Lady Gaga Set To Open the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga will return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage as the opener for this year’s award show. Scheduled to perform her new ode-to-admiration single, “Applause,” from her upcoming ARTPOP album, this will be Mother Monster’s first live rendition of the song.

In past years, Gaga has won a total of 13 MTV moonmen, as well as shocked the VMAs with eccentric performances, including her bloody portrayal of her smash hit “Paparazzi.” The singer/songwriter has also brought fascinating fashions to the award show’s red carpet. Fans and spectators alike should expect the singer to keep the tradition going.

Other performers scheduled to hit the VMA stage are: Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry and Kanye West.

Tune in on August 25 at 9 pm EST to watch it all go down.