The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Sets Sights On New Location
By Paris Close
April 30, 2019
The 2019 Video Music Awards is coming to New Jersey!
On Monday (April 29), MTV announced its annual awards show will broadcast live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Monday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It'll be the first show held in the Garden State, and the fourth instance in which the event, which has traditionally aired in either New York City or Los Angeles since its inception in 1984, will land in foreign territory. (The 2004 and 2005 VMAs went down in Miami, and in Las Vegas in 2007.)
After announcing the show's latest location, Bruce Gillmer, global head of music and talent, Viacom, and co-brand head, MTV International, had this to say: "New Jersey has an incredible music heritage and is home to some of the world's biggest artists including 'Chairman of the Board' Frank Sinatra, 'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen, Queen Latifah, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, the Jonas Brothers, the Fugees, and Halsey. The list is wide and endless. Now, the moonperson plants its flag to celebrate all that New Jersey has given to music fans around the globe."
Along with a new setting this year, the 2019 VMAs will introduce a new "interactive fan experience" called the MTV VMA Stan Cam, which, with the use of short-form streams on Twitter, will allow viewers "to decide which stars they'd like to watch, follow backstage, go behind-the-scenes, and more."
Stay tuned: this year's performers, nominees, and special guests will reveal in the months leading up to the show.
In the meantime, see the highlights from last year's VMAs here.
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