Taylor Swift To Perform At MTV VMAs For The First Time Since 2015

By James Dinh

August 7, 2019

Taylor Swift is one of the big nominees at the upcoming 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, but the pop titan is also scheduled to take the stage as a performer.

On Wednesday (August 7), the network announced that Swift is expected to perform at the Prudential Center-based show in Newark, New Jersey on August 26. This marks her first performance in four years after surprising the audience with a collaborative medley with Nicki Minaj in 2015. Additionally, it's set to be her first major televised performance after the August 23 release of her seventh studio album, Lover. No word on what she will perform, but it's been described as "a world premiere performance," according to the Instagram announcement. Swift has previously released three songs from her LP, including "Me!" featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, "You Need to Calm Down" and "The Archer."

Swift, who received 10 nominations, is tied with Ariana Grande for having the most honors during this year's ceremony. She is up for Video of the Year ("You Need to Calm Down"), Song of the Year ("You Need to Calm Down"), Best Collaboration ("Me!"), Best Pop Video ("You Need to Calm Down"), Video for Good ("You Need to Calm Down"), Best Direction ("You Need to Calm Down"), Best Visual Effects (β€œMe!"), Best Editing ("You Need to Calm Down"), Best Art Direction ("You Need to Calm Down") and Best Cinematography ("Me!").

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