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Drake to perform at VMAs; Swift, Gomez to attend

Wednesday - 8/21/2013, 8:38pm  ET

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo shows rapper Drake at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. MTV announced Wednesday, Aug. 21, that Drake will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25. MTV also announced that Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kevin Hart will also attend the awards show. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Drake is the latest A-list musician set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

The rapper joins a hefty list of performers, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kanye West.

MTV also announced Wednesday that Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kevin Hart will attend the awards show, to air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead in nominations with six each. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke -- who will also perform -- are tied with Bruno Mars with four nominations each.

Jared Leto, Emeli Sande and A$AP Rocky will also appear.

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Online:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/


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