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Britney Spears to present award at Sunday's VMAs

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Karen Butler
Singer Britney Spears attends the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 15, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Singer Britney Spears attends the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 15, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Pop star Britney Spears is to be a presenter at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.

E! News reported Spears will give out the first prize of the evening.

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The 33-year-old recording artist was famously mocked for her lifeless, lip-synced performance of her hit song "Gimme More" at the 2007 VMAs, which took place during a period of personal and emotional turmoil in her life. Spears has since released several blockbuster albums and enjoyed a successful Las Vegas concert residency.

Hosted by Miley Cyrus, this weekend's VMA show will include performances by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots.

Kanye West will be honored with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, which was previously bestowed upon Spears and Beyoncé.

Taylor Swift goes into the event with a leading nine nominations, including Video of the Year for "Bad Blood," and Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for "Blank Space." Ed Sheeran follows in second place with six nods, including Best Male Video and Best Pop Video for "Thinking Out Loud," and Best Choreography for "Don't."

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Beyoncé is up for five awards, including Video of the Year, Female Video and Best Pop Video for "7/11."

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