The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will feature live performances by many of today's biggest artists, and now the network has confirmed that Lady Gaga has been added to the lineup.

The 'Born This Way' singer joins the likes of Adele, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and Young the Giant, who have also been announced as performers for the star-studded evening. MTV is expected to unveil the names of additional artists who will take the stage in the coming days.

On Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7:49PM, the pop star will appear on MTV and LOGO for 'MTV First: Lady Gaga.' The program will feature a special VMA announcement by the singer, as well as the premiere of her new VMA promo.

Gaga is nominated for four awards this year, including Best Female Video ('Born This Way'), Best Art Direction ('Judas'), Best Choreography ('Judas') and Best Video With a Message ('Born This Way'). She is also rumored to be participating in the hush-hush VMA tribute to Britney Spears, which may incorporate appearances by Madonna, Kesha, Katy Perry and more.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9PM ET/PT on MTV and