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MTV Video Music Awards show taps Green Day, Pink

July 30, 2009 | 12:53 pm

Greendaygetty_150_ MTV has ramped up the lineup for its Video Music Awards, set for Sept. 13 in New York. The station announced that Green Day and Pink will appear on the network's multi-hour commercial-with-trophies program.

The two have been added to a program that already includes Taylor Swift and Muse. Green Day will perform a cut from "21st Century Breakdown," an album that has sold 703,000 copies since its release this spring, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Pink, who appeared last year, will again perform a tune from her "Funhouse," an album that has sold more than 1.2 million copes since its release last October.

An initial list of presenters has also been unveiled by the network, and they include Chace Crawford, Katy Perry and Ne-Yo. As previously reported, Russell Brand will return as host.

-- Todd Martens

Photo: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Credit: Getty Images