by Staff writer
Katy Perry will host and also perform at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, DNB Stories has learned.
Perry is the first performer to be revealed for this year’s awards, and is also one of the most-nominated artists with five nominations.
With five VMA nominations, Perry is nominated for best pop, best direction and best visual effects awards for “Chained to the Rhythm,” plus best art direction for “Bon Appetit” and Best Collaboration with Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean for “Feels.”
This will be Perry’s first time hosting the VMAs.
Last year’s show did not have a traditional host, but featured Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as commentators.
In 2015, Miley Cyrus hosted the show.
Katy Perry has confirmed her hosting the VMAs in a statement, saying: “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids!”
The VMAs isn’t Perry’s only upcoming high-profile TV gig.
The Grammy winner is set to serve as a judge on ABC’s revival of “American Idol,” alongside host Ryan Seacrest.
The VMAs will air on Aug. 27 at 8 p.m., live from the Forum in Inglewood, California.