VMAs Performers 2016 List: Who’s Performing At MTV Video Music Awards?

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VMAs Performers List 2016

By Shari Weiss

VMAs Performers List 2016

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Some of the biggest names in music are set to perform at the 2016 VMAs on Sunday. Check out the full list of MTV Video Music Awards performers below!

Rihanna will be opening the show at Madison Square Garden. The singer is slated to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. And instead of a speech, it’s been said she may perform several times throughout the ceremony.

Next to that, the most-highly anticipated performer is Britney Spears. The pop star, whose new album Glory just dropped on Friday, is giving her first VMAs performance in nearly 10 years. She’ll be joined on stage by “Make Me” collaborator G-Eazy.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will team up for the first TV performance of their new song, “Side To Side.” Nick Jonas will hit the stage with Ty Dolla $ign, while Halsey will be featured with The Chainsmokers. In addition, Future will give his first-ever VMAs performance, and the pre-show is expected to include performances from Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham, and Jidenna.

And then there’s the Kanye West possibility. While MTV has confirmed he’ll be in attendance, one report claims he’s been allotted four minutes to do whatever he wants on stage. There’s also been speculation about Beyonce pulling off a surprise performance. As always, Gossip Cop will have full coverage, so be sure to check back on Sunday when the red carpet kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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