Kanye, Pharrell The Weeknd Among Performers For VMAs

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, The Weeknd, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots are all set to perform at the 2015 Video Music Awards this Sunday.

Featuring Miley Cyrus as a host, the awards ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and be broadcast live on MTV's global networks.

Taylor Swift leads the nominations for this year's awards with a total of 10, followed by Ed Sheeran, who has earned six nods. Kendrick Lamar, follows at third with four nominations for his video "Alright."

Kanye's performance at this year's ceremony is notable int hat it makes him the artists with the most VMA performances, stepping ahead of Madonna, who previously held the title. Kanye will also be the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for 2015.

The full list of noms

Video of the Year
Beyoncé — "7/11"
Kendrick Lamar — "Alright"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran — "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood"

Best Male Video
Nick Jonas — "Chains"
Kendrick Lamar — "Alright"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran — "Thinking Out Loud"
The Weeknd — "Earned It"

Best Female Video
Beyoncé — "7/11"
Ellie Goulding — "Love Me like You Do"
Nicki Minaj — "Anaconda"
Sia — "Elastic Heart"
Taylor Swift — "Blank Space"

Artist to Watch
James Bay — "Hold Back the River"
George Ezra — "Budapest"
Fetty Wap — "Trap Queen"
FKA twigs — "Pendulum"
Vance Joy — "Riptide"

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé — "7/11"
Maroon 5 — "Sugar"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — "Uptown Funk"
Ed Sheeran — "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift — "Blank Space"

Best Rock Video
Arctic Monkeys — "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"
Fall Out Boy — "Uma Thurman"
Florence + the Machine — "Ship to Wreck"
Hozier — "Take Me to Church"
Walk the Moon — "Shut Up and Dance"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Big Sean (featuring E-40) — "I Don't Fuck with You"
Fetty Wap — "Trap Queen"
Kendrick Lamar — "Alright"
Nicki Minaj — "Anaconda"
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) — "See You Again"

Best Collaboration
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd — "Love Me Harder"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj — "Bang Bang"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — "Uptown Funk"
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood"
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) — "See You Again"

Best Direction
Childish Gambino — "Sober" (Director: Hiro Murai)
Hozier — "Take Me to Church" (Directors: Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson)
Kendrick Lamar — "Alright" (Directors: Colin Tilley and the Little Homies)
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) — "Uptown Funk" (Directors: Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood" (Director: Joseph Kahn)

Best Choreography
Beyoncé — "7/11" (Choreographers: Beyoncé, Chris Grant and Gabriel Valenciano)
Chet Faker — "Gold" (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Never Catch Me" (Choreographers: Keone Madrid and Mari Madrid)
OK Go — "I Won't Let You Down" (Choreographer: OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Ed Sheeran — "Don't" (Choreographers: Nappytabs)

Best Visual Effects
Childish Gambino — "Telegraph Ave." (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)
FKA Twigs — "Two Weeks" (Visual Effects: Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — "Where Are U Now" (Visual Effects: Brewer)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood" (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)
Tyler, The Creator — "Fucking Young/Death Camp" (Visual Effects: Gloria FX)

Best Art Direction
The Chemical Brothers — "Go" (Art Director: Michel Gondry)
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — "Where Are U Now" (Art Director: Brewer)
Snoop Dogg — "So Many Pros" (Art Director: Jason Fijal)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood" (Art Director: Charles Infante)
Jack White — "Would You Fight for My Love?" (Art Director: Jeff Peterson)

Best Editing
A$AP Rocky — "L$D" (Editor: Dexter Navy)
Beyoncé — "7/11" (Editors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran — "Don't" (Editor: Jacquelyn London)
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — "Where Are U Now" (Editor: Brewer)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood" (Editor: Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

Best Cinematography
Alt-J — "Left Hand Free" (Director of Photography: Mike Simpson)
FKA Twigs — "Two Weeks" (Director of Photography: Justin Brown)
Flying Lotus (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Never Catch Me" (Director of Photography: Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran — "Thinking Out Loud" (Director of Photography: Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — "Bad Blood" (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)

Best Video with a Social Message
Big Sean (featuring Kanye West and John Legend) — "One Man Can Change the World"
Colbie Caillat — "Try"
Jennifer Hudson — "I Still Love You"
Rihanna — "American Oxygen"
Wale — "The White Shoes"

Song of the Summer
5 Seconds of Summer — "She's Kinda Hot"
Fetty Wap — "My Way"
Selena Gomez (featuring ASAP Rocky) — "Good for You"
David Guetta (featuring Nicki Minaj) — "Hey Mama"
Demi Lovato — "Cool for the Summer"
Major Lazer — "Lean On"
OMI — "Cheerleader"
Silento — "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)"
Skrillex and Diplo (featuring Justin Bieber) — "Where Are U Now"
Taylor Swift — "Bad Blood"
The Weeknd — "Can't Feel My Face"

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