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CHART-TOPPING BREAKOUT ARTISTS ALESSIA CARA, JIDENNA AND LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM AT THE 2016 "MTV VMA PRE-SHOW"http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/preshowvma2016.aspxCHART-TOPPING BREAKOUT ARTISTS ALESSIA CARA, JIDENNA AND LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM AT THE 2016 "MTV VMA PRE-SHOW"8/24/2016 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET AT MSG ON </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">DJ Khaled to Host Hour-Long Pre-Show Alongside</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>  MTV2's Charlamagne Tha God and MTV's "Wonderland" Host Lizzo </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY (August 24, 2016) – </strong>MTV today announced that newly-minted Pepsi "<a href="http://www.thesounddrop.com/">The Sound Drop</a>" artists Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham will perform live from the red carpet at the 2016 "MTV VMA Pre-Show" outside of New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV's upcoming live music series, "Wonderland." The telecast will air leading into the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" live at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2016 "MTV VMA Pre-Show" will kick off with Alessia Cara performing a medley of her hit singles, "Wild Things" and "Scars To Your Beautiful." Chart-topper, Jidenna, is set to get the crowd moving with the infectious beats of his summer smash, "Little Bit More," and "Best New Artist" nominee Lukas Graham will show off their mix of soul-infused pop by closing the pre-show with a performance of their current hit single, "Mama Said."</p><p style="text-align:justify;">DJ Khaled, Charlamagne Tha God and Lizzo will take the stage as hosts for a pre-show that promises the hottest celebrity interviews, buzz-worthy performances and very special surprises fans won't want to miss, all leading into the 2016 "Video Music Awards." DJ Khaled will also serve as a correspondent during the VMA main show and created a special remix of this year's VMA theme song, "Do Your Thing" by Charles Wright & the Watts 103<sup>rd</sup> Street Rhythm Band. To view a video of DJ Khaled debuting the remixed track, click <a href="http://mtv.com/video-clips/5alyg9/vma-2016">HERE</a><strong>. </strong>  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Audiences can visit the VMA website, <a href="http://www.vma.mtv.com/">VMA.MTV.com</a>, and the MTV app (iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, Xbox) to catch the entire VMA pre-show and main show broadcast along with behind-the-scenes streams from the red carpet, backstage and audience cams. The best moments from the night will be in the live blog featuring GIFs from Giphy. Immediately following the show, stick around for a post-show hosted by  MTV News' Gaby Wilson, Tinashe and A$AP Ferg. The post-show will be streamed live on MTV's Facebook in addition to the VMA site and MTV app.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Adding to the red carpet extravaganza will be a Twitter 360 platform capturing glam shots in a 360 view and an Instagram video-portrait booth in collaboration with Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs and frequent Rihanna collaborator Dennis Leupold will design and capture stunning video portraits of celebrity guests on the red carpet and during the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" main show, which will debut on MTV's Instagram account throughout the night.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">There's a new breed of pop star seizing hold of the world's airwaves and online—more accurately, a conscious pop star who's set to subversively top charts and sway hearts and minds. This enigma is embodied by Def Jam Recordings' 18-year-old Canadian-Italian <strong>Alessia Cara</strong>, who's riding the refrains of her ironic anthem, "Here." "Here" started humbly with a premiere by The Fader, praised for its freshness and insight, and quickly grew into a viral smash. Three million downloads and 300 million streams later, "Here" topped the pop charts as Alessia's first #1 single and powered her debut Def Jam album "KNOW-IT-ALL" to Gold status. Alessia is equal parts fresh face, old soul, newcomer, and lifer. She's going, quickly. Now it's up to the rest of the world to catch up and catch on.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Jidenna's </strong>#1 hit single "Classic Man" (featuring Roman GianArthur) not only earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, but also paved the way for the first official Wondaland Records compilation EP, THE EEPHUS, released under the revolutionary joint venture between Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records and Epic Records. ‎With "Little Bit More," the scorching new hit single from Jidenna's hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album, Long Live the Chief, the Nigerian-American artist showcases his worldly influences and heritage against a backdrop of pulsing Afrobeats drums, ‎while flexing the distinctive swagger and style that has quickly established him as music's swankiest new breakout star.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Lukas Graham</strong> have solidified their status as one of this year's biggest breakout acts with the success of their Certified Triple Platinum single "7 Years," which has been streamed on Spotify over 540M times globally, and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. New single "Mama Said" is quickly following in the footsteps of "7 Years," climbing the Top 20 chart at Hot AC and Top 40, with over 100M streams on Spotify, with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Danish foursome, led by Lukas Forchhammer, released their self-titled U.S. debut earlier this year, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and propelled the band further into the global spotlight with what The New York Times describes as "neatly turned songs that merge the lilt of pop-soul with the quick cadences of hip-hop." Known for a phenomenal live show, Lukas Graham will embark on a North American headline tour later this year.