July 09, 2014 22:11:07 GMT
The 'She Came to Give It to You' singer joins Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer in the musical guest lineup.
Usher is added to the upcoming 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The R&B singer is announced to perform his new music at the live event on August 24. He joins Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer in the lineup.
The announcement comes on heels of the release of his new single "She Came to Give It to You". It features Nicki Minaj and is produced by Pharrell Williams. It's expected to be included in Usher's next studio installment which is currently in the works.
"Performing live is the purest form of musical expression and I am damn happy to return to the VMA stage with new music," he gushed.
Usher last performed on the VMAs stage in 2010, singing a medley of "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" and "OMG". He got three nominations for the latter song back then. He scored another nod in 2012 for Best Male Video, thanks to his song "Climax". Nominations for this year's event are expected to be revealed sometime soon.