Ariana Grande will be taking the MTV Movie Awards stage for the first time as a performer and Halsey will also perform on this year’s awards show, according to MTV. Grande will sing “Dangerous Woman” and Halsey’s set to perform “Castle” off of the soundtrack to the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The network also announced Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed to present the trophy in the new True Story category.
“This will be the first time I perform ‘Castle.’ This song is so important to me as a woman; it’s about not letting anything get in your way. I’m so happy MTV & the Huntsman are giving me the opportunity to present that message on television. Plus it’ll look sick,” said Halsey.
Additional presenters include Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn, and Gigi Hadid. Will Smith has been selected as the recipient of this year’s MTV Generation Award. Central Intelligence co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards airing on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
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In the span of a year, Grande captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice — first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything. Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy® Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six-time platinum hit “Problem.” Upon the single’s release, Grande became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week,” while the song ranked as the fifth “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and ninth highest ever.
2016 sees the release of her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.
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Born in New Jersey, Halsey went from last year’s MTV Artist to Watch to selling out Madison Square Garden to a Gold-certified debut album, Badlands (Astralwerks) in less than seven months. Halsey’s very first tour sold-out in minutes, as did her second sold-out headlining tour last year. She also joined both Imagine Dragons and The Weeknd as the opener for each of their arena tours. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Badlands was released on August 28, 2015, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning the hit single “New Americana,” which reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative Songs chart. Her new single is the emotive “Colors,” with MTV Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey starring in the clip with Halsey. Upon its premiere, the video went viral, trending globally on twitter for several hours as fans eagerly watched and shared the video’s twist ending. Halsey’s upcoming headlining BADLANDS tour has gone global in 2016, with tour dates sold out across 5 continents.