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2013 MTV VMAs: Read our live blog here!

Tonight, MTV’s Video Music Awards will officially colonize Brooklyn with a show that promises an evening of milestones.

Justin Timberlake will receive the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Kanye West will officially tie Madonna’s seven-performances VMA record. Fingers crossed, Best Hip-Hop Video Nominee Kendrick Lamar will show up and throw insulting rhymed verses in everyone’s face. Performers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga will hopefully settle their not-really-a-feud feud with a dance showdown moderated by the robots from Daft Punk. Perhaps Justin Bieber will wear an exciting hat.

Anything could happen, and everything will. So let EW’s Adam Markovitz and Darren Franich guide you through an evening of pop cultural insanity. The pre-show starts on MTV at 8 p.m. ET, and join us at 9 p.m. when our livebloggers officially begin an evening of thoughtful cultural commentary and snide remarks about kooky music-fashion. See you there!
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VMAs 2013: Jimmy Fallon to present Justin Timberlake with Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Justin Timberlake has always looked up to the King of Pop, and now the “Take Back the Night” singer will be honored with a prize in his name. Timberlake is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards, the network has officially announced.

The kudos will be given to him by his trusted partner-in-likability Jimmy Fallon and will be serve as a commendation for his role in such video excellence as “Mirrors,” “Sexy Back,” and The One With All The Boobies “Tunnel Vision.”

We’re not sure if Timberlake’s award takes into account his years of service in NSYNC, but any sort of career retrospective certainly boosts the chances of the boy band’s rumored reunion. Fellow NSYNC-er Lance Bass hinted at as much (and first leaked word of Timberlake’s VMA accolade) in a recent radio interview.

Either way, Timberlake will certainly perform along with all the rest of pop radio at the Brooklyn-hosted show. Watch it all on MTV this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, and be sure to stop by Music Mix, where our Brooklyn Bureau will be covering the event with live recaps, highlights, and exclusive reporting all night.

Report: Justin Timberlake and NSYNC will reunite at the VMAs

There was at least one group of people disappointed by Justin Timberlake’s remarkably successful return to music this year: Those hoping for an NSYNC reunion.

Enter the power of MTV. It was already announced that Timberlake would be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this Sunday’s ceremony, but now, according to reports from sources within MTV, Timberlake will be joined by his old NSYNC compadres Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass, and JC Chasez for a performance.

Despite the ongoing showdown between Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, this NSYNC news has now become one of the biggest stories of this weekend’s show. It seemed like an NSYNC reunion was an impossibility, mostly because Timberlake was doing just fine on his own, thank you very much. It’s doubtful that this will lead to any extended work together (Timberlake has two movies to promote, plus an arena tour supporting the entirety of The 20/20 Experience), but it’ll provide some satisfying closure in the great boy-band comeback of 2013 that has included Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, and 98 Degrees.

MTV has yet to comment on these reports directly, though something like this happens just about every year—in 2009, the appearance by Janet Jackson memorializing her recently deceased brother Michael was the worst kept secret in the universe, as was the “surprise” appearance of Jay Z and Kanye West at 2011′s show.

So what do you hope to hear from NSYNC at this Sunday’s Video Music Awards? Do you think everybody still knows those awesome “Bye Bye Bye” moves? And will Timberlake resurrect his terrible hair from the NSYNC era? Pop and lock in the comments.

MTV announces Kanye performance at this year's VMAs

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Somebody at MTV better get their croissant guy on speed dial — Kanye West is coming to the VMAs.According to the channel’s press release, it’s actually historic:

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.

In celebration of the forthcoming performance and feat, MTV Jams, MTV’s 24-hour hip-hop music channel and MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will feature an hour block of Kanye West videos and performances from 4-5pm ET/PT.  On Wednesday morning, MTV’s AMTV will feature playlist of Kayne videos and performances.

So put that one in your day planner, T. Swift!

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT.

Lady Gaga announced as first VMA performer, will play new 'ARTPOP' single

Everybody better strap on a comfortable pair of shoes (so the Alexander McQueen lobster claw is out), because the march toward Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP is on.

Though we still do not know the name of ARTPOP‘s first single, that will not stop Ms. Germanotta from performing the new track for the first time at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 25. (The single itself will roll out on August 19.)

