The upcoming 2010 MTV Video Music Awards are definitely shaping up to be one night to be remembered!
It was recently announced that R&B singer Usher and Young Money femcee Nicki Minaj will take the stage at this year’s show, in addition to other announced performers including Drake, Kanye West, Eminem and more. Usher will perform on the VMA main stage while Nicki will perform her second solo single “Your Love” for the very first time (on TV) outside the Nokia Theater during the VMA red carpet pre-show.
In a statement announcing his first VMA performance since 2004, Usher said:
“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. You never know what’s gonna happen on an MTV VMA stage. … I look forward to making it a night to remember.”
Usher is nominated in three categories: “Best Male Video,” “Best Dance Video” and “Best Choreography,” all for his hit international single “OMG.”
Meanwhile, beginning today, Nicki Minaj fans will have the opportunity to enter a contest (via Twitter) in which 10 lucky fans will win front row spots to watch their favorite Harajuku Barbie do her thing for the first time ever (solo, of course) on LIVE TV!! For more details on the contest, follow @NickiMinaj and @MTVTJ on Twitter. Winners will be announced this Friday (Sep 10), just 2 days before the VMAs goes down.
“I am truly honored to be a part of this year’s VMAs. Just yesterday I was an underground female rapper. See Barbz? Dreams do come true,” says Nicki Minaj.
The 2010 VMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater on Sunday, September 12th 2010 and will be hosted by Chelsea Handler.