Pop star Katy Perry will host the 2017 MTV VMA Awards
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Pop star Katy Perry will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 27, 2017, according to a July 27, 2017 announcement from MTV. Perry will be up front and center, as host as one of the top nominees of the awards, and as a performer.

Perry posted the announcement on Twitter, “Introducing your MOONWOMAN. Brace for impact! August 27th on @MTV @VMAs.”

Nominations for the 2017 MTV VMA Awards were announced on July 25, 2017. Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the top nominee, with a total of eight nominations. Katy Perry and the Weeknd tied with five nominations each. Some of the other nominees for the star-studded event are Bruno Mars, Alessia Cara, DJ Khaled, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Lorde.

Perry has been nominated for the coveted Moonman for “Chained to the Rhythm” (Best Pop, Best Direction, and Best Visual Effects), “Bon Appetit” (Best Art Direction) and for Best Collaboration for Calvin Harris’s “Feels,” featuring Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Big Sean. She has won five Moonmen in the past.

In addition to hosting the show, the “Roar” singer will perform, making her the first performer announced for the show. Additional performers will be announced in the future.

The MTV VMAs will be held at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 27, 2017. To see the full list of nominees, see the MTV VMA website here. You can vote for your favorite nominees here.

Katy Perry will kick off her “Witness” tour in September.  Tickets for select performances are available on AXS.