The 2013 VMAs: 15 Songs By Performers & Nominees

The 2013 MTV VMAs are just around the corner — celebrate with our playlist!


The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are going down August 25th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which marks the 30th anniversary of the famous awards show. It's also the first time the show is being held in New York City outside of Manhattan, and the expectations for the VMA 2013 are high.

Leading the pack with the most nominations are Justin Timberlake plus Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who both have 6 nods under their belts. JT will be receiving the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and while his performance at the VMAs is still mum, it's been confirmed that Macklemore will be performing his socially-concious hit "Same Love".

Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, and Robin Thicke each share four nods, while Pink and Thirty Seconds To Mars have three nominations to their name. Miley will be taking the stage to perform a new song (hopefully!) from her upcoming album Bangerz, and both Mars and Thicke will be singing live on the VMAs.

Other performers at the VMA 2013 include Lady Gaga debuting her massive single "Applause", Katy Perry following suit with her comeback single "Roar", and Kanye West/Daft Punk collaborating on "Black Skinhead".

To celebrate this massive moment in music, we've put together a VMA 2013 playlist on Spotify: just press play and hear the sounds of the performers and nominees while you wait to see 'em live August 25th!

1. We Can't Stop ♬ Miley Cyrus
2. Take Back The Night ♬ Justin Timberlake
3. Applause ♬ Lady Gaga
4. Black Skinhead ♬ Kanye West
5. Roar ♬ Katy Perry
6. Blurred Lines ♬ Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell & T.I.
7. Same Love ♬ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
8. Locked Out Of Heaven ♬ Bruno Mars
9. Baby I ♬ Ariana Grande
10. Get Lucky ♬ Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
11. I Knew You Were Trouble ♬ Taylor Swift
12. What About Love ♬ Austin Mahone
13. Just Give Me A Reason ♬ Pink ft. Nate Ruess
14. Up In The Air ♬ Thirty Seconds To Mars
15. Come & Get It ♬ Selena Gomez

Who are you rooting for to win big at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? Let us know in the comments...