Calling all KatyCats! MuchMusic kicks off the biggest award show on the planet with a bang, as the inimitable Katy Perry is the first performer announced for the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Two years ago, Perry made a sweet arrival on the MMVA red carpet in an ice cream truck and dazzled fans with her Candyfornia-themed performance. There might not be ice cream again, but there will surely be screams for Katy!
“What other award show shuts down major city blocks to bring thousands of fans at arms length to the biggest pop stars in the world?,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. “We’re thrilled to kick off this year’s show with the announcement of one of today’s most sought after artists, Katy Perry. Two years ago she brought Candyfornia to the MMVA stage. No doubt this year’s performance will be out of this world!”
Fans can now mark their calendars, as MuchMusic also confirmed today that the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards airs live from Much HQ in Toronto Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Perry is the first performer confirmed for the party that has fans taking to the streets and lining up overnight for the chance to get Much closer to the hottest A-Listers in the world. Katy‘s new single, “Part Of Me” debuted in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 on Feb. 22, making it the first in a year, and only the 20th in 53 years, to debut at #1. The single also debuted at #1 on iTunes, with over 400,000 downloads in its first week. A special edition of Katy‘s triple platinum album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, was released on March 26, and features three new songs. Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the 3D feature film starring Perry releases July 5, and is a first-ever big-screen look at the international superstar’s life both on and off-stage.