5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran & more stopped to chat before the big show.

The MTV Video Music Awards got started long before Ariana Grande hit the main stage Sunday night. Billboard was on the red carpet hours before the big show began, talking to everyone from Ed Sheeran to 5 Seconds of Summer.

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