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STAGE TUBE: Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande Team Up for Big Opening at the VMAs!

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MTV's Video Music Awards opened in style with Ariana Grande performing her hit single, "Break Free," followed by a rainforest-themed rendition of "Anaconda" (no live anaconda was used this time). Next, of course Jessie J joined them on stage, and they all sang their hit song, "Bang, Bang." And what was happening with Nicki Minaj's outfit?

Check out the video below!

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Los Angeles Forum tonight. The Red Carpet Preshow begins at 8:00pm ET on MTV, with the official ceremony kicking off at 9:00pm.

Last year, Broadway baby Ariana Grande made quite the splash performing on the VMA Preshow. However, this year, she is singing her song "Break Free" with Zedd. Grande will also she will open the show alongside Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, when they perform their hit song "Bang....Bang."

Other performances will include Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Usher, and more.

The Pre-show will be hosted by "Pretty Little Liars" and country music star Lucy Hale, and the list of presenters include Broadway alum and "Orange is the New Black" Emmy winner Uzo Aduba, "Dumb and Dumber" stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, "OITNB" stars Taylor Schilling and Laverne Cox, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Kim Kardashian, Lorde, Demi Lovato, and new "The Voice" coach Gwen Stefani.

We will be updating this list of nominees here throughout the night after each winner is announced. Also, check out BWW TV for all of the performances, as soon as MTV makes videos available.

STAGE TUBE: Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande Team Up for Big Opening at the VMAs!

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