‎</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The pre-show headliner performances are presented by Pepsi and are part of "The Sound Drop," a brand new platform Pepsi is launching on August 28 at the 2016 MTV VMA's to support and celebrate the next generation of artists.  "The Sound Drop" will spotlight three new artists, every new quarter through the year beginning with Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham – the first artists to become part of the platform. By partnering with iHeart, Shazam and Viacom, "The Sound Drop" will provide emerging artists the most powerful platform to promote their story, their art, and connect with their fans.  To kick off the program, "The Sound Drop" will feature fresh content from each artist, putting the spotlight on the singers - their come-up story and their source of inspiration.</p><p><strong>DJ Khaled Debuts Remix Video Embed Code</strong>:</p><p><div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="<a href="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:mtv.com:613321ca-ae7c-4acc-b484-aa50b99396a4">http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:mtv.com:613321ca-ae7c-4acc-b484-aa50b99396a4</a>" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></div></div></p><p><strong>About MTV</strong></p><p>MTV is a global youth culture brand driven by the creative spirit of music.   For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).<em> </em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Press Contacts:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Jason Shumaker </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">P: 212-846-7325</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Stephanie Perez         </strong>            </p><p style="text-align:justify;">P: 212-846-6924</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="mailto:Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com">Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com</a> ​</p><p><br></p>
MTV PRESENTS THE 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” CONCERT TO BENEFIT GLAAD, FEATURING CASH CASH, NATHAN SYKES AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST FLO RIDA ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH IN NEW YORK CITYhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/glaadeventvma.aspxMTV PRESENTS THE 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” CONCERT TO BENEFIT GLAAD, FEATURING CASH CASH, NATHAN SYKES AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST FLO RIDA ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH IN NEW YORK CITY8/22/2016 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Tickets Will be Available via Z100 Giveaways and on a<br></strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">​First-Come First-Served Basis at Terminal 5 on August 25 and August 26</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>New York, NY – August 18, 2016</strong> <strong>–</strong> MTV today announced electronic music trio Cash Cash, soulful popstar Nathan Sykes and chart-topping hip hop artist Flo Rida will perform at the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" concert to benefit GLAAD, the world's leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization. The special concert will take place in New York City on Friday, August 26<sup>th</sup> as a lead-up to the 2016 VMAs that will air LIVE from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Audiences looking to attend the concert can visit <a href="file:///C:/Users/perezs/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/AZQHPCQ7/z100.com/mtv">Z100.com/mtv</a> and enter their names for a chance to win four tickets, or visit GLAAD on <a href="http://facebook.com/glaad">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/glaad">Twitter</a> for other chances to win. Additionally, tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last at Terminal 5 in New York City on August 25th between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and August 26th between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. You must be 18 or older to attend; a valid ID must be presented to claim the tickets.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This is first year that MTV has partnered with GLAAD to present the "MTV Video Music Awards" benefit concert. GLAAD works through news, entertainment and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that build understanding and accelerate acceptance. In partnership with MTV's "Elect This" campaign, GLAAD will have an on-the-ground voting activation at the concert and will give all attendees the opportunity to register to vote. The VMA benefit concert has become a major staple in the lead-up to the VMA's and has featured artists and major acts such as, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Iggy Azalea and more.