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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a 'Bang'; Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj will kick off show

This combo made from file photos shows, from left, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. The trio will kick off Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with their new song “Bang Bang.

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This combo made from file photos shows, from left, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. The trio will kick off Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards with their new song “Bang Bang." (Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a "Bang."

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J will kick off Sunday's awards show with their new song, "Bang Bang." It will be the first time the trio performs the Top 10 hit.

Grande and Minaj will also perform separately during the VMAs, to air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Beyonce is the top nominee and will compete for eight awards, including video of the year for "Drunk in Love." She will also receive the Michael Jackson video vanguard award.

Beyonce will take the stage Sunday night, where other performers include Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea, who has seven nominations.

Eminem is also nominated for seven moonmen.

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Online:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/

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