Alicia Keys, Usher, Jay-Z and Company Ready For VMA Performance

We guess there is no resting for the pregnant Alicia Keys, as she signed up to perform at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Hopefully she won’t get on top of a piano this time. Other artist announced for the star studded awards show includes Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Usher, Pink and 30 Seconds to Mars, reports The Marquee Blog of CNN. Jay-Z and Keys’ duet “Empire State of Mind” appears in three categories; Best Collaboration, Best Cinematography and Best Direction, while Usher is up for Best Male Video, Best Dance Music Video and Best Choreography. Perry is vying for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video, 30 Seconds to Mars received four nods including a bid in Best Direction, and Pink gets two nominations in Best Direction and Best Editing. As previously reported, Lady Gaga is leading the way with a record 13 nominations, while label mate Eminem follows behind with eight nods. The 2010 VMA’s kicks off in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m.

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