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Here are the big performances to watch at the VMAs this year

Who to expect at the show

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The MTV Music Video Awards is shaping up to be quite an event this year, and music-lovers around the world can look forward to watching over a dozen top acts take the stage. This year’s festivities will be hosted by Katy Perry, who is also one of the performers set to take the main stage. The show itself will open with Kendrick Lamar, so be sure to tune in early if you are a fan of his. The popular music-artist started his rise to fame with The Kendrick Lamar EP (2009) and quickly followed it with Overly Dedicated (2010). Section.80 (2011) was released as a digital download, and entered the Billboard 200 at number 113.

The other artists set to perform this weekend are P!nk, who is also being honored with the Video Vanguard Award, Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart and DNCE, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Lorde, Alessia Cara, Logic featuring Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Kyle, Post Malone, Julia Michaels. A pre-show is also planned, with Bleachers, Cardi B, and Khalid set to perform. The 2017 “MTV VMA Pre-Show” will feature live performances of Bleachers’ infectious pop track, “Don’t Take the Money” presented by Verizon, a special medley of Khalid’s mega-hits, “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke” and a rebellious rendition of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.” Three-time VMA-nominated Lil Yachty will serve as host alongside MTV’s Terrence J, Charlamagne Tha God and Gaby Wilson.

Of course there will also be A-List presenters at the event. Handing out awards this year are Gal Gadot, Millie Bobby Brown, DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Munn, Remy Ma, Paris Jackson, Pete Davidson, Kesha, Bebe Rexha, Pete Wentz, The Chainsmokers, Hailey Baldwin, Vanessa Hudgens, Jack Antonoff, Tiffany Haddish, and Yara Shahidi. If you are fans of Chance the Rapper, Bryson Tiller, Calvin Harris, Damian Lemar Hudson, DRAM, Fall Out Boy, K’naan, Kodak Black, Noah Cyrus, Snow Tha Product, SZA, Taboo, Teyana Taylor, or Young M.A be on the lookout, they are all set to attend the event as well.

The MTV Music Video Awards will host be the first outlet to premiere Taylor Swift’s new music-video for her song “Look What You Made Me Do“. If you need to set a reminder, the MTV Music Video Awards are scheduled to air on the 27TH AT 8pm ET.