Taylor Swift to perform at MTV VMAs

2012-08-22 15:17
Los Angeles - Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The Love Story singer will debut a new song from her upcoming fourth studio album Red at the ceremony, which takes place at Los Angeles' Staples Centre on 7 September.

The country music singer - who is a six-time Grammy Award winner - will make the third VMA performance of her career at the star-studded ceremony.

Comedian Kevin Hart is hosting the event and Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the 2012 Gold Medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics Team, known as the 'Fierce Five', have been confirmed as presenters.

'To be on MTV is quite ironic'

International chart toppers Green Day, Alicia Keys and One Direction are set to perform at the ceremony.

As well as Taylor, Pink will also use the ceremony to debut a new song.

The So What hitmaker recently admitted performing at the awards is "extra special" as she was banned from watching music channels when she was younger.

She said: "Being a part of the VMAs for me is extra special because my mom never let me used to watch MTV as a little girl.

"I would watch it anyway but she would also try and ground me but then I would just sneak out my window and go to someone's house that had MTV. So to be on MTV is quite ironic."