The likes of Lorde, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo will also present gongs, while DJ Mustard has been confirmed as this year's House DJ...
by Joanne Dorken
Sam Smith is set to make his US award show performance debut at the 2014 MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 24).
With his soulful sound and passionate vocals, Smith has taken the music world by storm with his hits including Stay With Me and Leave Your Lover and is certain to deliver a powerful first-time VMA performance that will leave the audience wanting more.
Looking ahead to his stint on stage, the Money On My Mind star stated: "I have watched the VMAs every year since I was a kid.
"I am so insanely nervous but also so honoured to be performing. This truly is a pinch yourself moment for me.”
Nominated in this year’s Artist to Watch category, Smith will also vie for the Best Male Video during the ceremony, held at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.
From the world of TV, Orange Is The New Black stars Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba will also be present to hand over the gongs, as well as Maze Runner and Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien and Vampire Diaries’ actress Nina Dobrev.
To keep the live crowd moving throughout the night, DJ Mustard will serve as the House DJ.