(Billboard) DJ Khaled is securing the bag with a major gig. The prolific DJ/producer and Snapchat extraordinaire will be bringing his major keys and then some to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards as a host for Sunday night’s pre-show and a correspondent for the main event alongside Charlamagne Tha God and Lizzo from MTV’s Wonderland.
“The VMAs is a show I’ve always wanted to be a part of and I’m a big fan of it,” Khaled tells Billboard over the phone. “For me to be involved in the pre-show as well as the main show, I’m excited. Put it this way — expect nothing but greatness and also expect the unexpected because when you got Khaled on the bill, ratings go extra high.” The 8 p.m. ET/PT pre-show, powered by Pepsi, will feature performances from Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham. Pepsi will also launch a new program, The Sound Drop, on VMA night, spotlighting the three performers on its YouTube channel throughout the year.