MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced that Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande will hit the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” stage on Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT to perform their hit song “Bang, Bang” for the first-time ever. The trio will open the show with a powerhouse performance that is sure to get the night off to a great start. Jessie J joins previously announced performers Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, BEYONCÉ, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith. Recently announced presenters include Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Lorde, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba, Dylan O’Brien, Nina Dobrev, Jason Derulo and Trey Songz.
“When I was the VMA House Artist in 2011 I had a broken foot and I sat on the side stage dreaming about being on that main stage,” said Jessie J. “So when I say that this performance is a dream come true for me, I truly mean it. And to be able to share this moment with superstars like Ariana & Nicki, it’s going to be such an amazing night!”
Immediately following the performance of “Bang, Bang” on the VMA stage, Beats by Dr. Dre and Target will present the global online premiere of the music video across MTV websites around the world. Watch it at BangBang.mtv.com.
Jessie J‘s debut album, Who You Are [LAVA],marked the debut of a global icon when it reached #1 and was certified multi-platinum in over 15 countries. She has sold over 3 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide to date. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist was also the 2012 London Olympic Games Ambassador. Her smash “Price Tag” reached #1 in 18 major territories. Who You Are also yielded an astonishing six Top 10 singles including the hit “Domino.” Among other accolades, Jessie J was the recipient of the 2011 Critics Choice BRIT Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2011 honor.
Fans can vote for “MTV Artist To Watch,” presented by Taco Bell®, by texting the nominee’s name to 22444 (standard message and data rates apply) or by visiting vma.mtv.com.
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