Virgins to one of pop-culture’s largest platforms, both Rihanna and Frank Ocean are set to hit the stage as performers on this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Kevin Hart. Announced just hours ago, the news kindles the bill which already houses a stellar line-up including, Alicia Keys, P!nk, and Taylor Swift.
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With Rihanna still circulating jams from 2011′s Talk That Talk and Ocean still feeling the gleam from the summer release of his album, Channel Orange – it’s clear that there’s plenty of material to bring to life…on stage. One should expect their additions to draw in larger numbers for the television spectacle, but will they disappoint?
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The MTV VMAs will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday September 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.