First VMA acts are an­nounced

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Ger­rick Kennedy

Mi­ley Cyrus, the Weeknd and Lorde are among the first slate of per­form­ers booked for the 2017 MTV Video Mu­sic Awards, the net­work an­nounced Monday.

Also ex­pected to hit the stage is the show’s host, Katy Perry, Fifth Har­mony, Thirty Sec­onds to Mars and Shawn Men­des. More per­form­ers will be an­nounced lead­ing up to the awards. Ken­drick La­mar is this year’s most nom­i­nated artist, with his vis­ual for “Hum­ble” land­ing eight nods. Perry and the Weeknd fol­low with five.

The VMAs will air from the Fo­rum in In­gle­wood on Aug. 27.

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