The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will descend on New York City's Madison Square Garden on August 28 and 9/8c. Who's set to perform? Who's nominated? And will it be as insane and messy as last year's show? We've got answers to most of those questions, while signs point to "no" on the latter.

Who's Performing at the 2016 VMAs?

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will perform "Side to Side" from Ari's Dangerous Woman, ahead of the video's premiere the same evening. Nicki and Ari opened the VMAs alongside Jessie J back in 2014. Like her fellow scheduled performers, Ariana's performance was touted in a video clip about creativity narrated by the artist herself.

Future is set to perform, the network announced on August 22, a mere six days before the event. It'll be Future's very first VMAs performance.

The Chainsmokers, who had a summer smash with "Don't Let Me Down" featuring Daya, also hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 with Halsey collab "Closer" — and they'll perform it on Sunday.

Nick Jonas has received an upgrade from pre-show performer in the 2015 VMAs: He'll perform Last Year Was Complicated single "Bacon" with Ty Dolla Sign. Nick had expressed dejection over being snubbed in the VMA nominations, but the billing has likely smoothed all that over.

Rihanna's 11 years of hard work work work work work in the music video realm will be honored, as she's the recipient of the 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In addition to an acceptance speech like Kanye West's in 2015 (minus the campaign announcement?), we'll be treated to a performance —specifically, her new Anti single "Love on the Brain" as well as an electrifying opening medley of "the biggest tracks of her career," according to VMAs executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic. "I can tell you it's going to be one of those holy crap VMA moments," he told Entertainment Weekly.

Britney Spears, meanwhile, will share her Glory in her first VMAs performance since 2007, delivering lead album single "Make Me" featuring G-Eazy. Given the strength of the songs on her ninth release, we're optimistic that her performance will be more "I'm a Slave 4 U" A-game than her infamous "Gimme More" onstage languor nine years ago. Read our breakdown of every life-giving reference in the below announcement video:

There's also a rumor brewing that Beyonce will return to ('cause I) slay the VMAs with a fresh taste of LemonadeStill more rumors have Bey and Jay-Z dropping their wholly-unconfirmed joint followup album that very same night. That smells like wishful thinking, but please: Feel free to prove us wrong, B.

Who's Presenting at the 2016 VMAs? 

Kim Kardashian, for one, who'll be there with husband and 2015 Vanguard recipient Kanye West. According to TMZ's unconfirmed report, MTV's giving Kanye four free minutes of airtime. Will he perform? Will he ramble? Will he extend an olive branch to his Grammy speech double-crosser Taylor Swift? Either way, it just may be the most entertaining four minutes of the evening.

Also presenting: Fifth Harmony, Bebe RexhaRita Ora, Jimmy Fallon, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Tove Lo, Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman will give out some Moonmen.

Who is Hosting the 2016 VMAs?

There is no VMAs host this year, and the video accompanying Nick's performance announcement indicates an artsier and slightly more serious angle for this year's ceremony than that of 2015. Their selection of Miley Cyrus as last year's emcee (and the accompanying promo graphics, which essentially piggybacked on her Tumblr-chic aesthetic) wasn't considered a critical or ratings success — so perhaps MTV's wise to zag in the opposite direction.

On the red carpet, comedy duo Key & Peele will head up the festivities, along with SNL alum Jay Pharoah and comedian Nicole Byer. DJ Khaled will emcee the pre-show, doubtlessly bringing his many positive life affirmations along with him.

Who's Nominated at the 2016 MTV VMAs? 

Check out the full list of 2016 VMA winners below.

Video of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyonce, “Formation” - WINNER
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Kanye West, “Famous”

Best Female Video
Adele, "Hello"
Ariana Grande, "Into You"
Beyonce, "Hold Up" - WINNER
Rihanna, "Work"
Sia, "Cheap Thrills”

Best Male Video
Bryson Tiller, "Don't"
Calvin Harris, "This Is What You Came For" - WINNER
Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Kanye, "Famous"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Best New Artist
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
DNCE - WINNER
Lukas Graham
Zara Larsson

Breakthrough Long Form Video
Beyonce, "Lemonade" - WINNER
Chris Brown, "Royalty"
Florence and the Machine, "The Odyssey"
Bieber, "Purpose"
Troye Sivan, "Blue Neighborhood Trilogy"

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” - WINNER
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne, “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work” (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake, “Hotline Bling” - WINNER

Desiigner, “Panda”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper featuring Saba, “Angels”
2 Chainz, “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Alessia Cara, “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Rock Video
All Time Low, “Missing You”
Coldplay, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato, “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots, “Heathens”
Panic! At The Disco, “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy, “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack, “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Production Designer: Jason Hougaard
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
Production Designer: Alexander Delgado
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane
David Bowie, “Blackstar” - WINNER
Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue
Adele, “Hello”
Production Designer: Colombe Raby

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell, “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé, “Sorry”
FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine, “Delilah”

Best Direction
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER

Coldplay, “Up&Up”
Adele, “Hello”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Tame Impala, “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER

Adele, “Hello”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Alesso, “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Formation" - WINNER

Adele, “Hello”
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Visual Effects
Coldplay, “Up&Up” - WINNER

FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X”
Adele, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn, “PILLOWTALK”

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