Ariana Grande will cement her status as one of the year’s biggest music acts at the 31st MTV Video Music Awards when she opens the show with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, performing their hit song Bang, Bang. It will be the first time the trio performs the Top 10 hit at the awards, which will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
But the night will belong to Beyoncé Knowles, who leads with eight nominations, and will be performing and also receiving the Michael Jackson video vanguard award.
A seasoned performer, which is one of the reasons she’s receiving this award, one wonders whether she will better Justin Timberlake’s performance last year, when he took the stage for more than 15 minutes and ran through almost every one of his biggest hits, including a mini ’N Sync reunion, when his former group members joined him on stage for a few minutes.
Will Beyoncé bring out Destiny’s Child for another onstage reunion? We hope she does.
Other performers include Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith. Presenters include Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Lorde, Orange is the new Black stars Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, and Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev.
You can catch the show live across Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) at 3am tomorrow morning. Otherwise catch the prime time premiere at 9pm tomorrow, with the red carpet show starting at 8pm. – Tribune Reporter
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