Lady Gaga to Open the 2013 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ With World Premiere Performance of New Single “Applause”

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via press release:

LADY GAGA TO OPEN THE 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”
WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE OF HER NEW SMASH SINGLE “APPLAUSE” LIVE FROM BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER AT 9PM ET/PT ON AUGUST 25

New York, August 19, 2013 – The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will raise its curtain with a thunderous first act as Lady Gaga (LadyGaga.MTV.com) will open the show with the debut live performance of “Applause,” the first single from her highly anticipated album ARTPOP from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT.

From her powerful and bloody rendition of “Paparazzi” to the gender bending, adrenaline fueled version of “You and I,” Lady Gaga is the mastermind behind some of the most memorable VMA performances in recent years.  This year, she’ll continue that legacy with what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance of “Applause” from her forthcoming album, ARTPOP, available on November 11.
As one of the most talked about and innovative artists of this generation, Lady Gaga has left an indelible mark on the “MTV Video Music Awards” by winning an astounding 13 Moonmen since 2009, including “Best New Artist,” “Video of the Year” for “Bad Romance” as well as “Best Video with a Message” for “Born This Way.”

Additional performers for the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

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