Kanye West to be honoured at MTV Video Music Awards

  • AP, New York
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2015 17:25 IST

The MTV Video Music Awards, which is to be held on Sunday in the US, is expected to be a star-studded affair. Singer Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be performing at the awards function where rapper Kanye West will be honoured with a special award. West will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for his memorable music videos and live performances.

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The Weeknd, Demi Lovato, A$AP Rocky, Tori Kelly and Twenty One Pilots also will perform during the two-hour show while Miley Cyrus will host the event.

Taylor Swift is the top contender with 10 nominations. Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson also are up for multiple awards. Additional performers and presenters will be announced later this week.

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