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Hailed globally for infectious dance-pop originals and live DJ sets, Cash Cash is an electronic music trio formed Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf (brothers) with their childhood friend Samuel Frisch. The producers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists won fans over with their now RIAA-certified GOLD hit "Take Me Home ft. Bebe Rexha" a smash which boasts over 100M combined streams, 625K individual downloads, + over 615M in audience Top 40 radio. The track is highlighted on Cash Cash's debut LP "Blood, Sweat & 3 Years" (Big Beat Records) which debuted #1 iTunes Dance Chart. The album represents dance music across all spectrums within the genre featuring recent releases like "Aftershock," featuring seductive, honey-tinged vocals from Jacquie Lee; "Millionaire" ft. Nelly, alongside "Lightening" with Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik; and "Surrender," which charted in Top 40 pop radio, their second #1 song on dance radio. Other music collaborations featured on the release will include the likes of Busta Rhymes, B.o.B, Neon Hitch, Christina Perri, Sofia Reyes, Fitz & The Tantrums, Trinidad James, Night Terrors of 1927, among others.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Well known for being part of multi-platinum-selling band The Wanted, getting better known for his incredible vocal talent and hit music as a solo artist, Nathan Sykes has already topped the US Billboard Dance Club Chart twice, with his debut single 'Kiss Me Quick' and 'Over And Over Again', embarked on a sell-out headline UK tour and become a Celebrity Ambassador for The Prince's Trust. He performed his first US live solo performance on Good Morning America and headlined his own show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City – which sold out in under 10 minutes. His single 'Over And Over Again' shot straight into the UK iTunes Top 5 after just one phenomenal X Factor performance. This summer he joined Take That and Olly Murs on stage at London's Hyde Park for British Summertime Live. Nathan has just announced that his highly anticipated debut album 'Unfinished Business' is due for release on November 4<sup>th</sup>, and will feature current single "Give It Up" which features G-Eazy. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">IMG/Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida has become a chart fixture thanks to the blockbuster singles "Low (feat. T-Pain)," "Right Round," "Club Can't Handle Me," and his chart-topping hits, "Good Feeling" and "Wild Ones (feat. Sia)." He's also broken down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world and establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process. Flo Rida brings his experiences traveling the globe to his fourth album, "Wild Ones," an envelope-pushing collection of party-friendly anthems that showcases Flo Rida's signature stop-and-go flow, melodic sensibility, massive hooks, and billion-dollar beats, as well as his clever lyricism. In addition to crafting worldwide hits, Flo Rida is also focusing on ushering in a wave of new stars to the music industry by way of his International Music Group (IMG) record label. Artists currently signed to IMG include Hip-Hop newcomer Whyl Chyl, Recording Group on the verge Team Phlyte and Canadian Pop Sensation Tyler Medeiros.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" will be broadcast live on MTV August 28<sup>th</sup> at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>About MTV</strong></p><p>MTV is a global youth culture brand driven by the creative spirit of music.   For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).<em> </em> </p><p><strong>About GLAAD</strong></p><p>GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.glaad.org/">www.glaad.org</a> or connect with GLAAD on <a href="http://facebook.com/glaad">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/glaad">Twitter</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"># # #</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Press Contacts:</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Jason Shumaker<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">P:</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> 212-846-7325<br></span><a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com" style="line-height:1.6;">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Stephanie Perez</strong><strong>              </strong>               <br><span style="line-height:1.6;">P: 212-846-6924<br></span><a href="mailto:Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com" style="line-height:1.6;">Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com</a>​</p>
NICK JONAS TO PERFORM AT 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/NICK-JONAS-TO-PERFORM-AT-2016-“MTV-VIDEO-MUSIC-AWARDS”.aspxNICK JONAS TO PERFORM AT 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/17/2016 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:left;">​<strong>Ty Dolla $ign Joins Jonas for Performance of "Bacon" from His Latest Studio Album "Last Year was Complicated"</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY (August 17, 2016)</strong> – Multi-platinum recording artist Nick Jonas today announced that he will hit the streets of New York City in a special performance, presented by Pepsi, at the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards."  He will perform his hit single "Bacon" ft. Ty Dolla $ign from his second solo studio album, "Last Year was Complicated," making his debut as a solo artist during the VMA's main show.  The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In keeping with the spirit of this year's show celebrating the creative expression of artists, Jonas made his announcement with a video that was custom-created by Brooklyn-based motion graphics artist, Zolloc. To view the video – click <a href="http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/u5x8qn">HERE</a> (embed below). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Island Records artist, Nick Jonas, introduced himself as a fully-formed solo artist on his hit, self-titled debut, released in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the double-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, "Jealous" and his sultry chart-climbing radio single, "Chains." </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jonas, also an accomplished actor, stars in the gritty television show 'Kingdom' — a mixed martial arts drama that premiered in the fall of 2014. He recently appeared in two more high-profile roles, a guest-starring role in Fox's horror-comedy series, 'Scream Queens' and a lead in the critically-acclaimed 'Goat' produced by and featuring James Franco.