New York - Pharrell and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, where Kanye West will receive a special award.
West will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for his memorable music videos and live performances.
The Weeknd, Demi Lovato, A$AP Rocky, Tori Kelly and Twenty One Pilots also will perform during the two-hour show.
Miley Cyrus is set to host the event.
Taylor Swift is the top contender with 10 nominations. Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson also are up for multiple awards.
Additional performers and presenters will be announced later this week.