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The performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards are getting hotter and hotter as it was just announced that superstar and five-time nominee Rihanna is set to take the stage. Top that off with a debut performance from “Best New Artist” nominee Frank Ocean and we have got an exciting show on our hands.

Rihanna and Ocean join an already impressive performance lineup which includes Taylor Swift, Green Day, Pink, Alicia Keys and One Direction. Swift is set to perform a new song off her forthcoming album, Red.

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In addition to Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the Fierce Five girls of the gold medal winning U.S. Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team, musical acts The Wanted, 2 Chainz and Ke$ha will also grace the stage. The stars of Celeste and Jesse ForeverRashida Jones and Andy Samberg – will make an appearance as well.

Hosted by funny man Kevin Hart, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Staples Center on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8 PM.