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Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY
USA TODAY - Justin Timberlake, who's tied with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the most MTV Video Music Awards nominations, will perform on this year's VMAs.
Timberlake also will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The award honors innovation and artistry in music video creation and previously has been given to Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Britney Spears was the last artist to receive the award, in 2011.
As a member of *NSYNC and as a solo act, Timberlake has won 14 VMAs, putting him second to Madonna in total wins. He has six nominations this year, including one for video of the year.
Timberlake joins previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. The VMAs will air live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Aug. 25 (9pm ET/PT, MTV).