What better way to get psyched for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards than a free show from three-time nominee Robin Thicke?
Mr. "Blurred Lines" himself will help set the table for the August 26 extravaganza by headlining the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Concert at New York's Terminal 5 on August 23. The free show, a benefit for the national HIV/AIDS education organization Lifebeat, will be part of a series of VMA-themed concerts and events taking place across New York and Brooklyn in the lead-up to the main event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
This year's VMAs promise a constellation of major stars, with highly anticipated performances from seven-timer Kanye West and Lady Gaga, who will perform a new single from her upcoming ARTPOP album. More performers will be announced soon.
It's sure to be an exciting show with Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis leading the nominations with six apiece, including a face-off in the Video of the Year category for their respective videos for "Mirrors" and "Thrift Shop." Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds to Mars are also up for the special-edition Moonman, which was designed by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Monday, August 26 at 8am (TH/WIB), 9am (SIN/MAL/HK/PH) on MTV Asia, from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.