The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards is here, with Harlem’s Sean “Diddy” Combs and Alicia Keys performing, the VMAs will air for the first time live today, Sunday, August 28th from the legendary Madison Square Garden in NY.
Speaking of legendary, VMA veteran and all around badass Rihanna will accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on top of rocking the VMA stage for what’s sure to be a mind-blowing performance. But if you can’t even with that news, we’ve got something else that will blow your mind: Britney is back, bitch. Taking to the the VMA stage for the first time in 10 years, music icon Britney Spears will be thrilling fans with a world-premiere performance of “Make Me…” featuring G-Eazy. In addition to Brit, we have multi-platinum recording artist, Nick Jonas slated to perform a sizzling rendition of “Bacon” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, along with a performance by Atlanta rapper, Future. Producer duo The Chainsmokers will also make their VMA debut with number #1 hit, “Closer” featuring pop artist, Halsey. And on top of it all, Ariana Grande will make a triumphant return to the VMA stage with superstar Nicki Minaj to perform “Side to Side.”
But before this all goes down, we have one hell of a pre-show for you, co-hosted by global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, MTV2’s “Uncommon Sense” star, Charlemagne Tha God and host of MTV’s upcoming live music series, “Wonderland,” Lizzo. During the main show, we’ve got a slew of star-studded presenters as well, including Harlem’s Sean “Diddy” Combs, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, Kim Kardashian West, Rita Ora, Shameik Moore and Tove Lo just to name a few.
Voting has officially closed for the 2016 Video Music Awards, but if you haven’t already, be sure to vote for Best New Artist, which will stay open until the night of the show. As always, if you’re still going crazy from anticipation you can always relive moments from the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, which was definitely not short on show-stopping appearances and out of this world performances!
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