Get in the know — now! Ahead of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Us Weekly is indexing the hottest of all hot Hollywood celebs from music to TV and everything in between, to get ready to rock when the show airs live Sunday, Aug. 25 from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
To track the buzziest stars, Us Weekly has created Buzz Tracker, a tool that collects data from around the web — including Twitter mentions, Google alerts and other Internet metrics — to help you stay up-to-date on your favorite celebs as news breaks.
Here are a few of the most talked-about celebs we're following this week:
KANYE WEST: Taking the VMA stage with a storied history — remember his infamous 2009 Taylor Swift diss? — West will perform ""BLKKK SKKN HEAD" from his Yeezus album. While it remains to be seen if West's girlfriend Kim Kardashian will make an appearance, one thing is clear: West's "BLKKK SKKN HEAD" performance will be one for the record books. After his gig, West will tie Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances: Seven to date.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Tied with "Thrift Shop" duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the most nominations at the 2013 VMAs — six! — Timberlake will celebrate the success of his hits "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors" in categories including Best Male Video, Best Collaboration (with Jay-Z), as well as the coveted Video of the Year.
LADY GAGA: Now recovered from her hip surgery and ready to rock the VMAs, Gaga will debut the new single "Applause," from her upcoming album, ARTPOP, at the Aug. 25 show. Nearly as highly anticipated as her performance? What kind of over-the-top outfit Gaga will rock on the VMA red carpet.
Come back to UsMagazine.com before and during the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday at 9 p.m. to keep up with trending celebs and the VMAs' biggest news and performances.
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