The biggest names in music are heating up the white carpet at theÂ 2016Â MTV Video Music AwardsÂ taking place for the first time at Madison Square GardenÂ on Sunday eveningÂ (August 28) inÂ New York City.
The official kick-off event for the VMAs, hosted by social media mogul and producerÂ DJ Khaled,Â MTV2â€™sÂ Uncommon Sensestar,Â Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist,Â Lizzo, from MTVâ€™s upcoming live music series,Â Wonderland,Â theÂ 2016 VMA Pre-ShowÂ will feature performances fromÂ Alessia CaraÂ andÂ Troye Sivan, Jidenna,Â andÂ Lukas Graham.
Many celebs and nominees walked the whiteÂ carpet, includingÂ BeyoncÃ©,Â Chloe x Halle, Jordan Fisher, Forever In Your Mind, Jojo, Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian, Michael Phelps, Tove Lo, Frankie J. Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Holland Roden, Grace Helbig, Laura Marano, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lance Bass, Flo Rida, Â Sean â€œDiddyâ€ Combs, Ansel Elgort, Jimmy Fallon, Fifth Harmony, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Shameik Moore, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha,Â Jaden Smith.
TheÂ 2016 MTV Video Music AwardsÂ will feature performances fromÂ Britney SpearsÂ andÂ G-Eazy, Ariana GrandeÂ andÂ Nicki Minaj,Â The ChainsmokersÂ andÂ Halsey,Â andÂ Nick JonasÂ andÂ Ty Dolla $ign.Â RihannaÂ will also be receiving the Video Vanguard Award this evening!
Check out some photos and videos from the white carpet below. Who are YOU most excited to see at theÂ 2016 MTV Video Music Awards? Don’t forget to tune inÂ TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on MTV!
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