MTV confirmed the pop superstar Katy Perry will host and perform at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. The awards show will broadcast live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA on August 27th. In addition to hosting, Perry will light up the stage with a performance and she’s nominated for 5 awards including 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.
According to MTV’s press release, Katy Perry says, “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,” she adds, “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
“Katy Perry’s new album, Witness (Capitol Records), debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her third album to debut atop the chart. It marked the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017,” also from the press release.
The 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” airs live on Sunday, August 17 at 8 pm ET on MTV.
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