Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry are also confirmed to perform at the awards bash
Drake will give the first live TV performance of his recent single ‘Started From The Bottom’ at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) tomorrow night (August 25).
The singer joins a bumper list of performers including Kanye West, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lady Gaga, who will open the awards bash with the first performance of her new single ‘Applause’.
Grimes will co-host the red carpet coverage at the ceremony, which is being held this year at New York’s Barclays Center, alongside fashion designer Rachel Antonoff.
Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake is reportedly planning to reunite his former band ‘N Sync at tomorrow’s VMAs. 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 are set to join him onstage during the performance.
As well as receiving the special Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Timberlake will compete for six other trophies on the night. 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.