Frank Ocean won’t just be a nominee at this years MTV Video Music Awards.MTV just announced that Frank Ocean will be performing during the award show that also includes performances by Rihanna and Alicia Keys. No word yet on what song Frank will perform, but something from “channel ORANGE” is a lock.

If you missed the news prior, Frank Ocean was nominated for 3 VMA awards including Best Male Video and Best New Artist.

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live Los Angeles on Thursday, September 6, at 8 pm ET.

UPDATE: The start time has been bumped up one hour

MTV has moved up the start of its annual Video Music Awards so its fans won’t have to choose between pop stars and President Barack Obama.

The show is airing Thursday, the night Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for another term as president. But MTV said Tuesday it will run the show an hour earlier than it usually does to not conflict with Obama’s speech.

The show will run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern time. The president is scheduled to speak from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., after 10 p.m.