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The Weeknd to perform at this year’s MTV VMAs


David LaChapelleMTV has announced that The Weeknd will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards later this month. 

The “Starboy” singer is among a number of other artists set to perform for the show, including Katy Perry, who’s also hosting the event, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Fifth HarmonyLorde and Shawn Mendes.

As previously reported, Kendrick Lamar is the most nominated artist this year, receiving eight nods for his video for “HUMBLE.”  

The Weeknd and Katy are tied in second place with five nods each. 

DJ KhaledKhalidBig SeanChance the RapperJohn LegendA Tribe Called QuestKanye WestFutureYoung ThugMigosKodak BlackSZAYoung M.A and D.R.A.M. are all nominated as well. 

The 2017 MTV VMAs will air live Sunday, August 27, at 8 p.m. ET. 

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