You didn’t think MTV would have a party and not invite Usher, did you? The 2010 Video Music Awards just got bigger, with the addition of Ush to the list of performers at the September 12 show, as well as Paramore, who are slated to give a special performance during the event hosted by “Chelsea Lately” star comedian Chelsea Handler .
“It is an honor to once again be a part of the MTV Video Music Awards,” said Usher in a statement announcing his first performance at the VMAs since a rain-soaked trip through “Yeah!” back in 2004 . “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, who just this week dropped the sequel to his hit Raymond v. Raymond album, Versus, is nominated in the Best Male Video, Best Dance Music Video and Best Choreography categories for “OMG.” Paramore are nominated for Best Rock Video, and singer Hayley Williams’ “Airplanes” collaboration with B.o.B is up for Best Collaboration, Best Male Video, Best Hip-Hop Video and Video of the Year. They will join an all-star roster of performers that already includes Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Drake and Florence + the Machine .
In addition, house artist Deadmau5 will have plenty of help throughout the night, as he’ll be joined by by Travie McCoy, Jason Derülo and Robyn, who will perform never-before-heard mixes of their current hits.
It was also announced on Thursday (August 26) that the upcoming Facebook flick “The Social Network” will be well represented by stars Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, who were added to a list of presenters that includes Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Trey Songz, Ashley Greene, Selena Gomez and Ne-Yo. MTV will announce additional performers and presenters at a later date.
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET.