MTV Video Music Awards to open with a Bang Bang

2014-08-20 16:05

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J will kick off Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards show with their new song, Bang Bang.

It will be the first time the three musicians perform the top 10 hit.

Grande and Minaj will also perform separately during the awards ceremony, which will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Beyonce is the top nominee and will compete for eight awards, including video of the year for Drunk in Love. She will also receive the Michael Jackson video vanguard award.

Beyonce will also take the stage on Sunday night. Other performers include Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea, who has seven nominations.

Eminem is also nominated for seven moonmen.

The awards are presented by the cable channel MTV to honour the best music videos for the year.

The statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV.

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