The Democratic party has announced that it's recruited some big name acts for the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver. Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. will take to stage to support presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama at the four day event, which kicks off on August 25.

The recently revealed acts may come as a bit of surprise, but this year's election is being geared toward motivating young people to get out and vote for change. A slew of musicians have already rallied behind Obama, including Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Common, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Nick Cannon and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, who are all featured in the Emmy-award winning collage style "Yes We Can" music video.

Forest Whitaker, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Edward Norton are also set to attend the event.

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    NEW ORLEANS - JULY 04: Kanye West performs at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2008 in New Orleans,Louisiana . (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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    **FILE** Kanye West attends a fashion show in Paris, on Feb. 28, 2008. In a rant on his blog written Tuesday June 24, 2008, West defended himself from criticism over his delayed performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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    Rappers Lil Wayne and Kanye West on stage during the 2008 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..BET Awards 2008 - Show.Shrine Auditorium.Los Angeles, CA United States.June 24, 2008.Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com..To license this image (55197158), contact WireImage.com

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    Rapper Kanye West on stage during the 2008 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..BET Awards 2008 - Show.Shrine Auditorium.Los Angeles, CA United States.June 24, 2008.Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com..To license this image (55198080), contact WireImage.com

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