Justin Timberlake is set to solidify his musical legacy on MTV and pop culture history with an unforgettable performance as he takes the stage on the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and joins the exclusive list of legendary artists to receive the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” airs LIVE from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT (3 CET).

Timberlake has been the architect behind some of the most innovative and popular music videos of the last two decades including the emotionally drenched “Cry Me a River,” futuristic dance party, “Rock Your Body,” the dark and sultry, “SexyBack,” the exquisite black and white rat pack throwback “Suit & Tie,” as well as the hauntingly beautiful “Mirrors.” In honor of his artistry and innovation, Justin Timberlake will be presented the coveted “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” joining a prestigious list of past recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Britney Spears.

As a solo artist and as a member of *NSYNC, Timberlake has collectively won an astounding 14 VMAs, including “Male Artist of the Year” and “Quadruple Threat of the Year” in 2007 and “Best Pop Video” for “Cry Me a River” in 2003, which puts him second only to Madonna in total wins.

Justin Timberlake returns to the VMAs after a hugely successful year that saw his album, The 20/20 Experience debut at the top of the charts around the world. The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2 is set to be released on September 30. Through the years, Justin has thrilled fans with countless memorable performances including 2007’s medley of “Lovestoned” and “Give it to Me” with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado, 2006’s medley of “My Love” and “SexyBack” and 2002’s “Like I Love You.” Timberlake is the latest artist to join the previously announced 2013 VMA performers, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

Timberlake, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, leads this year’s VMA pack with six nominations each. Timberlake’s nominations include “Video of the Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Editing” for “Mirrors,” while his “Suit & Tie” featuring JAY Z, scored nods for “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Direction.”

Don't forget to watch August 25th for the entire show at 9 PM ET (3 CET).

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