Pop divas Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga to perform Rain On Me at MTV Video Music Awards

(From left) Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. PHOTO: LADY GAGA/INSTAGRAM

LOS ANGELES - Ariana Grande will join Mother Monster Lady Gaga for a performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which will be taking place in various locations across New York City on Sunday (Aug 30).

The pair are expected to perform their hit duet, Rain On Me, which was released in May this year as part of Gaga's sixth studio album, Chromatica, also released in May this year.

Rain On Me has achieved both popularity and critical acclaim. The song, with its pulsing synth-disco beat and use of funk guitars, has been nominated for seven awards including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop and Best Collaboration.

This will mark Grande's first appearance on the show since 2018 when she delighted audiences with a performance of her hit song, God Is A Woman.

Since her debut, the 27-year-old has been nominated 35 times, and has won five VMA trophies.

This year, the No Tears Left To Cry singer has been nominated for nine categories for Rain On Me with Gaga, and Stuck With U, a duet with Justin Bieber. The nominations are impressive because she hasn't released an album in the past year.

Other personalities who will be present and performing at the VMAs include Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, BTS, and Doja Cat. More artists will continue to be announced in the coming days.

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