Drake Slated To Give First Live “Started From The Bottom” TV Performance

Drake Slated To Give First Live “Started From The Bottom” TV Performance

Young Money’s Drake is going to give fans a global taste of his “Started From The Bottom” by performing his hit single for the first time at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.

Drizzy Drake broke the news of his Sunday (August 25) performance at the event’s annual ceremony today.

The video for his Nothing Was the Same lead single is up for two awards at this year’s show, including Best Direction and Best Hip Hop Video. (And judging from his tweet Wednesday morning, he’s particularly motivated to go home with one of the coveted Kaws-designed Moonmen. While he was there at last year’s VMAs to accept the Best Hip Hop award for “HYFR” with Lil Wayne, this will mark his first performance since 2010. “Excited to announce I’ll be performing at the 2013 @MTV VMA’s!!! #Brooklyn #OVO #Started #NeedAKawsTrophy. (MTV)

Fellow rap star Kanye West is expected to make history at Sunday’s VMAs.

MTV announced today via its various social media platforms that megastar Kanye West is set to perform on the “2013 MTV Video Music Awards” stage LIVE from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Following his performance of “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD,” Kanye will triumphantly enter the history books by tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances. Both artists have notched performances at seven separate VMAs. (Press Release)

“Suit & Tie” hitmaker Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the annual ceremony with six nods.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominations are finally here! The network took to social media early this morning to announce the nods on their Vine and Instagram accounts. Justin Timberlake and duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead this year’s nomination list with six each! Bruno Mars is up for four moon men. Miley Cyrus, Pink, Robin Thicke, and 30 Seconds to Mars are all up for three. The award show will take place on Sunday (August 25) at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, which will air live from MTV. Be sure to tune in! (Just Jared)

R&B singer Robin Thicke also managed to snag a handful of nods.

Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines, featuring T.I. and Pharrell), who received three nominations — the same number as Pink, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds to Mars — and Taylor Swift (I Knew You Were In Trouble) round out the field. Swift was tapped twice, as were Drake, fun., Calvin Harris, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and first-time nominees Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey. Contenders for best video with a social message, a category introduced in 2011, include Kelly Clarkson‘s People Like Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s Same Love, Snoop Lion‘s No Guns Allowed, Miguel’s Candles in the Sun and BeyoncĂ©’s I Was Here. (USA Today)

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