MTV Video Music Awards

Music Video Awards Show

Music Video Awards Show

Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Super Bowl for youth." The statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV, and colloquially called a "Moonman."

Jeremy Scott announced on Aug. 17, 2015 that he’s designing this year’s Moonman. The silver statue has always been MTV’s mascot, ever since the channel’s inception. But the man behind Moschino and his ’90s-tinged designs will create a Moonman that will encapsulate the true iconic essence of both his own work and MTV.

The annual VMA ceremony occurs before the end of summer and held either in late August or mid-September, and is broadcast live on MTV, along with simulcasts on MTV's sister networks to nullify in-house competition. The first VMA ceremony was held in 1984 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. The ceremonies are normally held in either New York City or Los Angeles. However, the ceremonies have also been hosted in Miami and Las Vegas.

When: August or mid-September

Where: Los Angeles, CA

 

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