Returning to the VMA’s stage for the first time in 10 years, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears recently announced that she’ll thrill fans with a world-premiere performance of “Make Me…” ft. G-Eazy from her new, ninth studio album, Glory, 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.
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 with remnants of her past VMA performances.
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.
Britney Spears And *NSYNC
“….Baby One More Time”/”Tearin’ Up My Heart”
From 1999 MTV Video Music Awards
“(I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”/”Oops…I Did It Again “
From 2000 MTV Video Music Awards
“I’m A Slave 4 U “
From 2001 MTV Video Music Awards
Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, And Missy Elliott
“Like A Virgin”/”Hollywood”
From 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
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.
“…Baby One More Time”
From Baby One More Time
“Oops…I Did It Again”
From Oops…I Did It Again
“I’m A Slave 4 U”
Britney Spears Featuring Madonna
“Me Against The Music”
From In The Zone
Britney Spears Featuring G-Eazy
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 When It’s Dark Out (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.
G-Eazy Featuring Bebe Rexha
“Me, Myself And I”
From When It’s Dark Out
Fans can vote for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell®, at vma.mtv.com 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.
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.
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