Pharrell, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis among acts added to MTV Video Music Awards lineup

Pharrell Williams, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

From left, Pharrell Williams, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will join the MTV Video Awards lineup on Sunday.

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Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are among the performers added to the lineup for the MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced Tuesday.

Rising pop-soul singer Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots are also set to perform for the Sunday telecast in Los Angeles.

These artists join previously announced performer the Weeknd, who will debut the first-ever live performance of his summer hit “Can’t Feel My Face.”

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MTV also announced Kanye West would receive the night’s highest honor, the Video Vanguard award, which celebrates an artist’s impact on the visual medium. No word on whether West will take the stage.

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce lead in nominations at this year’s VMA’s. They also are competing for the night’s biggest award, video of the year, alongside Kendrick Lamar. Mark Ronson is also up for the honor for his Bruno Mars-assisted smash “Uptown Funk.”

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In total, Swift is up for nine trophies, with the majority of her Moonman awards for her fiery, action-packed visual for “Bad Blood.”


Sheeran has six nominations, and Beyonce, who dominated last year’s ceremony with the most nominations and stole the show with a 15-minute performance that ran through the entirety of her provocative, self-titled visual album, is up for five trophies.

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Microsoft Theater at 9 p.m. Miley Cyrus is set to host.

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