Grande and Minaj will perform "Side to Side"
The two superstars will hit the stage to perform Grande’s new song “Side to Side” off her third album, Dangerous Woman. And it will no doubt be one of the performances to look forward to as the 23-year-old pop star teased that she’ll “share [her] voice like it’s never been heard before.”
Grande and Minaj join the star-studded group of previously announced headliners including Nick Jonas, Future, this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient Rihanna and Britney Spears, who will be performing for the first time since 2007.
MTV also revealed the list of presenters who will be handing out the moonman trophies. Kim Kardashian West, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, Rita Ora, Shameik Moore and Tove Lo will be reading the names of the winners.
Throughout the night, comedians Jay Pharoah and Nicole Byer as well as DJ Khaled will serve as main show commentators. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will introduce social media influencers @TheShamester and @LizardSheeple who will also share play-by-play commentary.
The 2016 MTV VMAs will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.