The biggest pop culture music award show, “MTV Video Music Awards”, is back! Every year we anticipate the performance line ups, the nominees and of course the host to run the show. This year we’ve got our favourite ‘California Girl’, Katy Perry to host and perform at the MTV VMAs! MTV announced the news in the out of this world clip of Katy floating in space ready to touch down for the show.
Katy also posted the news on her Twitter introducing herself as the MOONWOMAN.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 27 July 2017
“I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
“Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.” said Katy Perry.
She’ll be hosting live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (Monday, August 28, 8.00 am Malaysia time).
The chanteuse is the first performer to be announced for this year’s show, so get ready to be blown away with her performance way ahead of her world tour for her latest album, Witness.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that she’s one of the top nominees having been nominated in five of the categories for the 2017 VMAs – Best Pop, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects for “Chained to the Rhythm,” Best Art Direction for “Bon Appetit,” and Best Collaboration for Calvin Harris’ “Feels” featuring Pharrell Williams, Perry and Big Sean.
Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom said that they’re excited to have her on board as the host and a performer for the 2017 MTV VMAs.
“She is at the forefront of music culture and the perfect person to anchor this year’s show, which promises to be one of the most diverse and music-filled in VMA history.” he said.
So far, Kendrick Lamar is in the leads with eight nominations for his music video ‘ Humble’. Meanwhile, Katy Perry and The Weeknd are head to head with five nominations each, and Bruno Mars and DJ Khaled not far behind with four nominations. Ed Sheeran and Alessia Cara tied with three nominations each. More will reveal soon!