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jonas released his sophomore solo album "Last Year Was Complicated" in June of 2016, which debuted as the Billboard #1 selling album of the week and includes the platinum hit "Close" featuring Tove Lo. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Most recently the solo powerhouse joined his longtime friend, Demi Lovato, on their "Honda Civic: Future Now" tour which will be touring throughout North America until early this fall.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Los Angeles born R&B Singer, Tyrone Griffin more notably known as Ty Dolla $ign shot to stardom with his breakout mixtape, 2012's <em>Beach</em> <em>House</em>. His hit single "My Cabana" was not only last summer's round the clock party anthem, but it figures to be played in every pool and beachside cabana around the country.  Ty Dolla $ign has written some of the most well-crafted and melodic pop songs on the radio. He is one of the most popular street rappers in LA, but it wasn't until he wrote and produced his hit "Toot it and Boot it," that he earned radio airplay. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards."  Garrett English, Erik Flannigan, Sandy Alouete, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones are Executive Producers. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Garrett English also serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.  Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Want to stay in tune with all things VMA?  Follow us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vmas/">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/vmas">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vmas">Facebook</a> and check out the official 2016 VMA Playlist from MTV & Spotify at <a href="http://spotify.com/VMA">spotify.com/VMA</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards include: Orbit® Gum, PANTENE®, PEPSI®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, truth®, TWIX® and Verizon. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">EMBED:</p><p><div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:mtv.com:50620ccf-c467-4ff4-b23b-fe48d5fe82b8" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></div></div></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is a global media brand inspired by the creative spirit of music and the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Press Contacts:</strong></span></p><p>Jason Shumaker                                          Katie Magnotta<br> P: 212-846-7325                                         P: 212-846-5793<br> <a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a>              <a href="/sites/mtvpress/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/FE2SNOBM/Katie.Magnotta@mtvstaff.com">Katie.Magnotta@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p> </p>
INTERNATIONAL POP ICON BRITNEY SPEARS TO PERFORM WITH RISING STAR G-EAZY AT 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”http://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/INTERNATIONAL-POP-ICON-BRITNEY-SPEARS-TO-PERFORM-WITH-RISING-STAR-G-EAZY-AT-2016-“MTV-VIDEO-MUSIC-AWARDS”.aspxINTERNATIONAL POP ICON BRITNEY SPEARS TO PERFORM WITH RISING STAR G-EAZY AT 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”GP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e18/16/2016 7:00:00 AM<p style="text-align:left;">​<strong><em>Spears Returns to the VMA's Stage for the First Time in 10 Years for Another Iconic, Must See Performance</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong><em>Duo Joins the Stage for the First Time for World-Premiere Performance of "Make Me…" from Her New Studio Album "Glory"</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY, August 16, 2016</strong> – Returning to the VMA's stage for the first time in 10 years, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon <a href="http://www.mtv.com/artists/britney-spears/">Britney Spears</a> today announced that she'll thrill fans with a world-premiere performance of "Make Me…" ft. <a href="http://g-eazy.com/">G-Eazy</a> from her new, ninth studio album, <em>Glory</em>, at the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards."  The appearance is the first time fans will see a live performance from Spears' new album, set for release by RCA Records two days before the VMAs, on August 26.  "Make Me…" collaborator and multi-platinum selling rapper, G-Eazy, will join Spears on stage for the first time for an unforgettable performance.  The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In keeping with the spirit of this year's show celebrating the creative expression of artists, Spears made her announcement across social media with a video created by experimental L.A.-based experimental director Radical Friend. To view the video – in which Spears is heard reflecting on the VMAs as a python winds through a sultry neon-lit room<strong><em> </em></strong>with remnants of her past VMA performances – click <a href="http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/pzyoz9">here</a> (embed below). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With 28 nominations and 5 wins, Britney has been a mainstay at the VMAs with some of the most memorable and talked about moments in their history.  Some of those moments include her 1999 medley performance of "Baby One More Time" / "Tearing Up My Heart" with *NSYNC, her 2000 fiery performance of "Oops I Did It Again," her white python-clad performance of "Slave 4 You," steamy lip lock with Madonna, her 2011 Video Vanguard Award and so much more.