MTV VMAs: Pharrell and Demi Lovato to Perform, Kanye West to Recieve Big Honor

by Sophie Schillaci 4:05 PM PDT, August 25, 2015
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With Miley Cyrus running the show, there's no doubt we're in for some big surprises at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. But first, let's start with the regularly programmed performers...

Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots are the first batch of performers to be announced for this year's ceremony, airing live on MTV on Sunday, August 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

As it was previously announced, The Weeknd will also hit the stage during Sunday's show.

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The news comes just after Kanye West was revealed as this year's Video Vanguard Award recipient, with a brief promo celebrating some of his most memorable music videos.

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With West as the night's top honoree and Taylor Swift as this year's most-nominated artist (she's up for nine Moonmen, including for Video of the Year, but has not yet been confirmed as a potential performer) -- we have to wonder if these two will have any cheeky surprises up their sleeves.

West and Swift mended fences earlier this year, after the former famously interrupted the latter during her acceptance for Female Video of the Year at the 2009 VMAs ceremony.

"We've never been in the studio together, but, he's got a lot of amazing ideas," Swift told ET of West in April of this year. "He's very creative and... I think we've talked about [working together] but we've also talked about many other things... I completely respect him as a producer. So, that's all I know now."

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Since our sit-down, Swift has made countless headlines for her non-stop parade of surprise guests on her 1989 World Tour. From Julia Roberts to Fetty Wap to Alanis Morissette, Swift has cultivated an impressive roster of squad members already -- could West be next?

We can only hope. In the meantime, watch Swift rock out to "You Oughta Know" at L.A.'s Staples Center on Monday night.

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