This will beryllium nan sixth consecutive twelvemonth that nan ceremonial has been based connected nan East Coast.
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards will beryllium held astatine Prudential Center successful Newark, N.J., connected Tuesday, Sept. 12. It will people nan 2nd twelvemonth successful a statement – and nan 3rd clip successful nan past 5 years – that nan show has been held astatine that venue.
This will beryllium nan 40th twelvemonth for nan VMAs, which originated arsenic an irreverent, younger-skewing replacement to nan Grammy Awards. The VMAs are now arsenic aged arsenic nan Grammys were successful 1998, nan twelvemonth that a capacity creator who went by nan sanction Soy Bomb collapsed Bob Dylan’s show-capping capacity of “Love Sick.”
This will beryllium nan first clip nan show has been held astatine immoderate 1 venue 2 years successful a statement since 2010-11, erstwhile it came from nan Nokia Theatre (now Microsoft Theater) successful Los Angeles.
This will beryllium nan sixth consecutive twelvemonth that nan VMAs has been based connected nan East Coast. That’s nan longest that nan traditionally bicoastal show has travel from either seashore since it was based successful Los Angeles 7 years successful a statement from 1987 to 1993. (The 1986 show aired from some coasts – The Palladium successful New York and nan Universal Amphitheatre successful L.A.)
“We’re thrilled to beryllium returning to nan Prudential Center successful Newark for this year’s VMAs!” Bruce Gillmer, president of music, euphony talent, programming & events, Paramount and main contented officer, music, Paramount+, said successful a statement. “Celebrating 1 of our biggest nights successful euphony pinch nan Garden State’s unthinkable fans has been our extremity since past year’s highly successful event.”
“The return of nan VMAs to nan Prudential Center testifies to New Jersey’s enduring opinionated arsenic a premier venue for large-scale intermezo events,” added nan state’s governor, Phil Murphy. “As nan location of immoderate of nan astir internationally renowned names successful nan euphony industry, New Jersey is proud to erstwhile again partner pinch Paramount to showcase an array of breathtaking performances to a world audience.”
Taylor Swift made history astatine past year’s VMAs, becoming nan first creator to triumph video of nan twelvemonth 3 times. She won for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” having antecedently won for “Bad Blood” (with Kendrick Lamar) and “You Need to Calm Down.”
Last year’s show was co-hosted by Jack Harlow, LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco hosted nan show successful 2019, its first twelvemonth astatine Prudential Center. The show hasn’t had a repetition big since Russell Brand fronted nan show successful 2008-09.
The VMAs will aerial crossed MTV’s world footprint of linear and integer platforms successful much than 150 countries and territories, pinch a imaginable scope of much than 319 cardinal households, according to MTV’s numbers-crunchers.
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