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No Sleep Til Brooklyn: Stars Head to Barclays for MTV VMAs This Sunday

Image courtesy of MTV (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MTV (via ABC News Radio)

Big stars!  Reunions!  Crazy outfits!  Insane antics!  Oh, yeah, and some people will win awards, we guess.  That's what this Sunday night's MTV VMAs will be all about.

Returning to the East Coast for the first time since 2009, this year's MTV Video Music Awards will, for the first time, take place in Brooklyn, rather than in Manhattan.  Believe it or not, this year marks the 30th installment of the VMAs -- the first one was back in 1984, and the "big-name" hosts were... Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler . Really.

The big draws this year, as always, will be the performances.  On tap to open the show is Lady Gaga , in her first big public performance since she canceled her Born this Way Ball earlier this year due to a hip injury.  Speaking to the U.K. radio station KISS FM, Gaga said of her performance, "I don't want to give any specifics, because of course I want everyone to be surprised, but it is the most physically challenging performance I've done...ever."

She added that the performance will be "beautiful" and "so indicative of me as an artist."  "We've been planning it for a very long time. I've been rehearsing every single day until my feet bleed," she gushed. "I'm so excited. I mean, I can't wait."  Gaga also pointed out that her Born This Way Ball tour was canceled after 99 performances, so she'll consider this one her 100th.  "It's kind of exciting. I've definitely have thought of nothing else since my show ended," she said of her return to the stage.

Closing the show -- and sitting next to Gaga in the audience, apparently -- will be Katy Perry , performing "Roar" outdoors, from an undisclosed location.  During that segment, the name of Katy's next single, voted on by fans, will be revealed.  And in between that, you'll see Miley Cyrus , Robin Thicke , Kanye West , Bruno Mars , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Drake . 

In addition, Justin Timberlake will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award -- presented to him by his pal Jimmy Fallon -- and, rumor has it, he'll stage a reunion with his group 'N SYNC .  Presenters include Taylor Swift , Selena Gomez , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Jared Leto , Kevin Hart , Emeli Sandé and A$AP Rocky .  And viewers will get their first look at footage from the upcoming movie Divergent , presented by the movie's stars, Shailene Woodley and Theo James .

As for those awards, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are tied for the most nominations, with six each. Bruno Mars has four; Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three each.  fun. is up for two trophies, including Best Pop Video for "Carry On," which shows the group in various New York City locations. 

Explaining their decision to set the clip in the band's hometown, frontman Nate Ruess tells ABC News Radio, "I think that that video shows a lot of who we are when we're at home. And New York is an important place as far as the album Some Nights is concerned because...lyrically when I think about it...I think of every scene and what the lyrics mean to me and they all take place in New York."  Just like this year's VMAs.

Here are the nominations:  

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Fun., "Carry On"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
Selena Gomez, "Come and Get It"

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Ed Sheeran, "Lego House"
Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"
Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"

Best Hip Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Drake, "Started from the Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, "F--kin' Problems"
J. Cole feat. Miguel, "Power Trip"

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay Z, "Suit & Tie"
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment"
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"

Best Video with a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson, "People Like Us"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"
Snoop Lion, "No Guns Allowed"
Miguel, "Candles in the Sun"
Beyoncé, "I Was Here"

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Twenty One Pilots, "Holding On to You"
Zedd feat. Foxes, "Clarity"
Austin Mahone, "What About Love"
The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"
Iggy Azalea, "Work"

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"
Fall Out Boy, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait"
Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Up in the Air"
Vampire Weekend, "Diane Young"

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"
Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Up in the Air"
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N"
Lana Del Rey, "National Anthem"
Alt-J, "Tesselate"

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, "Fine China"
Ciara, "Body Party"
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, "Live It Up"
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, "#thatPOWER"
Bruno Mars, "Treasure"

Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Up in the Air"
Lana Del Rey, "Ride"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
A-Trak & Tommy Trash, "Tuna Melt"

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, "Suit & Tie"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"
Fun., "Carry On"
Drake, "Started from the Bottom"

Best Editing
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

Best Visual Effects
Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"
Duck Sauce, "It's You"
Flying Lotus, "Tony Tortures"
Skrillex feat. the Doors, "Breakn' a Sweat"
The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"

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