VMAs: Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran to Perform

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The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Shawn Mendes join host Katy Perry as artists set to take the stage at MTV's annual music awards ceremony.

Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd are among the first group of performers announced for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Shawn Mendes will also take the stage alongside previously announced host and performer Katy Perry.

Kendrick Lamar, who leads this year's VMA nominees with eight mentions, will also perform during the show, MTV announced Thursday.

Perry and The Weeknd are tied for the second-most VMA nominations with five each. Bruno Mars and DJ Khaled have four noms each, with Sheeran and Alessia Cara are tied with three.

The 2017 VMAs are set to air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

Aug. 10, 12:23 p.m. This story has been updated to add that Kendrick Lamar will be performing.

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