Katy Perry has been announced as the host of the 2017 MTV VMAs, which will take place on August 27. Perry is nominated for five awards — including Best Pop, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects — and will also be performing at the ceremony.
“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,” Katy Perry said in a press release. “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
MTV announced the full list of nominees for the VMAs on Tuesday with a series of announcments on Instagram Stories. Kendrick Lamar is the most-nominated artist of the year with eight nods, while Perry and The Weeknd are each up for five awards.
See the full list of nominees for the 2017 MTV VMAs here.