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5 Seconds of Summer to Make Their VMA Debut at MTV Awards





TWEET THIS: THIS JUST IN @5SOS set to join @usher as performers at the 2014 #VMAs in Cali!

Auckland, New Zealand (July 10th, 2014) Hot on the heels of releasing their self-titled debut album, Australian pop-punk boy band and MTV Artist to Watch 5 Seconds of Summer were announced today to perform on the VMA stage for the very first time. The teen sensations have wowed live audiences worldwide and will bring the audience to their feet as they hit the stage during the “2014 MTV Video Music Awards” live from the Forum in Inglewood, California airing live on MTV New Zealand on Monday 25th August at 12pm NZT.

“Can't wait to play the VMAs this year,” said 5 Seconds of Summer. “It’s a huge honour and we always love coming over to the States. We can't wait to play on such a big stage!”

Joining 5 Seconds of Summer, MTV today announced via social media that Grammy® Award winner, multi-platinum selling recording artist Usher will be making his triumphant return to MTV and the VMA stage. A VMA mainstay, Usher has delivered some of the show’s most high octane and memorable performances including 2010’s stunning combo of “OMG” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” and 2004’s mashup of “Confession” and “Yeah” (featuring Ludacris and Lil John).

Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer join previously announced artist Ariana Grande, who will also be performing on the VMA stage for the first time. Nominations and additional performers will be announced at a later date.

One of the best-selling musical artists in history, eight-time Grammy winner Usher Raymond is set to release his 8th studio album later this year, featuring his current single “Good Kisser”. Having released his first album 20 years ago, Usher has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Billboard named Usher the Number One Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade, and the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade. His 10-million-selling 2004 album "Confessions", enjoying its 10th anniversary this year, is ranked as the top solo album of the decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 Number One hits and 17 Hot 100 Top 10 singles and has appeared everywhere from Broadway to the Super Bowl. Usher also just wrapped his second season as a coach, having mentored the winner of the Emmy-Award winning hit reality TV show The Voice. He will also star as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film Hands of Stone, a biopic of boxer Roberto Duran played by Edgar Ramirez and costarring Robert De Niro due out in 2015. Realising that with success comes responsibility; Usher has also proven to be a major philanthropic force. Founded in 1999, his New Look Foundation empowers youth from impoverished communities to become leaders. In recognition of his accomplishments, Usher has been honoured by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Trumpet Foundation, Do Something, the NAACP, and as the 2010 Ford Freedom Award Scholar. Usher'sbusiness ventures include a best-selling line of fragrances and a business venture with RBMG (Raymond Braun Media Group), home to superstar Justin Bieber.

5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop-punk band. The quartet’s debut self-titled album, dropping July 22 on Capitol Records in the U.S., peaked at Number One on iTunes in 69 different countries when released. Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals). Their EP “She Looks So Perfect” debuted at Number Two in the U.S. on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and Number One on iTunes in over 50 countries. The band recently completed sold-out headline tours in the UK, Australia and North America and is currently on a worldwide stadium jaunt with One Direction.

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