Fresh out of MTV Asia’s #worldstagemy, we now have another massive MTV event to look forward to!

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards delivered big, with the award show ranking as cable’s #1 entertainment telecast of the year among P12-34 at the time. The first-ever award show to be broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the VMAs garnered a total audience of 10.1 million viewers, a 66% increase versus 2012, and the ratings jumped 47% compared to the previous year’s telecast, delivering a strong 7.8 P12-34 rating.

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L-R: Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, & Ariana Grande

This year, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will witness Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande hitting the stage to perform their hit song “Bang, Bang” for the first time ever. Upon the announcement, Jessie J gushed:

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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. 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 and Nicki, it’s going to be such an amazing night!

Rest assured, the trio will open the show with a powerhouse performance that is sure to get the night off to a great start. If you haven’t heard the “Bang, Bang”, here:

Meanwhile, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, “MTV Artist to Watch” alum and 2014 “mtvU Woodies” festival performer, Sam Smith will make his US award show performance debut during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

Jessie J and Sam Smith join previously announced performers such as Usher, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Iggy Azalea, BEYONCÉ, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift. 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.

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Monday, 25th August at 8am (WIB) and 9am (SG/MAL/PH). Remember to tune in for a ball of fun! We’ll also be live reporting from the MTV Asia HQ in Singapore so don’t forget to follow us on our Instagram and Twitter.

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