Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is reportedly going to bring his swagger to this month’s MTV Video Music Awards and promptly make history at the annual televised event.
According to a press release, Mr. West will tie pop icon Madonna with his slated “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” on August 25.
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)
The mega rap star has stolen the show in past years with guest performances alongside Jay Z, T-Pain, Jamie Foxx and Chaka Khan.
As a three-time VMA award winner, Kanye West has delivered some of the most visually stunning and memorable performances to date including the first look at Watch The Throne – which would become the highest grossing tour in hip-hop history – “Otis” with JAY Z in 2011; the innovative, theatrical staging and visuals of “Runaway” in 2010; his performance debut with auto-tune on “Love Lockdown” in 2008, a sound that would influence and dominate the charts for years to come; the hugely-influential, Daft Punk-sampling “Stronger” and “Good Life” with T-Pain in 2007; the mega-hit “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx in 2005, and his VMA debut performance with a medley of “Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through The Wire” featuring Chaka Khan in 2004. With this forthcoming performance, he will tie Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances with performances at seven separate VMA ceremonies. (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 Beyoncé’s I Was Here. (USA Today)