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The network unveiled the complete list of musical performers today and it includes Pharrell Williams, Drake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, and Lionel Richie, who will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rising stars Adrian Marcel and Gabi Wilson will also perform during the ceremony.
When it comes to awards, power couple Beyonce and Jay Z lead the pack with five nominations each. Drake, Pharrell and newcomer August Alsina follow close behind with four nods each.