Say Hello To Your New MTV Video Music Awards Host, Katy Perry
It’s time to meet the new host of the 2017 MTV VMAs!
Katy Perry is set to take the reins on Sunday, Aug. 27, when the star-studded MTV Video Music Awards airs live from The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
“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,” Perry told E! News. “Come Aug. 27, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent for Viacom’s Global Entertainment Group, added, “We’re thrilled to have global phenomenon Katy Perry as the host and a performer at the 2017 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.”
This annual ceremony celebrates the best of the best in music video production, as well as overall performance in the music business. Leading the pack in nominations is Kendrick Lamar with eight, followed by Perry and The Weeknd with five nominations each.
MTV has recreated the award show with non-gendered categories, similar to the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Instead of having “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video,” these categories are being combined into “Artist of the Year.”
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