movie & TV Awards and Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED will air as an epic, one-night global event honoring the brightest stars in movies and television.

· The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, LIVE from Barker Hangar in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 5 at 8PM ET/PT. More info.

· Jack Black will be honored with the Comedic Genius Award live in-show.

· DJ SNOOPADELIC will return to the iconic stage as House DJ for the evening. More info.

· Immediately following, Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED, hosted by Tayshia Adams, airs at 10PM ET/PT, celebrating all things reality television. More info.

· PRESENTERS for both events include the following:

· 2022 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS: Awkwafina, Billy Eichner, Chase Sui Wonders, Chris Evans, Eduardo Franco, Glen Powell, Lana Condor, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jay Ellis, Jenna Ortega, Joe Keery, Joseph Quinn, Maria Bakalova, Pablo Schreiber, Rachel Sennott, Riley Keough, Sarah Shahi & Sydney Sweeney & more.

· 2022 MOVIE & TV AWARDS: UNSCRIPTED: Alex Hall, Ariana Madix, Brandi Marshall, Chris "CT" Tamburello, Chrishell Stause, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Dorinda Medley, Dorit Kemsley, Emma Hernan, Erika Jayne, Garcelle Beauvais, James Kennedy, Jeremy Scott, Kathy Hilton, Kevin Kreider, Kim Lee, Kristin Cavallari, Kyle Richards, Lindsay Hubbard, Lisa Rinna, Melissa Gorga, Nick Viall, Nicole Richie, Paige Desorbo, Sheree Zampino, Sutton Stracke, Tami Roman, Tamra Judge, Taylor Armstrong, Teresa Giudice, Tom Sandoval, Tyler Stanaland & more.

· NOMINATIONS for both shows available here. Highlights include:


· Top Nominees: Spider-Man: No Way Home (7), Euphoria (6), The Batman (4)

· First-Time Nominees: Inventing Anna, Moon Knight, Pam & Tommy, The Adam Project, The Dropout and The Lost City

· New Categories: "Best Song" & "Here For The Hookup"


· Top Nominees: RuPaul's Drag Race (4), Selling Sunset (3), Summer House (3)

· New Categories: "Best Reality Return," "Best Music Documentary," "Best Reality Romance" & "Best Reality Star" (brought to you by SONIC(R) Drive-In)

· SPONSORS: Sponsors of the MTV Movie & TV Awards include SONIC(R) Drive-In and TOSTITOS(TM).

· SIMULCASTS: Both events will simulcast across BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Night, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and will air internationally on MTV in over 170 countries. The MTV Movie & TV Awards will additionally simulcast on The CW.

· PRODUCTION CREDITS: Executive Producers for both "MTV Movie & TV Awards" and the "Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED" are MTV's Bruce Gillmer, Wendy Plaut and Vanessa Whitewolf and Den Of Thieves' Jesse Ignjatovic and Barb Bialkowski. Jackie Barba and Alicia Portugal are Executives in Charge of Production and Lisa Lauricella serves as the Music Talent Executive for both events.

· MORE INFO: For updates and additional information, please visit, follow @MTV on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube, use hashtag #MTVAwards and follow @MTVAwards on Facebook and Twitter.

Source MTV

June 3, 2022 9:00am ET by MTV  

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