Katy Perry to host the 2017 MTV VMAs

2017-07-28 09:31

New York - Get ready to roar with Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards: The pop star is hosting the show next month.

MTV announced on Thursday that Perry will host the 27 August event at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Perry is nominated for five Moonmen, including best pop video for Chained to the Rhythm.

She also took to her Instagram account to announce the hosting job.

See the post here:

Perry, whose hits include Teenage Dream and Roar, won video of the year in 2011 for Firework.

The 32-year-old singer released a new album, Witness, last month. So far, it's had mild success and hasn't matched the triumph of her previous albums.

Kendrick Lamar is the top VMA contender with eight nominations. His hit, Humble, will compete for video of the year against videos by Bruno Mars, the Weeknd, Alessia Cara and DJ Khaled.

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