With the 2009 VMAs just a few days away, it’s hard to believe MTV is still adding performers and presenters to the final line-up. But they are and their official website says that Jay-Z will be debuting his collaboration with Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” at this year’s ceremony. The track comes from Jay’s latest album, The Blueprint 3, in stores and online now.
Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox, Shakira, Jack Black, 50 Cent, up and coming singer Justin Bieber and others have been added to the list of presenters, which already included Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Tracy Morgan and more.
In addition to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, other confirmed performers include Beyonce, Pink, Wale, Lady Gaga, Pitbull and Janet Jackson, who is set to open the show with a musical tribute to her late brother, the King of Pop aka Michael Jackson.
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday, September 13th live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall at 9pm/8c and will be hosted by Russell Brand.