August 22, 2013 9:41

Grimes to co-host MTV VMAs red carpet coverage

The singer/producer will be joined by designer Rachel Antonoff

Grimes to co-host MTV VMAs red carpet coverage
Grimes is set to host the red carpet coverage for this weekend's MTV VMAs in Brooklyn.

The singer and producer will be quizzing attendees on their way into the awards ceremony at the Barclays Center alongside fashion designer Rachel Antonoff on Sunday (August 25), reports MTV.

Of her hosting gig, Grimes said: "I am hard pressed to leave my studio at such a creative time of year, but deep in my heart I must know if Macklemore went to the thrift shop for his red carpet look. Also stoked to be joined by co-host Rachel Antonoff, cuz I would be terrified to do this alone haha."

Antonoff added: "I couldn't be more excited to be co-hosting this and so excited to be doing it with Grimes, she is the coolest!"

Justin Timberlake is reportedly planning to reunite his former band 'N Sync at the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the event and is also confirmed to perform. According to the New York Post's Page Six, Timberlake's former bandmates JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick will join him onstage during the performance.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is confirmed to be opening this year's MTV VMAs with the first live performance of her new single 'Applause'. Kanye West, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are all set to perform too.

As well as receiving the special Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Timberlake will compete for six other trophies at Sunday's awards ceremony. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also nominated in six categories, while Drake, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Pink are all up for multiple prizes too.

The MTV VMAs were launched in 1984 and Madonna has been the biggest winner over the years, collecting 20 "Moonman" gongs between 1986 and 1999. Timberlake has already won seven VMAs as a solo artist and another seven as a member of 'N Sync.

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