Christina, All-American Rejects, Pharrell To Perform At VMAs

Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Busta Rhymes among first batch of presenters.

Sure, Christina Aguilera recently performed at the MTV Movie Awards, but there ain’t no other award show like the MTV Video Music Awards.

So Aguilera has signed on to sing at this year’s VMAs, broadcasting from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on August 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (see “Shakira, Chili Peppers, Madonna, Panic! Lead List Of Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards” ).

The addition of Christina, along with fellow performers the All-American Rejects and Pharrell, who will join Ludacris onstage, was announced Tuesday (August 16), along with the first batch of presenters.

That list includes Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey (presumably not presenting with Simpson), Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Missy Elliott, Fall Out Boy, Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Amy Lee of Evanescence, Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, the cast of “Jackass: Number Two” and professional skateboarder and snowboarder Shaun White.

Previously announced performers include Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Panic! at the Disco, T.I., the Killers, the Raconteurs and Luda. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.

The 2006 VMAs will be hosted by first-timer Jack Black (see “Jack Black To Host MTV Video Music Awards; Promises To ‘Bring The Thunder’ “ ).

For more on Christina Aguilera, check out the feature “Christina Aguilera’s Old Soul.”

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