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OUTKAST and Jet are to join the live performers at this year’s MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.

The pair perform alongside previously announced stars including Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Alicia Keys and No Doubt at the ceremony, which will take place in Miami’s American Airlines Arena on August 29.

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The ‘Take Me Out’ promo is in the running for the MTV2 Award and Breakthrough Video prizes, while ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ is placed in the Best Rock Video and Best New Artist In A Video categories.

Despite retiring from the hip-hop scene this year, Jay-Z landed six nominations for his last video ’99 Problems’, with Beyonce, [a][/a], Usher and OutKast following with five each.

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards nominations are:

Best Video Of The Year

OutKast – ‘Hey Ya’

Usher feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludacris – ‘Yeah’

Britney Spears – ‘Toxic’

D-12 – ‘My Band’

Jay-Z – ’99 Problems’

Best Male Video

Usher feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludacris – ‘Yeah’

Jay-Z – ’99 Problems’

Justin Timberlake – ‘Senorita’

Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson – ‘All Falls Down’

Prince – ‘Musicology’

Best Female Video

Britney Spears – ‘Toxic’

Beyonce – ‘Naughty Girl’

Alicia Keys – ‘If I Ain’t Got You’

Jessica Simpson – ‘With You’

Christina Aguilera – ‘The Voice Within’

Best Group Video

No Doubt – ‘It’s My Life’

D-12 – ‘My Band’

Hoobastank – ‘The Reason’

Maroon 5 – ‘This Love’

Good Charlotte – ‘Hold Off’

Best Rap Video

Jay-Z – ’99 Problems’

D-12 – ‘My Band’

50 Cent feat. Snoop Dogg and G-Unit – ‘P.I.M.P. Remix’

Ludacris – ‘Stand Up’

Lil’ Jon And The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins – ‘Get Low’

Best R&B Video

Usher – ‘Burn’

Alicia Keys – ‘If I Ain’t Got You’

Brandy feat. Kanye West – ‘Talk About Our Love’

Beyonce – ‘Me, Myself and I’

R Kelly – ‘Step In The Name Of Love’

Best Hip Hop Video

Outkast – ‘Hey Ya’

Black Eyed Peas – ‘Hey Mama’

Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson – ‘All Falls Down’

Nelly feat. P. Diddy and Murphy Lee – ‘Shake Ya Tailfeather’

Chingy feat. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg – ‘Holidae In’

Best Dance Video

Usher feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludacris – ‘Yeah’

Black Eyed Peas – ‘Hey Mama’

Beyonce – ‘Naughty Girl’

Britney Spears – ‘Toxic’

Missy Elliot – ‘I’m Really Hot’

Best Rock Video

Jet – ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’

The Darkness – ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’

Hoobastank – ‘The Reason’

Evanescence – ‘My Immortal’

Linkin Park – ‘Breaking The Habit’

Best Pop Video

Britney Spears – ‘Toxic’

Jessica Simpson – ‘With You’

Hillary Duff – ‘Come Clean’

No Doubt – ‘It’s My Life’

Avril Lavigne – ‘Don’t Tell Me’

Best New Artist In A Video

Jet – ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’

Maroon 5 – ‘This Love’

JoJo – ‘Leave (Get Out)’

Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson – ‘All Falls Down’

Yellowcard – ‘Ocean Avenue’

The Darkness – ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’

MTV2 Award

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Maps’

Elephant Man – ‘Pon De River’

Yellowcard – ‘Ocean Avenue’

Twista feat. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx – ‘Slow Jamz’

Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’

Modest Mouse – ‘Float On’

Breakthrough Video

Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’

Modest Mouse – ‘Float On’

Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson – ‘All Falls Down’

New Found Glory – ‘All Downhill From Here’

The White Stripes – ‘The Hardest Button To Button’

Steriogram – ‘Walkie Talkie Man’

Best Direction In A Video

Jay-Z ’99 Problems’

No Doubt – ‘It’s My Life’

Outkast – ‘Hey Ya’

The White Stripes – ‘The Hardest Button To Button’

Steriogram – ‘Walkie Talkie Man’

Best Choreography In A Video

Usher feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludacris – ‘Yeah’

Black Eyed Peas – ‘Hey Mama’

Missy Elliott – ‘I’m Really Hot’

Beyonce – ‘Naughty Girl’

Sean Paul – ‘Like Glue’

Best Special Effects In A Video

Incubus – ‘Megalomaniac’

Outkast – ‘Hey Ya’

The White Stripes – ‘The Hardest Button To Button’

Modest Mouse – ‘Float On’

Steriogram – ‘Walkie Talkie Man’

Best Art Direction In A Video

Steriogram – ‘Walkie Talkie Man’

No Doubt – ‘It’s My Life”

Outkast – ‘Hey Ya’

Alicia Keys – ‘You Don’t Know My Name’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Maps’

Best Editing In A Video

Jay-Z – ’99 Problems’

The White Stripes – ‘The Hardest Button To Button’

Jet – ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’

Simple Plan – ‘Perfect’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Maps’

Best Cinematography In A Video

Jay-Z – ’99 Problems’

No Doubt — ‘It’s My Life’

Beyonce – ‘Naughty Girl’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Maps’

Christina Aguilera – ‘The Voice Within’