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The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are almost upon us. As always,
there’s a lot of info to take in about this year’s ceremony before it airs on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, so we’ve collected everything there is to know about the show in one place.
Keep an eye on this space for more info as it comes up.
Nick Jonas and Ty Dolla $ign Will Perform 'Bacon'
Fresh off his new album Last Year Was Complicated, Nick Jonas will bring some sizzle to the 2016 VMAs with a performance of his single "Bacon." He'll be joined by Ty Dolla $ign, who'll do his guest verse live. Jonas announced his performance via a new video teaser made by Brooklyn-based motion graphics artist Zolloc.
Britney Spears Will Perform With G-Eazy
Fifteen years after she wowed us with her iconic “Slave 4 U” performance (and scandalized America bykissing Madonna), 2011 Video Vanguard Britney Spears is back at the 2016 VMAs. She’ll be joined by rapper G-Eazy for the live premiere of her new single “Make Me…” That snake she wore like a scarf in 2001 is back, too — you can see her slithering around Brit’s dressing room in the VMAs’ latest spot, directed by experimental filmmaking duo Radical Friend.
Rihanna Will Receive The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award — And Perform At The VMAs
The VMAs are coming up fast, and MTV has already decided to bestow one honor on an incredibly deserving artist. Rihanna will be the recipient of 2016’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, joining Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and Beyoncé on the long list of honorees. She’ll also perform at this year’s ceremony at Madison Square Garden.
The Moonman Comes To Life In The VMAs' First TV Spot
Ever wondered what it would look like if that statue could walk across the stage of Madison Square Garden? Well, you don't have to wonder any longer, thanks to the directorial talents of Anthony Mandler (and that's Swizz Beatz you hear on the voiceover).
Beyoncé Leads The List Of Nominees With 11 Noms — A New Career Best
Adele comes in second with eight nominations, and Justin Bieber, Drake, Rihanna, and more are all in the running, too. See the full list here.
There’s A New Category This Year: “Breakthrough Long Form Video”
So many artists are doing amazing things with multipart music video series (like Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Justin Bieber’s Purpose: The Movement) that there’s now a whole new category for them.
The VMAs Will Be Hosted At Madison Square Garden For The First Time Ever
Though the awards ceremony has taken place in New York City several times since its inaugural 1984 broadcast, the 2016 VMAs will mark the first time MTV hands out Moonmen at MSG.
Fans Can Enter To Win The Chance To Attend The VMAs In NYC Thanks To Verizon, The Presenter Of This Year’s Award Voting
Vote across all categories for a shot at joining your faves at MSG.
The 2016 VMAs Will Air Live On Sunday, August 28 At 9 p.m. ET/PT
Tune in to see who takes home their very own Moonmen this year.

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