Alicia Keys is the first artist announced to perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
Confirmed, along with nominations
Tuesday, Keys will grace the stage when the celebrated ceremony takes place September 6 in Los Angeles.
Rising group One Direction will also perform.
include Rihanna, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean and Katy Perry.
Additional performers are expected to be announced at a later date.
As previously reported, Keys is at work on a new album due later this year. She is also featured on "A New Day,"
a single with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre.