Robin Thicke Confirmed to Headline VMA Pre-Show Event

"Blurred Lines" chart-topper Robin Thicke will headline this year's MTV VMA pre-concert benefiting Lifebeat.

According to MTV, the soulful singer will perform Friday, August 23 at New York's Terminal 5, giving one of several free shows leading up to the anticipated 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

The concert will promote Lifebeat, an organization dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are due to take place Sunday, August 25 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.