Lady Gaga to Open MTV VMAs With 'Applause' World Premiere Performance

Inez & Vinoodh

She opens an awards show that includes performances by Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Katy Perry.

Lady Gaga is hitting the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with a world premiere live performance of her new single "Applause," from her upcoming ARTPOP album.

The singer will open the awards show, which kicks off Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Lady Gaga opens a VMAs show that also will include performances by Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

She has won 13 awards since 2009, including best new artist, video of the year and video with a message, and she has performed several times already on the VMA stage ("Paparazzi" in 2009, "You and I" in 2011).

ARTPOP hits stores Nov. 11.

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