KANYE WEST SET TO MAKE HISTORY WITH SEVENTH VMA PERFORMANCE WEST’S “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” TO MARK TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE “2013 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”Kanye West At VMA’s 2010
New York, NY (August 5, 2013) – MTV announced today via its various social media platforms that megastar Kanye West is set to perform on the “2013 MTV Video Music Awards stage LIVE from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Following his performance of “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD,” – from the acclaimed, controversial #1 album YEEZUS – Kanye will triumphantly enter the history books by tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances. Both artists have notched performances at seven separate VMAs. In celebration of the forthcoming performance and feat, MTV Jams, MTV’s 24-hour hip-hop music channel and MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will feature an hour block of Kanye West videos and performances from 4-5pm ET/PT. On Wednesday morning, MTV’s AMTV will feature playlist of Kayne videos and performances. The announcement was made today from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and shared across MTV’s social channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine.
As a three-time VMA award winner, Kanye West has delivered some of the most visually stunning and memorable performances to date including the first look at Watch The Throne – which would become the highest grossing tour in hip-hop history – “Otis” with JAY Z in 2011; the innovative, theatrical staging and visuals of “Runaway” in 2010; his performance debut with auto-tune on “Love Lockdown” in 2008, a sound that would influence and dominate the charts for years to come; the hugely-influential, Daft Punk-sampling “Stronger” and “Good Life” with T-Pain in 2007; the mega-hit “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx in 2005, and his VMA debut performance with a medley of “Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through The Wire” featuring Chaka Khan in 2004. With this forthcoming performance, he will tie Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances with performances at seven separate VMA ceremonies.
West joins previously announced VMA performer Lady Gaga, who will perform the new single from her highly anticipated upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP. Additional 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” performers will be announced at a later date.
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