Entertainment Music Miley Cyrus to Perform New Single 'Midnight Sky' at 2020 MTV Video Music Awards The singer debuted her breakup single "Slide Away" at the awards show last year By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 17, 2020 12:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy MTV Miley Cyrus is sliding into this year's MTV Video Music Awards lineup! On Monday, the awards show announced that the "Midnight Sky" singer, 27, will be bringing her new era's decidedly disco vibes to the 2020 slate of performances. Cyrus, who previously hosted the VMAs back in 2015, will perform her new single, which debuted on Friday. The Hannah Montana alum has a total of 14 career nominations, winning video of the year in 2014 for her iconic Bangerz hit "Wrecking Ball." This year, she's nominated for best art direction and best editing for "Mother's Daughter." Last year, Cyrus debuted her emotional tune "Slide Away" at the VMAs, her first public appearance at the time after her split from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. The 2020 VMAs will air live on Sunday, Aug. 30. Performers already revealed to showcase new music at the socially distanced broadcast include The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, BTS (the K-pop band's TV debut of their English-only single “Dynamite”), Doja Cat, J Balvin, Maluma and CNCO, with more artists to be revealed soon. Cody Simpson Congratulates Ex Miley Cyrus on New Song as Source Says They’re ‘Still Friends’ Miley Cyrus performing "Slide Away" at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2019. Jamie McCarthy/VMN19/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories Lady Gaga will also perform, her first VMAs showcase since 2013. She'll present her Little Monsters with a set from her latest album, Chromatica. Gaga and Ariana Grande lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each, followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six nominations. The 2020 VMAs will not be held indoors at New York's Barclays Center as previously planned, announced earlier this month. Instead, the annual event will feature live outdoor performances throughout the city with limited or no audiences — adhering to New York’s health guidelines put forth amid the pandemic. MTV decided outdoor performances "would be more feasible and safer." "In close consultation with state and local health officials, it became clear at this time that outdoor performances with limited or no audience would be more feasible and safer than an indoor event," they said in a statement at the time. "The VMAs will highlight the boroughs in an exciting show and return to Barclays Center in 2021. MTV will continue to work closely with the Department of Health, state and local officials, the medical community, and key stakeholders to ensure the safety of all involved." RELATED VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Says She Didn't Wear a Bikini for 2 Years After VMAs Criticism: 'I Was So Insecure' Miley Cyrus Says Sobriety Is 'Important for Me During This Time': I'm 'Clear to Tell My Own Story' Along with the usual categories — including video of the year, artist of the year, song of the year, best collaboration and more — MTV has added two new categories aimed at honoring music created during the pandemic: best music video from home, and best quarantine performance. This year's show will be hosted by Keke Palmer. In a statement, Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events for ViacomCBS Media Networks, said, "We're thrilled to have the multi-talented Keke Palmer as this year's VMAs host. Keke is an energetic force and a quadruple threat with unmatched comedic wit who will make this year's show truly unforgettable." The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards airs live on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.