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Countdown to VMAs 2017: Full Performers List, Kendrick Lamar to Open the Show

Cancel your plans and get ready for music’s wildest night! The countdown has begun! The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards air live from The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, August 27.

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This year, the star-studded ceremony will be hosted by Katy Perry and will feature non-gendered categories for the first time ever. Kendrick Lamar leads with eight nominations and will open the show, while Perry and The Weeknd are tied with five nods each.

Katy Perry
Host Katy Perry of 2017MTV Video Music Awards

Perry, 32, and Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient Pink are among the many entertainers who will take the stage to deliver unforgettable performances throughout the evening. And while Taylor Swift is not performing, she will exclusively premiere the music video for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”

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See the full list of performers below!

Katy Perry


Kendrick Lamar

Fifth Harmony

Demi Lovato

Shawn Mendes

Miley Cyrus

Thirty Seconds to Mars


Ed Sheeran



Gucci Mane

Post Malone

Julia Michaels


Cardi B


Rod Stewart

Alessia Cara


The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards air on MTV on Sunday, August 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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