The Chainsmokers Will Take The 2016 VMA Stage Alongside Halsey


On Thursday morning, MTV announced that American artist/producer duo, The Chainsmokers, will be rocking the stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The band will be performing their #1 single "Closer" alongside collaborator Halsey.

Other previously announced performers include: Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy, Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Future, and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna.

Some of the presenters for this year's Awards show include Sean "Diddy Combs, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Fifth Harmony, Kim Kardashian West, and Rita Ora. The other additional presenters will be announced at a later time.

The 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" will air Live on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET from New York's Madison Square Garden.

Here's a list of some of the awards and the nominees below...

Video of the Year

Adele – "Hello"
Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – "Formation"
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Drake – "Hotline Bling"
Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – "Sorry"
Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – "Famous"
Director: Kanye West

Best Female Video

Adele – "Hello"
Director: Xavier Dolan

Beyoncé – "Hold Up"
Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Sia – "Cheap Thrills"
Director: Lior Molcho

Ariana Grande – "Into You"
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Rihanna ft. Drake – "Work" (short version)
Director: Director X

Best Male Video

Bryson Tiller – "Don't"
Director: Cris

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – "This Is What You Came For"
Director: Emil Nava

The Weeknd – "Can't Feel My Face"
Director: Grant Singer

Best Hip Hop Video

Desiigner – "Panda"
Director: Paul Geusebroek

Chance The Rapper – "Angels"
Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – "Watch Out"
Director: Motion Family

Best Pop Video

Alessia Cara – "Wild Things"
Director: Aaron A

Best Rock Video

All Time Low – "Missing You"
Director: Patrick Tracy

Coldplay – "Adventure Of A Lifetime"
Director: Mat Whitecross

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – "Irresistible"
Director: Wayne Isham

twenty one pilots – "Heathens"
Director: Andrew Donoho

Panic! At The Disco – "Victorious"
Director: Brandon Dermer

Director: Marcus Kuhne

Best New Artist

Bryson Tiller


Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham



What performers are you most excited to see at the MTV Video Music Awards?