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Who Is Performing At This Year’s VMAs? Update

Kendrick Lamar VMA
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Break out the glitter, streamers and balloons because one of music’s biggest events is quickly approaching: MTV’s Annual Video Music Awards.

On top of voting for your favorite singers and musicians, fans get treated to performances by some of the biggest names in music right now. MTV announced most of the performers three days ago through a set of promotional videos. These performers are: host Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, the Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, and Thirty Second to Mars.

Yet, according to the Associated Press, MTV announced yet another performer today: the one and only Kendrick Lamar. 

🚨🔥 @kendricklamar will be performing at the 2017 @VMAs on 8/27 🔥🚨

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While most of the performers are nominated for a few awards, Lamar is nominated for a total of eight awards. These awards include Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best Hip-hop Video.

Lorde, Sheeran and the Weeknd are also nominated for Artist of the Year, while the other Video of the Year nominations include Bruno Mar’s “24k Magic,” DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller’s “Wild Thoughts,” the Weeknd’s “Reminder,” and Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful.” Both Cyrus and Fifth Harmony are also nominated for Best Pop Video.

With Lamar on board the performing train, this year’s VMAs is starting to shape up to be a fun show.

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