NEW YORK, NY (August 24, 2016) – Ariana Grande will make a triumphant return to the VMA’s stage with Nicki Minaj, at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The fierce female duo will perform “Side to Side” off Grande’s third full-length album, ‘Dangerous Woman’. The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
This year the VMAs will forego a traditional host and feature an ensemble cast to cover the action. Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will introduce the world to @TheShamester and @LizardSheeple, the world’s most-amazing, spectacular and well-respected social media influencers offering play-by-play commentary of the show’s biggest moments as they unfold. They will be joined by comedians Jay Pharoah and Nicole Byer who will bring their comedic chops to the telecast. Meanwhile, music producer DJ Khaled will keep the party going with reports from the ultimate tricked out skybox inside MSG.
Presenters for this year’s show include Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, Kim Kardashian West, Rita Ora, Shameik Moore and Tove Lo. Additional presenters will be announced at a later date.
They join previously announced performers Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy, Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Future and Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna.