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Taylor Swift to perform at 2019 MTV VMAs following ‘Lover’ album release

Aug 7, 2019

Mark your calendars, lovers.

Taylor Swift will be performing at the 2019 MTV VMAs, days after she releases her new album “Lover” on August 23.

The country-turned-pop star who has been a mainstay at the VMAs for the past decade, is tied with Ariana Grande for most nominations, receiving 10 each.

Swift’s arrival at this year’s awards is significant: It’s the 10-year anniversary since Kanye West infamously interrupted Swift while she accepted her award for Best Female Video for “You Belong with Me,” beating out Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” She also hasn’t attended the awards since 2015.

The award show, which airs on August 26 at 8 p.m., EST, will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite artist for the awards: Here’s how to vote.

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalo is set to host. The rest of this year’s VMAs performers are still unknown — so far, Swift is the only artist formally announced. More names will be announced as the ceremony nears.

Though Swift’s plans for the night haven’t been announced, her most recent performances at the Billboard Music Awards and the Amazon Prime Day concert were colorful and upbeat. The MTV announcement called her set a “world premiere performance.”

Swift will be keeping busy in the tri-state area at the end of the month. Ahead of her album release and VMA performance, she’ll be taking the stage at Central Park on August 22. The performance will be streamed in Times Square.

According to Variety, Swift last performed at the ceremony in 2015, when she sang “Bad Blood” with Nicki Minaj.

Since announcing her album, Swift has released three songs and two music videos.

Her breakout single from the album, “ME!,” features Brandon Urie from Panic! At the Disco.

The video for her single “You Need to Calm Down” holds seven nominations alone.

Her most recent release, “The Archer,” does not yet have a music video.

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