MTV VMAs 2013 performers
Drake, Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus are just a few of the performers MTV has confirmed for the Video Music Awards show, taking place Aug. 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. See who else will take the stage.
"The Way" singer and former Disney star Ariana Grande will give a pre-show performance with Austin Mahone.
Austin Mahone, who opened for Taylor Swift on her "Red" tour, will perform with Ariana Grande during the VMAs pre-show.
Lady Gaga will open the show with "Applause," the first single off her upcoming album, "Artpop," due out Nov. 11. Returning to the VMAs stage will be a comeback performance for Mother Monster, after hip surgery forced her to cancel the remainder of her tour earlier this year.
Rapper Drake will give the first live televised performance of his hit "Started from the Bottom" at the VMAs, where he is up for two Moonmen: best direction and best hip-hop video, both for "Started." It will be his first performance at the awards show since 2010.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who are tied with Justin Timberlake for the most nominations of the night (six each), will also take the stage.
Bruno Mars, who is nominated for four VMAs including best choreography for his "Treasure" music video, will perform during the show.
Justin Timberlake, whose VMA nominations include best male video and best pop video for "Mirrors," will not only perform at the show, but he's also slated to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.
Katy Perry, who hasn't performed at the VMAs since 2009, will take the stage with her new song "Roar," the first single from her upcoming album, "Prism," which drops Oct. 22.
Miley Cyrus will perform her single "We Can't Stop," which is nominated in the new VMAs category, best song of the summer. She is nominated for four awards.
Robin Thicke will perform his summer anthem, "Blurred Lines," at the show. Thicke, also nominated for best song of the summer, is tied with Cyrus and Bruno Mars as the second most nominated act, with four nods.
Kanye West will tie Madonna for the most VMAs performances when he performs his single "Black Skinhead" at this year's show. It will mark his seventh time on the award show's stage.