Mother Monster will return to the awards show a decade after she famously wore a meat dress on its red carpet. This will mark the first televised performance from “Chromatica,” her dance-pop album that debuted at No. 1 this year.
Gaga is tied with Ariana Grande for the most Video Music Awards nominations, with nine each. Seven of those came from their track “Rain On Me,” appearing in such categories as video of the year, best collaboration and best pop.
This marks Gaga’s return to the VMAs stage, where she last performed “Applause” in 2013 and managed to change into five outfits in her five-minute set.
Several of Gaga’s most iconic moments – at least the ones early in her career – happened at the VMAs.
In 2009, she shocked and wowed with a performance of “Poker Face/Paparazzi” in which she was covered in blood and then (fake) died, a commentary on tabloid culture and the dark side of fame. In 2010, she wore a dress made of raw meat to protest the ban on gays serving openly in the military. She explained that if people don't stand up for their rights, "pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."
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This year’s VMAs will feature outdoor performances around New York City. Earlier in the year, the show was planned to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but that was scraped due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Also scheduled to perform are: BTS; The Weeknd; Doja Cat; J Balvin; Roddy Ricch; Maluma and CNCO. Keke Palmer is hosting.
The awards show airs at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 30.
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