Get ready to “Witness” a whole lot more of Katy Perry, the 32-year-old pop star is now slated to host MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Perry is up for five of the award show’s signature Moonmen herself, including best pop video for “Chained to the Rhythm.”
In addition to her new role as host of the event, which hits the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 27, the “Swish Swish” singer is also set to perform live onstage.
“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,” Perry adds in a press release. “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”
The announcement comes ahead of Perry’s world tour for her recent album Witness, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. And she’s quite the music video queen — her recent visual for “Bon Appétit” surpassed 100 million views in just 18 days, while the video for Teenage Dream’s “Firework,” which won Video of the Year in 2011, just passed one billion. This time around, Kendrick Lamar — who with eight nominations is the top VMA contender — goes head-to-head for the award show’s prestigious top honor with Bruno Mars, the Weeknd, Alessia Cara and DJ Khaled.
The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from California on Sunday, August 27.