After a few days of teases, and numerous rumored reports, MTV has officially confirmed that Beyonce will perform at this weekend’s Video Music Awards. MTV confirmed the news a few hours ahead of the event, and fans on social-media couldn’t be happier about it. Beyonce was nominated for 11 awards at this year’s VMAs. Some of the big nominations were for Video of the Year (“Formation”), Best Female Video (“Hold Up”), and Breakthrough Long Form Video from her special ‘Lemonade’ hit earlier this year.
Beyonce isn’t the only major name to hit the stage tonight, Britney Spears will return to the VMAs to perform as well. Spears returns after a 10 year break from the VMA stage but will most likely crush the performance. Spears will entertain her fans with the world-premiere performance of “Make Me…” ft. G-Eazy from her ninth studio album, Glory. Also joining the stage tonight are Nick Jonas and Ty Dolla $IGN, who will be performing his hit single “Bacon” from his second solo studio album, “Last Year was Complicated”. This will be the first time Jonas performs as a solo artist at the VMAs, a nice landmark for fans to see.
Rihanna is pulling double-duty this year, not only is she this year’s recipient of the Video Vanguard award, she will also be performing. Not to be outdone, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are both reuniting to perform at the event.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Garrett English, Erik Flannigan, Sandy Alouete, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.
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.