2016 MTV VMAs: This Year’s Show by the Numbers

Rihanna to Receive the Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV VMAs
Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug

The 2016 MTV VMAs are upon us and, in anticipation for the craziness to ensue, we’ve rounded up some interesting facts to note about this year’s awards and the list of nominees.

Though this year’s VMAs host and performers have yet to be revealed, there are many things about the awards show that we already know.

Here’s a breakdown of this year’s awards by the numbers to get you VMAs ready:

28: The date this year’s MTV VMAs will take place. The showed will air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EST from Madison Square Garden.

2.5: Hours the awards show’s broadcast will last.

1: Number of new categories added to the VMAs category roster. The Breakthrough Long Form Video category is the latest addition to the list of awards up for grabs.

11: Number of nominations that Beyoncé received this year, which is also the leading number of nominations that an artist has received this year and a personal record for Beyoncé in the amount of awards that she’s received in a single nomination cycle.

7: Number of times Adeles “Hello” was nominated, making it the most nominated video of this year’s VMAs.

15: Number of times the VMAs have taken place in New York City. This year’s show will be the 16th time the VMAs have been in New York, bringing the awards back to their original home when they were first broadcast from Radio City Music Hall in 1984.

6: Number of SNL alums who have hosted the awards show in the past, including Dana Carvey, Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Rock. This year’s host is still yet to be announced.

17: The age of Daya, this year’s youngest nominee who is up for the Best Collaboration Award for her Chainsmokers collaboration, “Don’t Let Me Down.”

23: Number of VMA nominations Rihanna has received in her career. She’s set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s show.

829,631,626 (and counting): Number of views “Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign currently has on YouTube, making it the most watched music video of 2016. The video is nominated for the Best Collaboration Award.