Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are also set to perform at the annual awards bash
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus have been added to the list of performers at this month’s MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs).
They join Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry on the line-up for the annual bash, which will take place on August 25 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre in New York. Meanwhile, MTV has also announced that One Direction will make a “special appearance” at the event.
Thicke will perform his transatlantic chart-topper ‘Blurred Lines’, which has now sold over a million copies in the UK, while Cyrus will sing ‘We Can’t Stop’, currently Number One on the UK’s Official Singles Chart.
US comedian Stephen Colbert claimed last week (August 6) that Daft Punk pulled out of their scheduled appearance on his late-night satirical show The Colbert Report because they have been booked to give a surprise performance at the VMAs, but unsurprisingly this hasn’t been confirmed.
Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the leading contenders for this year’s VMAs, picking up six nominations apiece. Timberlake’s ‘Mirrors’ will compete against the duo’s ‘Thrift Shop’ for the top prize of Video Of The Year, with Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ also in the running.
Mars received a total of four nominations for this year’s awards. Thicke, 30 Seconds To Mars, Cyrus and Pink will all compete in three categories, while Drake, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift and Fun are up for two prizes each.
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 ‘NSync.