MTV today announced via its various social media channels that Grammy® Award winner, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Usher will make a triumphant return to MTV and the VMA stage during the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, 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 upcoming MTV Artist to Watch 5 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,” says 5 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.
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