Not only will Robin Thicke be headlining the MTV Video Music Awards' pre-ceremony Lifebeat benefit concert on August 23 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, but the R'n'B artist will also perform during the August 25 big event. It's impossible not to include the sexy crooner in the performances line-up considering he has one of the biggest hits of the summer, "Blurred Lines".
Also added to the list initially occupied by the likes of Lady GaGa and Kanye West is Miley Cyrus, who like Thicke, clinched a spot on the line-up of performers by way of her scorching summer tune "We Can't Stop". Both Thicke and Cyrus are among this year's leading nominees, competing for the Best Song of the Summer award by way of their recent hits.
Their forthcoming performance at the VMA will be the first for both artists. Thicke is expected to bring along his track collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I. for this particular performance, since it is quite a bigger gig compared to previous renditions of "Blurred Lines" that Thicke did for TV appearances. Cyrus' participation was more or less expected after she starred in the latest VMA promo clip.
Pop icons GaGa and Katy Perry are going to give the first live rendition of their new singles, "Applause" and "Roar" respectively, on the VMA stage while West will be performing "Black Skinhead" from his "Yeezus" album. Electronic music duo Daft Punk will also make their first TV appearance since the release of their "Random Access Memories" album on that night.