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Spears and G-Eazy join previously announced performer and 2016 "Video Vanguard" recipient Rihanna for this year's show.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history with nearly 100 million records sold worldwide. In the U.S. alone, she has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and songs, according to Nielsen Music. Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single "…Baby One More Time," a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash and international hit that broke sales records with more than 27 million copies sold worldwide and is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Her musical career boasts countless awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards and Billboard's Millennium Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry as well as an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award. So far, Spears has earned a total of six No.1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 24 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — five of which went to No. 1. Spears has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, "Britney: Piece of Me," at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been voted "Best Show in Las Vegas" and "Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas."  Spears also has been creating fragrances for over ten years, to date has introduced 19 fragrances, available in over 90 countries around the world. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Bay Area rapper G-Eazy is 2016's biggest breakout hip hop artist. He has skyrocketed to superstardom with the release of his sophomore album <em>When It's Dark Out</em> (RVG/BPG/RCA Records) which debuted at #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and Top Rap Albums Chart and #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and now is RIAA certified platinum selling over 1 million copies in the US. The album features his smash single "Me, Myself, and I" with Bebe Rexha which is certified 3 times platinum and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The track was #1 at both Top 40 and rhythm radio for 2 weeks and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On Spotify, "Me, Myself, and I" has over 455 million listens and peaked at #2 on the US and #3 on Global Charts.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">G-Eazy is currently wrapping arguably one of the biggest tours of the summer,<em>The Endless Summer Tour, </em>where he is headlining amphitheaters and arenas across the country and included sold out shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY, The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and an momentous hometown show outside of Oakland at The Shoreline Amphitheatre in front of 22,000 strong. This year alone he has played over 150 shows and performed on <em>The Today Show</em>, <em>The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon </em>twice, the <em>iHeartRadio Music Awards</em>, Coachella, and most recently Lollapalooza.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fans can vote for the "Best New Artist" award, presented by Taco Bell®, at <a href="http://vma.mtv.com/">‪vma.mtv.com</a>‪<span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span>through the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" Pre-Show airing ‪at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and new this year, fans can cast their votes for the category via Facebook Messenger (‪starting 8/15).  The top two artists will be revealed during the pre-show, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards."  Garrett English, Erik Flannigan, Sandy Alouete, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.  Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Want to stay in tune with all things VMA?  Follow us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vmas/">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/vmas">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vmas">Facebook</a> and check out the official 2016 VMA Playlist from MTV & Spotify at <a href="http://spotify.com/VMA">spotify.com/VMA</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards include: Orbit® Gum, PANTENE®, PEPSI®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, truth®, TWIX® and Verizon.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">EMBED CODE:</p><p><div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:mtv.com:907f8715-7d67-45d9-a2b7-884a6ada603e" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></div></div></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MT</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>V:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is a global media brand inspired by the creative spirit of music and the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA). </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Press Contacts:</strong></span></p><p>Jason Shumaker                                                   Katie Magnotta</p><p>P: 212-846-7325                                                 P: 212-846-5793</p><p><a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a>                        Katie.Magnotta@mtvstaff.com</p>
