Atlanta Music Scene

Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta’s vibrant and evolving music scene. From hot new artists to Music Midtown to shows at the Tabernacle, she’s got you covered.

Future will perform on MTV Video Music Awards, along with Britney Spears and Rihanna

Future will debut as an MTV Video Music Awards performer on Sunday’s show, joining a lineup that also includes Britney Spears and G-Easy, Nick Jonas and Ty Dolla Sign and Video Vanguard recipient Rihanna.

This year’s VMAs will air live from New York’s Madison Square Garden at 9 p.m.

The Atlanta rapper, who has been parked on the Billboard charts this year with his Drake collaboration, “What a Time to Be Alive” and his own “EVOL” album, will make a hometown stop on the “Summer Sixteen” tour with Drake for a pair of shows at Philips Arena Thursday and Friday.

The duo surprised fellow Atlanta hip-hop star Gucci Mane last month at his homecoming concert at the Fox Theatre.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.