Lady Gaga could mark her musical comeback with a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016. The Applause singer will reportedly open the ceremony by debuting a new single titled Chaos Angel.
Fans of Gaga, 30, are circulating a screenshot of production notes which were reportedly leaked from 22 Degrees, a professional production television and live-event lighting company. The document bears the MTV VMAs logo with the famous moonman on the masthead and stage instructions which lists Gaga as the opening performer.
Reports of the performance come just days after a radio DJ claimed the Born This Way singer will release a new single imminently. On 8 August, Chase Murphy, a host at Mix 96.1 in San Antonio, Texas, revealed Gaga will release a brand new track within 30 days. Insisting that his knowledge is legitimate, Murphy told his Twitter followers: "I work in radio. It's my job to know these things. :). Her record company told me to expect new LGG music within the next 30 days."
Following the release of her third album Artpop in 2013, Gaga has dedicated time to pursue an acting career. The Grammy-winner has since landed roles in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, a reported role in the upcoming A Star Is Born remake and American Horror Story: Hotel, which earned her the best actress in a mini-series or television film Golden Globe.
Lemonade superstar Beyonce is also rumoured to grace the VMAs stage. Producers have reportedly approached the Sorry singer with the opportunity to perform a medley of her biggest hits, similar to her 15-minute segment at the 2014 awards when she sang songs from her self-titled fifth album.
An insider told The Sun of the plans: "The organisers are in talks with her team to devote a portion of the show to her. Their main goal would be to have Beyonce perform a medley of hits, but as nothing has been locked in yet they are also considering reaching out to other stars to organise a tribute performance... [They are] planning a musical tribute if they can't secure her."
Beyonce, 34, certainly has the time to commit to the performance as the singer is currently on a break from her Formation World Tour which resumes on 7 August with a North American leg. The singer will also want to be present at the ceremony due to the 11 nominations she has received. Queen Bey is up for video of the year, best female video and best collaboration to name a few.
It was previously claimed that Britney Spears would open the VMAs 2016 with her G-Eazy collaboration Make Me. With Spears, 34, releasing her new album Glory on 26 August, it is possible the singer could still join the line-up. Katy Perry is another rumoured performer with fans speculating the pop star will sing her new single and Rio Olympics 2016 anthem Rise.
The MTV VMAs 2016 will be broadcast live from New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday 28 August.