MTV today announced that rapper Wiz Khalifa will perform his new single "Work Hard, Play Hard" for the first time on television at the "2012 MTV Movie Awards." The single is the debut track from the upcoming August release of Khalifa's second studio album, "O.N.I.F.C." In addition, Adam Sandler, Emma Watson, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller are the latest Hollywood stars confirmed to hand out golden popcorn awards at this year's ceremony. They join previously announced presenters Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, along with musical performer, chart-topping indie-pop group fun. Hosted by Russell Brand, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will be broadcast live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA on Sunday, June 3 at 9pm ET/PT.
With roots in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wiz Khalifa began rapping in the third grade and started recording his own music at the age of 14. That early enthusiasm for his craft led to "Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania," his first of many acclaimed mixtapes. In 2010, Khalifa made the transition from independent artist to signed performer when in collaboration with Rostrum Records, he joined Atlantic Records. At his new label home, he began a stratospheric rise to the top of the music charts in 2011 with the release of his three-time platinum single "Black and Yellow" off his first studio album "Rolling Papers." Khalifa's highly-anticipated second studio album "O.N.I.F.C." will be released August 2012.
Fusing MTV's musical core with the wonder and amazement of the comedy, drama, adventure and mystery inherent to the movie-going experience, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" will continue its tradition as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, while putting the spotlight on the most diverse roster of nominated films in years for the show.
Featuring a broad array of movies that resonated with the MTV audience this year, the "2012 MTV Movie Awards" nominees include both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as "Drive," "Like Crazy," "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and "My Week with Marilyn." MTV fans hold the "Power of the Popcorn" awards in their hands with voting available online via MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, June 2nd. As always, voting for "Movie of the Year" will remain open throughout the live show on Sunday, June 3rd.