Usher to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

usherImage Credit: Noel Vasquez/WireImage.comUsher has joined the list of performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, reps for the network confirm to EW.

A “special performance” from Paramore has also been added to the performing roster. Artists including Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo, and Robyn will perform with the night’s “house band,” DJ/producer Deadmau5. Previously announced performances include Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and Drake.

The VMAs air live from L.A.’s Nokia Theater on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 9 P.M.

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  • d

    Contrary to last year’s show, this ones gonna be a Sausage Fest

  • Andrew

    I can’t wait to see Usher perform. He’s my favorite male R&B artist.

  • u

    Without Florence & The Machine, I would not bother with the VMAs. Seriously, she’s the only artist showing up there worth having eyes for.

  • Phil

    Deadmau5 is a DJ, not a house band, and way to capitalize on his recent collapsing on stage MTV…Guess David Guetta wasn’t available…

  • Jethro

    Who cares about Usher and especially Kanye West performing. The VMAs are the worst of the music shows. Always vulgar, disgusting and disrespectful!

  • marsiona

    your kool usher dnt worry wat ppl say abt u ,,, ijus tink ther,re jealous of u … they cant fit your place ur great singer an we appreciate your music alot

    • jordan

      youre a moron.

  • sally

    Wonder if Usher is actually going to sing or lipsynch like he just did on Good Morning America.

    • ani

      YES! that’s what i don’t get. why does he lipsynch or use autotune when he has a wonderful voice?!? (i least he USED to have a great voice..I dunno if that’s changed?)

    • speak of what you know!

      Lol, why does every one assume he lip synchs all of the sudden? The only time he’s lip synched this year was on the first 2 songs of NBA All Star. He is a really bad lip syncher (REALLY BAD), & if u watched his live performances, you can tell. He was too pitchy and off for the GMA perf for it to have been lip synched. Thanks.

  • jordan

    cant wait to see paramore! they are great live.

    • Phil

      When Paramore opened for No Doubt last summer, they were the WORST live act I’d seen until I just had to sit through Owl City opening for Maroon 5….

      • jordan

        really? well that sucks i was looking forward to them,ive never seen them so….
        owl city is pretty horrible though.

      • Phil

        Ok…I know I’m going to regret asking this, BUT…why then would you have made a comment that Paramore are great live if you’ve never seen them live?! Ahh, the internet….makes me question reality more & more everyday…

  • RayT

    The whole “Lady Gaga is not performing” thing better be a huge joke. She is the most nominated performer and a show without her would just be boring. I like Usher, but he would never think to rub fake blood over himself and hang from a chandelier!

    • Chaz

      Hoping you are right! She does have a five-day gap in her tour schedule, and she will be on the East coast, so it’s definitely possible.

  • Miss Talk

    Love me some Usher but the yeah! days are way behind him and us…
    Two words for you MTV: CHRIS BROWN. Enough said.

  • jordan

    @phil, i just meant i like them as a band,i wont get all pissy and throw a fit.

  • jordan

    i didnt mean to put live there.

  • Jill

    WTF, where is Adam Lambert???? He should be there too!!!!

  • Blondy

    OMG I love him and Cowboy-Dating was epic

  • dooniella

    Говорила мне мама: “Иди в гинекологи – всю жизнь руки в тепле будут.” Выpажение “pадует глаз” пpидумали циклопы. Девственница ничем не лучше развратницы – обе, в сущности, думают об одном и том же. “Моя хата – с краю, мой офис – в центре!” Стояла тихая Варфоломеевская ночь. Студент не знает в двух случаях: либо еще не сдавал, либо уже сдал.

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