Katy Perry is hosting the VMAs this year!
The pop queen will light up the stage as the first performer announced for this yearâ€™s show.Â Earlier this week, she secured a spot as one of the top nominees for the 2017 VMAs with nods in five categories, including: Best Pop, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects for â€œChained to the Rhythm,â€ Best Art Direction for â€œBon Appetit,â€ and Best Collaboration for Calvin Harrisâ€™ â€œFeelsâ€ featuring Pharrell Williams, Perry and Big Sean.
â€œIâ€™ve been trainingÂ with MTVÂ in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and Iâ€™m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson,â€ said Katy Perry. Â â€œComeÂ August 27th, Iâ€™ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.â€
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to have global phenomenon Katy Perry as the host and a performer at the 2017 VMAs,â€ Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom.Â â€œShe is at the forefront of music culture and the perfect person to anchor this yearâ€™s show, which promises to be one of the most diverse and music-filled in VMA history.â€