Katy Perry is the latest name confirmed for the 2017 BRIT Awards

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Katy Perry is the latest name confirmed for the 2017 BRIT Awards

US megastar Katy Perry is the latest name announced to perform at the 2017 BRIT Awards.

Katy joins Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Emeli Sande, Little Mix, Bruno Mars, Skepta and Robbie Williams on the bill, a bumper schedule that has lead to the BRITs being extended by 30 minutes for 2017.

Katy also recently announced for the GRAMMY Awards on February 12, the first of two huge performances promoting her brand new single Chained to the Rhythm. The track, which features Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, is headed for the Top 10 of the Official Singles Chart.

“I’m excited to come back to one of my favorite countries, where most of my favorite musical influences come from,” stated Katy. “After three years, I’m excited to return to the BRITs stage to kick off a new era of purposeful pop.”

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Katy's last dent on the Official Singles Chart was 2016's Rise, a promotional single used as the official anthem for the United States' Olympics team. Rise peaked at Number 25 in the UK, hit Number 11 in the US, and became Katy's fourth chart-topper in Australia.

Katy's currently unnamed new album will follow her debut album One of the Boys, and the Number 1 albums Teenage Dream and Prism. Teenage Dream spawned seven Top 10 singles in the UK, and is listed in our rundown of LPs that have featured the most Top 10 hits. Check out the others from the likes of Calvin Harris, Michael Jackson and George Michael.

Chained to the Rhythm could become Katy's 21st UK Top 40 single, a back catalogue that includes the Number 1 smashes I Kissed A Girl, California Gurls, Part of Me and Roar. Look back at Katy's UK singles and albums chart history here.

The 2017 BRIT Awards airs live on ITV from 8pm on February 22.