Lady Gaga used her Thursday night special “MTV First: Lady Gaga” to announce a high-profile upcoming performance, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pop superstar has been tapped as the opening performer for MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards, to be held Aug. 28 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
The singer is nominated for four video music awards, including best female video and best video with a message for "Born This Way," the story notes. Katy Perry is this year’s top nominee, with nine nods, including video of the year and best female video for "Firework,” the story says.
Adele and Kanye West are also among the leading nominees, with each artist receiving seven nods.