Sam Smith Is Performing At The 2014 VMAs And Tears Are Unavoidable

Plus, 'Orange Is the New Black' stars are presenting this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

The MTV Video Music Awards are a night of many moods — joy! hilarity! drama! Our amazing roster of performers announced so far cover all those bases, and today (August 19), we’re primed to bring yet another emotion to the table: weeping, beautiful, glorious sorrow, courtesy of Sam Smith.

That’s right, the The Lonely Hour singer will join Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and more live onstage at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, August 24.

As if the Artist To Watch/Best Male Video nominee’s impending performance weren’t exciting enough, we’ve also got word that a few more superstars will be hitting the stage: namely, a presenters’ list that includes Lorde, Demi Lovato, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba from the cast of “Orange Is the New Black,” Dylan O’Brien from the forthcoming “Maze Runner” movie and “Teen Wolf,” “Vampire Diaries’” star Nina Dobrev, Jason Derulo and Trey Songz.

DJ Mustard will also be holding it down between sets as our house DJ.

But in order to embrace the tears that we’ll all undoubtedly shed come Sunday, we’ve compiled Sam’s nine most weep-worthy lyrics. Bathe your cheeks in saltwater now as training for the impending flood.

1.) ‘Although you made my heart sing, to stay with you would be wrong,’ ‘Good Thing’

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2.) ‘And deep down I know this never works/ But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt,’ ‘Stay With Me’

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3.) ‘Oh, I’m in love with you and you will never know/
But if I can’t have you I’ll walk this life alone,’ ‘Leave Your Lover’

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4.) ‘I have loved you for many years/ Maybe I am just not enough,’ ‘I’m Not The Only One’

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5.) ‘You know what I mean/ Although I try my best, I still let down the team,’ ‘I’ve Told You Now’

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6.) ‘Why are you looking down all the wrong roads/ When mine is the heart and the salt of the soul,’ ‘Like I Can’

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7.) ‘Can’t you see that I am yours?/ So will you be my life support?,’ ‘Life Support’

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8.) ‘When you’re not there/ I find myself singing the blues,’ ‘Not In That Way’

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9.) ‘You told me not to cry when you were gone/ But the feeling’s overwhelming, they’re much too strong,’ ‘Lay Me Down’

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