Just a few hours after Ariana Grande released her steamy new video for “Dangerous Woman,” MTV announced that she will be performing at the MTV Movie Awards.
This will be Grande’s “MTV Movie Awards” debut, the popular artist will perform her new “Dangerous Woman.”
“Colors” and “New Americana” singer/songwriter Halsey will also perform her new song “Castle” from the soundtrack for the forthcoming Universal release, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.” Hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” will air on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif.
“This will be the first time I perform ‘Castle.’ This song is so important to me as a woman; it’s about not letting anything get in your way. I’m so happy MTV & the Huntsman are giving me the opportunity to present that message on television. Plus it’ll look sick.” – Halsey
Additionally, seven-time Grammy Award winner, Kendrick Lamar will join the star-studded roster to present the “True Story” award during the telecast. Previously announced presenters for include Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid. Will Smith will receive the “MTV Generation Award.” Additional presenters will be announced at a later date.
In the span of a year, Grande captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice — first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything. Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy® Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six-time platinum hit “Problem.” Upon the single’s release, Grande became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week,” while the song ranked as the fifth “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and ninth highest ever.
2016 sees the release of her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.
Born in New Jersey, Halsey went from last year’s MTV Artist to Watch to selling out Madison Square Garden to a Gold-certified debut album, Badlands (Astralwerks) in less than seven months. Halsey’s very first tour sold-out in minutes, as did her second sold-out headlining tour last year. She also joined both Imagine Dragons and The Weeknd as the opener for each of their arena tours. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Badlands was released on August 28, 2015, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning the hit single “New Americana,” which reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative Songs chart. Her new single is the emotive “Colors,” with MTV Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey starring in the clip with Halsey. Upon its premiere, the video went viral, trending globally on twitter for several hours as fans eagerly watched and shared the video’s twist ending. Halsey’s upcoming headlining BADLANDS tour has gone global in 2016, with tour dates sold out across 5 continents.
Casey Patterson, Garrett English and Jane Mun serve as Executive Producers for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards.” Jim Roush serves as Co-Executive producer. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Sandy Alouete is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
The “2016 MTV Movie Awards” official gift bag is produced by Karen Wood at Backstage Creations.