Not only is Lady Gaga set to appear at this year's MTV Video Music Awards next month, but she's also set to perform her much-anticipated new single.

Ahead of the release of her new album, Artpop, which will be available for pre-order on September 1, ahead of its release in November, the singer will perform the single (rumoured to be called Applause) at the event in Brooklyn, New York.

The singer previously performed at the awards in 2009, and of course her meat dress took centre stage in 2010, before her male alter-ego took centre stage in 2011. Last year she took time out and tweeted her views from the comfort of her own home.

This year the singer, who has won 13 MTV Awards, is set to give one of her first live performances following hip surgery, after which she cancelled 21 tour dates in February.

The awards will take place on August 21 in Brooklyn's Barclays Centre and Lady Gaga is the first performance act to be announced. Watch this space to see who else will take to the stage over the coming weeks.