via press release:
OMG! USHER TO PERFORM AT THE “MTV 2010 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY PARAMORE
Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo and Robyn Join VMA House Artist deadmau5 for One of a Kind Performances
‘The Social Network’s’ Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg And Andrew Garfield Set To Present At The 27th Annual VMAs Airing Live from Los Angeles On Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9PM (ET/PT)
New York, NY (August 26 2010) – The list of VMA performers continues to grow as MTV confirms Usher for the “2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” Riding the wave of success surrounding his hit album, Raymond v. Raymond and the release of his follow up album this week, Versus, Grammy Award(R) winning artist Usher is sure to move the crowd and bare his soul on the stage at this year’s show. Adding to the already impressive lineup, Paramore, nominated this year for “Best Rock Video,” are also set to wow the VMA audience with a special performance. Additionally, Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo, and Robyn will perform never before heard mixes of their current hit singles with this year’s VMA house artist, deadmau5. These artists join the previously announced list of VMA performers includes Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Drake, B.o.B, and Florence + The Machine.
In addition, The Social Network’s Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield join already confirmed presenters Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo. As previously announced, comedienne Chelsea Handler will host the show. The “2010 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.) MTV will announce additional performers and presenters on a later date.
“It is an honor to once again be a part of the MTV Video Music Awards. I can’t wait to perform for my fans all around the world who have helped to make this album a success and my being here possible,” said Usher. “You never know what’s gonna happen on an MTV VMA stage…I look forward to making it a night to remember.”
Viewers can vote for general VMA categories, including “Best New Artist,” by visiting vma.mtv.com beginning Tuesday, August 3. In addition, text voting for “Best New Artist” is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 97979. Voting continues through the show, live on September 12. Also, Verizon Wireless subscribers can vote in all categories by texting VMA to 97979 (standard message rates apply.)
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the “2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Garrett English is co-Executive Producer/Executive in Charge of Production. Amy Doyle is co-Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Jen Jones is co- Executive Producer. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.
Official sponsors of the “2010 MTV Video Music Awards” are 5(R) REACT Gum, freecreditscore.com, Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid, Rhapsody(R), Samsung Fascinate a Galaxy S phone, Taco Bell(R) and Verizon Wireless.
The “2010 MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of 63 channels reaching 605 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries — giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one full day-ad supported network for P12-24. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the second quarter of 2010 — up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the second quarter of 2010 increased +8% from Q1/2010. And MTV’s successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.