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Rihanna and Frank Ocean will join Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Green Day, Pink and One Direction in the performance lineup of this year’s Video Music Awards, to be held Sept. 6 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The gig will mark Ocean’s VMA debut after releasing his debut album “Channel Orange” earlier this year. Rihanna, meanwhile, leads the contenders with five nominations, tying collaborator Drake for the most nods this year.

MTV also announced on Monday a new crop of presenters, including Brit boy band The Wanted, “Celeste and Jesse Forever” stars Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones, as well as Ke$ha and 2 Chainz.

The group joins previously announced presenters Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the Fierce Five U.S. Women’s Olympics Gymnastics team — Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney.

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