Following this week’s headline-grabbing announcement of the nominees for the MTV’s Video Music Awards, the first set of performers to rock the stage at this year’s show have been revealed.
Find out who they are after the jump…
Leading the list of performers at the September 12th event is newly married Alicia Keys – who will be 7-8 months pregnant at the time of the show!
Joining Keys will be Usher, Pink, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, and 30 Seconds To Mars.
With the announced having already done the award-show circuit many a time over the last year, the show is going to need to pack more of punch if its looking to pull in the them all-important ratings. Last year’s show saw Janet Jackson tear down the house with her tribute to brother Michael; thus far, on paper, this year just doesn’t measure up.
That said, with this being MTV, it’s pretty much a given that the the ‘big guns’ will be announced nearer to the show. If there is any justice in the world, though a Lady GaGa / Beyonce duet (in light of all of their nominations) just has to happen!