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30th Installment of MTV VMAs Tonight; Drake, Robin Thicke, Kanye West to Perform



This year’s MTV Video Music Awards is sure to be a memorable one. Not only is the show airing this Sunday from Brooklyn, NY, but the event will include a star-studded lineup.

Viewers will see performances from Drake, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke — who is rumored to be recreating his Diane Martel-directed visual for “Blurred Lines” live on stage.

“I am excited to be…performing on the VMA’s,” Robin previously said in a statement. “We have some big surprises planned and I hope everyone will tune in to see it.”

You will also get to see America’s favorite “twerker” Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars and many more.

JT and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the pack with six nods each. Macklemore was even spotted celebrating his nods Saturday before the VMAs at Hennessy and The Agency Group’s Pre-VMA bash in New York City’s Avenue nightclub. Robin Thicke has earned three nominations, including Video of the Year for “Blurred Lines” as well as Best Collaboration for his Pharrell- and T.I.-assisted summer smash.

Drizzy earned two nods, including Best Hip-Hop Video for “Started from the Bottom,” as did first-time VMA nominee The Weeknd, who is up for Artist to Watch Presented by Taco Bell, and Kendrick Lamar, with his “Swimming Pools” clip.

Alongside Ciara‘s “Body Party,” Chris Brown is recognized for Best Choreography in his “Fine China” video, and Beyonce‘s “I Was Here” visual will compete with Miguel‘s “Candles in the Sun” for Best Video with a Social Message.

Timberlake’s nominations include Video of the Year for “Mirrors,” which is also nominated for Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing.  He also scored two noms for his “Suit & Tie” collaboration with Jay Z, in the Best Collaboration and Best Direction categories.

Emeli Sandé, last year’s VMA host Kevin Hart and A$AP Rocky will all serve as presenters during the telecast. The 30th annual MTV VMA show airs live tonight at 9 p.m. ET from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Here’s a list of some of the nominees:

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Fun., “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It”

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”
Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, “Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason”

Best Video with a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love”
Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel, “Candles in the Sun”
Beyoncé, “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air”
Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

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