Check out the initial list of VMA performers.
With his album release set for this Friday and plenty of hits on the Billboard chart, The Weeknd is having a pretty solid week. He'll cap things off by performing on the MTV Video Music Awards this week, which should be a pretty eventful night.
As we already knew, Miley Cyrus will be acting as the host at this year's event, which is sure to have people talking on its own. Also, the award for Video Of The Year should serve as some interesting TV, as Nicki Minaj's absence from the ballot is what sparked her criticism of the VMAs, and ultimately had Taylor Swift interjecting inappropriately. Surely, if Swift wins, she'll be honoring Minaj in one way or another.
Aside from the drama, the newest update comes with the announcement of the acts that will be performing, and of course, Abel is among those set to grace the stage. Other performers will include Pharrell, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Demi Lovato, and A$AP Rocky, though he'll be stuck assisting Twenty One Pilots (already getting shudders thinking of the Kendrick x Imagine Dragons performance).
Check out the tweet announcing the acts, as well as a couple of mystery performers, below.