2016 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" RIHANNA TO RECEIVE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARDhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/rihannavanguard.aspx2016 "MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" RIHANNA TO RECEIVE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD8/11/2016 7:00:00 AM<p></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on MTV</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>NEW YORK, NY</strong><strong> (</strong><strong>August 11, 2016</strong><strong>)</strong> – The "MTV Video Music Awards" will bestow Rihanna with its highest honor, the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award," for her decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy.  Rihanna will perform during the ceremony LIVE from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Two-time VMA "Video of the Year" winner and the youngest solo artist to score 14 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100—the fastest to do so, Rihanna's unparalleled output of hits have spawned some of today's most memorable music videos from "Umbrella" to "We Found Love," "Diamonds" and her most recent collaboration with Drake on "Work." To download a photo of <strong>Rihanna</strong>, click <a href="https://we.tl/KnKKkx9eC1">here</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With this honor, Rihanna joins the prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, BEYONCÉ and Kanye West. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">It is hard to believe that Rihanna is only 28 years old, yet within the 10 years since the start of her musical career, she's sold more than 61 million albums and 215 million tracks worldwide. Rihanna is the "Best Selling Digital Artist of All Time… with more than 100 million [RIAA] Gold & Platinum song certifications" and an eight-time Grammy Award winner who also counts 14 Billboard Music Awards among other countless music accolades. Aside from her musical achievements, Rihanna is bona fide business woman with multiple entrepreneurial ventures. However, most importantly, her undeniable cultural influence has forever imprinted her in history as a Global Icon despite her young age. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">With over 81 million Facebook fans, 64 million Twitter and 42 million Instagram followers, Rihanna is putting her influence to good use via additional philanthropic efforts. Chief among these is her own Clara Lionel Foundation. Established in 2012 and named after Rihanna's beloved grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, the foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, Education, arts and Culture. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fans can vote for their favorites in VMA categories including, "Video of The Year," "Best Male Video," "Best Female Video," new category, "Breakthrough Long Form Video" and more by visiting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">vma.mtv.com</span>.  Vote across all categories to enter to win the chance to go to the VMAs in NYC, thanks to Verizon, the presenter of this year's award voting. Additionally, voting for the "Best New Artist" award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain live through the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards" Pre-Show airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and new this year, fans can cast their votes for the category via Facebook Messenger (starting 8/15).  The top two artists will be revealed during the pre-show, kicking off a live hashtag vote with the winner being announced during the live main telecast.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2016 "MTV Video Music Awards."  Garrett English, Erik Flannigan, Sandy Alouete, Lee Lodge and Jen Jones are Executive Producers. Garrett English also serves as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.  Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Want to stay in tune with all things VMA?  Follow us on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vmas/">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/vmas">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vmas">Facebook</a> and check out the official 2016 VMA Playlist from MTV & Spotify at <a href="http://spotify.com/VMA">spotify.com/VMA</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Official sponsors of the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards include: Orbit® Gum, PANTENE®, PEPSI®, Taco Bell®, Trojan™ Brand Condoms, truth®, TWIX® and Verizon.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About MTV:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is a global media brand inspired by the creative spirit of music and the freedom and passion of youth.  For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA). </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>MTV Press Contacts:</strong></span></p><p>Jason Shumaker                                              Katie Magnotta</p><p>P: 212-846-7325                                              P: 212-846-5793</p><p><a href="mailto:Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com">Jason.Shumaker@mtvstaff.com</a>                     <a href="file:///C:/Users/agathokm/FINAL/Katie.Magnotta@mtvstaff.com">Katie.Magnotta@mtvstaff.com</a>​</p>
"MARY + JANE" AND "LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE" STARRING NICOLE BYER PREMIERE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON MTVhttp://thepub.viacom.com/sites/mtvpress/Pages/SNOOP-DOGG-TO-EXECUTIVE-PRODUCE,-PERFORM-THEME-SONG-FOR-MTV’S-NEW-COMEDY-“MARY-+-JANE”.aspx"MARY + JANE" AND "LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE" STARRING NICOLE BYER PREMIERE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON MTVGP0|#be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8;L0|#0be43072d-60cf-44b9-bf7f-c4dfb7ec90f8|MTV;GTSet|#739b33e0-cb6c-4ef7-be77-b32f525322e17/31/2016 7:00:00 AM<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​</strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">SNOOP DOGG TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE, PERFORM THEME SONG FOR MTV'S NEW COMEDY "MARY + JANE"<br><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong><strong>"MARY + JANE" AND "LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE" STARRING NICOLE BYER </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PREMIERE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON MTV<br><br></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>MTV Assets and Info from TCA 2016 Available at</strong> <a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/TCA-Summer-2016.aspx">MTVPress.com</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Beverly Hills, CA – July 31, 2016 –</strong> MTV today unveiled an all-new Monday night female comedy lineup — including half-hour scripted series "Mary + Jane" and "Loosely Exactly Nicole" – set to debut Monday, September 5 at 10:00 p.m.  "Loosely Exactly Nicole" (<a href="http://qlnk.io/ql/579a7a22e4b0b6d8caa80f50">click here for clip</a>) stars actress and comedian Nicole Byer ("Girl Code") as a not-so-highly fictionalized version of herself.  From Executive Producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, Entertainment 360, "Mary + Jane" <a href="http://qlnk.io/ql/579bde9fe4b0c3ba9bd814e1">(click here for clip</a>) follows the adventures of two twenty-something "ganjapreneurs" growing a business in L.A.  Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, who wrote and performs the series' theme song and his production company, MERRY JANE have joined as Executive Producers.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The announcement was made today by Michael Klein, MTV's Executive Vice President of Original Content, at its Summer 2016 Television Critics Association presentation in Beverly Hills.  Klein also previewed upcoming docu-series "Unlocking the Truth" and weekly live music performance series "Wonderland" (<a href="http://qlnk.io/ql/579ab411e4b0c3ba9bd7fcfd">click here for clip</a>). </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"Mary + Jane" premiering Monday, September 5</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> at 10:00 p.m.</strong></span></p><p>From writing/directing team and executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont ("Can't Hardly Wait"), Entertainment 360 ("Game of Thrones") and MERRY JANE (a premier cannabis media platform) comes MTV's single camera, half-hour comedy about Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe), two twenty-something best friends who run an all-female weed delivery service in Los Angeles. Filled with funny, raw and bizarre adventures, the show explores the uncharted territory as Los Angeles comes out of the Green Closet and gets into high and higher times. <br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Mary + Jane" is executive produced by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont ("Can't Hardly Wait"). Entertainment 360's Guymon Casady ("Game of Thrones") Marcus Blakely and Jill McElroy serve as executive producers. Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung from MERRY JANE (MERRYJANE.com) serve as executive producers. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>"Loosely Exactly Nicole" premiering Monday, September 5</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> at 10:30 p.m.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nicole Byer is living the Hollywood dream. Well, Hollywood adjacent – the deep valley to be precise – and it's not so much a dream but a struggle. In "Loosely Exactly Nicole," viewers will watch as Nicole, exuding her special brand of confidence and irreverence, demonstrates the hilarious missteps of what it means to be out on your own for the first time. With the help of her two besties, Veronica and Devin, Nicole will have to navigate the "real world" as she endures humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills and the romantic battlefield that is Tinder, all while slowly, but surely, finding her voice as a comedian.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">"Loosely Exactly Nicole" is executive produced and created by Christine Zander ("Third Rock From the Sun," Saturday Night Live") and Christian Lander ("Stuff White People Like"). Avi Gilbert is an Executive Producer.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Assets and info from TCA 2016 are available at</strong> <a href="/sites/mtvpress/Shows/Pages/TCA-Summer-2016.aspx">MTVPress.com</a><br><br></p><p> <strong>About MTV:         </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">MTV is a global youth culture brand driven by the creative spirit of music.   For more information, check out <a href="http://www.mtvpress.com/">http://www.mtvpress.com</a>.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).<em> </em> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p> </p><p><strong>CONTACTS:</strong></p><p>Jennifer Solari</p><p>310-752-8428</p><p><a href="mailto:Jennifer.Solari@mtvstaff.com">Jennifer.Solari@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p> </p><p><strong>"Loosely, Exactly Nicole"</strong></p><p>Amanda Muñoz-Temple                                   Michelle Clark-McCrary</p><p>310-752-8701                                                    212-846-3538</p><p><a href="mailto:Amanda.munoz-temple@mtvstaff.com">Amanda.munoz-temple@mtvstaff.com</a>       <a href="mailto:Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com">Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com</a> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>"Mary + Jane"</strong></p><p>Amanda Muñoz-Temple                                    Stephanie Perez               </p><p>310-752-8701                                                    212-846-6924</p><p><a href="mailto:Amanda.munoz-temple@mtvstaff.com">Amanda.munoz-temple@mtvstaff.com</a>       <a href="mailto:Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com">Stephanie.Perez@mtvstaff.com</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>

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