Another day, another pair of big names to add to the ever-growing list of performers for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke have just announced they’ll take the stage at the show, joining previously announced performers Katy Perry , Lady Gaga and Kanye West on August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn!
One Direction, who made quite the impact at last year’s show — performing their single “One Thing” and snagging three Moonmen , including Best New Artist and Best Pop Video for “What Makes You Beautiful” — have also been confirmed to make an appearance at the 2013 VMAs.
Miley, Robin and 1D will also go head-to-head in a brand-new VMA category: Best Song of the Summer, which pits six of the season’s hottest tracks against each other in a battle for summer supremacy. Miley’s “We Can’t Stop,” Thicke’s inescapable “Blurred Lines” and One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” go head-to-head with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “I Need Your Love,” Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” for the inaugural award, powered by Windows Phone.
We’ve been debating who had the hottest song of the summer for months, but now, you’re going to have the final say … and the winner is going to walk away with a KAWS-designed Moonman!
Best Song of the Summer is a socially-driven category, and beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites via Twitter, Instagram or Vine by using the appropriate hashtag: #votemiley, #votedaftpunk, #voteselena, #voteonedirection, #votethicke or #votecalvinandellie … voting will remain open until the VMAs, which air live on Sunday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET.
Their Song of the Summer noms bring both Miley’s and Robin’s total to four … tied with Bruno Mars for second-most heading into the big show. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead all artists with six nominations apiece.
Don’t miss Miley, Robin, One Direction and a whole lot more at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25 at 9 p.m. ET.