The pop princesses join the likes of U2 and *NSYNC at the New York bash...

JENNIFER LOPEZ and BRITNEY SPEARS are the latest acts confirmed to appear at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS in NEW YORK.

The stars will join Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, *NSYNC, and U2 performing live at the event, which takes place at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on September 6.

Spears is set to premiere her new single ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’, the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming third album, due for release in November.

Other new additions to the bill include Ja Rule, and Staind .

The event will be broadcast live on MTV UK & Ireland at 1am, with a repeat on September 7 at 9pm.