Robin Thicke & Macklemore Perform at Pre-VMAs Concert to Benefit Music Fights HIV/AIDS

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We're just hours away from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards tonight. Will you be watching to see all of the great performances? We will!

To kick off this year's festivities, airing live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, we saw--and fell in love with--performances by Robin Thicke and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis this Friday at Terminal 5 in New York City. 

Starting off the night with "Ten Thousand Hours", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis put on a great show. The duo performed hits "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) and "Same Love" (featuring Mary Lambert), which they will again perform at the awards show on Sunday night. 

Meanwhile, headline Robin Thicke started the crowd dancing with his #1 chart-topping song "Blurred Lines". The singer performed many of his previous hits and even a surprise performance of Al Green's "Let's Say Together". 

We absolutely loved seeing the show, especially since the #twcVMAconcert from Time Warner Cable was all to benefit Lifebeat (Music Fights HIV/AIDS), a national nonprofit organization that is focused on educating America's yougn about HIV/AIDS prevention. 

Are you glad to see stars giving back for a good cause? Will you be watching the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards tonight? In the meantime, check out the most memorable Latino artist performances of the past. 

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Irina Gonzalez,

An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York,,,,, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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