Gaga is no stranger to the VMA stage—she memorably bled out while singing “Paparazzi” at the 2009 show, and in 2011 she treated the world to several hours of Jo Calderone. What wacky stagecraft will she break out this time? And will Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the site of this year’s VMA show, ever be the same again? We’ll have to wait until August 25 to find out.

Lady Gaga is the first performer announced for this year’s show, and since the Moonmen themselves are relatively pointless (nobody in EW’s offices could remember that Rihanna won last year’s Video of the Year for “We Found Love”), the performances are the real draw. The rest will be rolled out shortly, but there are a handful of people they could book that would make perfect sense.  READ FULL STORY

VMA Nominations: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Robin Thicke, and the usual suspects

MTV’s annual Video Music Awards always ends up being the last big event of the summer, so the announcement of the nominations always comes with the dread that we’re closer to the end of beach season than the beginning.

Still, despite the cold autumnal darkness on the horizon, there are still Moonman statuettes to give out. And this year, the most likely winners are Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, both of whom have picked up six nominations. (Timberlake got four for “Mirrors” and a pair for “Suit & Tie,” while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ noms are split between “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love”).

“Mirrors” and “Thrift Shop” will be competing for Video of the Year in a category fleshed out by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Fans can vote for Video of the Year at the official VMA site.

The rest of the nominations are pretty predictable — Drake, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Pink, Chris Brown, and Beyoncé are all on the list. Check out the full slate of nominees below.  READ FULL STORY

MTV's 'Awkward': Tegan and Sara will serve as music supervisors on next episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Partly because it’s on MTV but mostly because it’s just a cool show, teen dramedy Awkward always showcases really great music.Last night’s episode, for instance, featured songs from Saskwatch (“Your Love”), Madi Diaz (“Heavy Heart”), and Wild Nothing (“Nocturne”), among many others.

And now, you can expect the show’s music to get even better; EW has exclusively learned that songs on the May 7 episode of Awkward will be curated by twin-sister pop star duo Tegan and Sara.

Don’t worry, we won’ t leave you hanging like that — we also know exactly which songs T&S have chosen for the episode. Here’s the list of what they’ve got on tap for next Tuesday’s half hour of Awkward-ness:

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MTV Video Music Awards to make history with move to Brooklyn

MTV is set to make history later this year when it brings its annual celebration of music videos to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The 2013 Video Music Awards will be the first major annual award show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn, MTV announced today.

The VMAs got its start in the Big Apple — the first show was in New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 1984 — but for the past three years, the show has been in Downtown Los Angeles, also relocating to Las Vegas, Miami, and back to Radio City Music Hall during its 29-year history. READ FULL STORY

SXSW: Macklemore, Tegan and Sara do it for the kids at the MTVU Woodie Awards

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There were so many decked out college kids at the MTVU Woodie Awards on Thursday, you’d think a ModCloth warehouse exploded somewhere nearby.

There were girls with neon face paint smeared across the bridges of their noses like hippie warpaint. There was a guy with a turtle shell strapped to his front and a stuffed Yoda doll hanging off his back. Someone was holding a giant pinwheel high in the crowd, and someone else was dancing with plastic flowers woven into her hair.

Everyone was getting hopped up on Mountain Dew. And no one had any patience for the slow songs. They wanted high kicks and laser lights and fog machines and, above all, somebody—anybody!—to shout, MAKE SOME NOISE!

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My Morning Jacket's Jim James to headline Artists.MTV event at SXSW -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s only March, but many are already putting Jim James’ solo debut Regions of Light and Sound of God in the running for their year-end lists, making the bearded My Morning Jacket messiah one of this year’s hottest SXSW acts.

So who better than a indie-country-folk-soul hybrid like James to headline an event hosted by the MTV/VH1/CMT trio? The sister music channels (who all share Viacom as a parent company) have announced the details of an SXSW showcase of their new Artists.MTV platform, including an impressive lineup of performers.

James will get top billing, with NYC indie-rockers Guards and LA’s Youngbood Hawke playing the two slots before him. Other acts including ZZ Ward, Elle King, Ashley Monroe, and Striking Matches are also scheduled to perform.

The party goes down the evening of March 12 at the Control Room in Austin. Check out the complete lineup below, and head to MTV.Artists for more information on the acts:

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