Jay-Z & Kanye West at VMA

Also on the list of performers in this year's no-host show: Lil Wayne, Adele, Pit Bull, Tony Bennett (taking part in an Amy Winehouse tribute), Bruno Mars, and Chris Brown. is comfirming that hip-hop kings Jay-Z and Kanye West, who just released their collaboration album Watch The Throne will be hitting the stage as a total "surprise" performance.

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The 2011 Video Music Awards will take place on MTV this Sunday night at 9/8C, and music fans have at least one worthwhile reason to tune in to the one night a year when "Music Television" pays any attention to music itself: Jay-Z and Kanye West will be appearing at the event, and are expected to perform.

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The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The awards will be broadcast live tonight at 9 p.m. EST on MTV.