Credit: Christopher Polk/ Getty Images Photo: Lady Gaga at the 2010 MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga is #1 on Forbes's new list of the highest-earning celebs under 30. She made $80 million last year. And yet ... it feels like she's been gone a long time.

Mother Monster had to cancel a bunch of tour dates after her hip surgery (she’s now recovered, thankfully) and she's been under-the-radar in general for a while. But that's about to change, since Gaga is going to make a grand return to the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air live this Sunday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

She'll perform the first single from her new album ARTPOP at the VMAs. The track will be released on August 19 and the album comes out on November 11.

Gaga was the first VMAs performer to be announced. Check out the full list of nominees here.

Are you excited to see Gaga perform (and see what she wears to the show)? In the meantime, she just got her nose pierced — and you can actually watch it happen.

Source: MTV


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