The news was broken by NYC’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. It is official that the MTV Video Music Awards will be held right at Madison Square Garden for the first time ever this year!!!! ” De Blasio went on to say:
“We are excited that MTV will bring the VMAs back to its original home of New York City. From the red carpet to the accolades to the performances—and everything in between—the VMAs are an incredible showcase for so many talented artists.”
Although the VMAs was created in New York in 1984 and happened tons of times there back in the day, it was broadcasted from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It has been spent in LA, Miami, and the last time it was in NYC was back in 2009 when Kanye made Taylor Swift “famous.” Sean Atkins, president of MTV went on to say:
“The VMAs at MSG is a New York story too good to resist. The VMAs deliver some of pop culture’s most defining moments and we’re grateful to our New York home and Madison Square Garden for rolling out the red carpet for what is sure to be the biggest night in music.”
Now that the location is set, are you excited for this year’s VMAs?