MTV VMA Nominees Robin Thicke And Miley Cyrus To Perform At Ceremony: 'We Have Some Big Surprises Planned'

Miley and Robin will also compete for new award

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His number one song Blurred Lines has had everyone tapping their feet this summer - and not only has Robin Thicke been nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards, but he will also be performing the catchy tune at this year's event.

The 36-year-old, who has seen his song hit the top of the charts around the world, has been nominated for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Collaboration and Best Song of the Summer.

And to prove why it is worthy of these gongs, he - presumably along with Pharrell Williams and T.I. - will take to the stage to perform. And Robin says it's going to be rather special.

Robin Thicke will perform his number one song Blurred Lines at this year's MTV VMAs (WENN)

He said: "I am excited to be an inaugural nominee in the ‘Song of the Summer’ category and to be performing on the VMA's. We have some big surprises planned and I hope everyone will tune in to see it.”

The Californian also took to his Twitter page today and wrote: "I will be performing at this years #VMAs. Thank you for making this happen! #BlurredLines. Honored to be up for Song of the Summer at the #VMAs."

Also nominated in the category is Selena Gomez's Come & Get It, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's I Need YOur Love, Daft Punk's Get Lucky and One Direction's Best Song Ever.

Miley Cyrus's We Can't Stop has also been nominated for Song of the Summer, and she will be performing it on the night - with added twerking no doubt!

Miley Cyrus is also playing at the event - and battling Thicke for the Song of the Summer award (WENN)

The recipient of the award will be decided by music fans who can vote via Twitter, Instagram or Vine by using the appropriate hashtag: #votemileycyrus, #votedaftpunk, #voteselenagomez, #voteonedirection, #voterobinthicke, #votecalvinandellie.

In fact, it's proved to be a good year for Miley and the VMAs - not only will this be her first ever performance at the VMAs, but she has also been nominated for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing.

She took to her Twitter page today to share her excitement and asked her faithful following to cast their vote in her direction.

She wrote: "Officially the most nominated female at VMAs!!!!!!!!!! Vote Vote Vote. I ❤ my life. Waking up to another nomination and my fans going ape s**t cuz they just found out I'm performing. I live for this #votemiley."

2012's big winners One Direction will be back to present this year (WENN)

But she hasn't reckoned on the world's current biggest boy band's fans stealing her crown.

Having won three gongs at the event last year, One Direction are back this year as presenters - and they are very excited about taking on Miley, Robin, Daft Punk, Selena and Calvin for the new award.

Liam Payne said: "Last year’s VMA’s were unbelievable and certainly a night that none of us will ever forget. We are very excited to come back this year and present an award and it was fantastic to find out that ‘Best Song Ever’ has been nominated in the best song of the summer category.”

The awards take place live at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 and it will air in the UK on MTVUK the following night at 9pm.

Good luck everyone!

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Pharrell Williams passes the mic to Miley Cyrus during their performance at the MySpace party in El Rey Theatre. (Splash News)