Usher & 5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at the 2014 Video Music Awards

2014+Billboard+Music+Awards+Arrivals+OgEbYPp0cuQlMTVtoday announced via its various social media channels that GrammyAward winner, multi-platinum selling, recording artistUsherwill make a triumphant return to MTV and the VMA stage during the“2014 MTV Video Music Awards”live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA onSunday, August 24 at 9pm ET/PT.

A VMA mainstay, Usher has delivered some of the show’s most high octane and memorable performances including 2010’s stunning combo of “OMG” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” 2004’s mashup of “Confession” and “Yeah” (featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon).

“Performing live is the purest form of musical expression and I am damn happy to return to the VMA stage with new music!” -Usher

Hot on the heels of releasing their self-titled debut album, Australian pop-punk band and upcomingMTV Artist to Watch5 Seconds of Summer,also known as Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin, will take the VMA stage for the first time. The teen sensations have been wowing live audiences worldwide and will surely bring the audience to their feet on this night.

“Can’t wait to play the VMAs this year,” says5 Seconds of Summer. “It’s a huge honor and we always love coming over to the States. We can’t wait to play on such a big stage!”

Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer join previously announced Ariana Grande, who will also be performing on the VMA stage for the first time. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

The “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” nominations will be announced on Wednesday, July 16.

Photo: Getty Images via ABC

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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