MTV Video Music Awards

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  • 1984
  • 40 Seasons
  • 5.4  (310)

The MTV Video Music Awards is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated award shows of the year. It is a celebration of the best music videos released during the year by some of the biggest names in the music industry. The 2013 edition of the show was no exception as it brought together some of the biggest artists in the world, all vying for recognition and honors.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was held on August 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The show featured performances by some of the most sought after artists of the moment, including Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Kanye West. The event was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, who kept the audience entertained with his witty humor.

One of the most highly anticipated moments of the show was the reunion of *NSYNC after a long hiatus. The boy band, which consists of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick, took to the stage for the first time since their 2002 performance to perform a medley of their greatest hits. The electrifying performance included classics such as "Girlfriend," "Bye Bye Bye," and "Tearin' Up My Heart," and had the crowd roaring with excitement.

Another highlight of the event was the performance by 2 Chainz, who performed his hit song "Feds Watching." The rapper put on an energetic performance, complete with dancers and pyrotechnics, and had the crowd on its feet throughout the entire performance.

Drop, the Australian electronic music duo, also took to the stage to perform their hit song "Latch" with the help of British singer-songwriter Sam Smith. The group put on an impressive performance that showcased their electronic sound and Smith's soulful vocals.

One of the most talked-about performances of the night was by Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. The R&B sensation performed his hit song "Can't Feel My Face," which has since become a staple in his live performances. The Weeknd's electrifying performance had the crowd on its feet, and his vocal range left many in the audience in awe.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards also saw some unexpected moments, such as Lady Gaga's opening performance of "Applause," which saw her change outfits multiple times on stage, and Miley Cyrus' controversial performance of "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke.

The show also saw several artists take home awards for their contributions to the music industry. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the big winners of the night, taking home three awards for their hit song "Thrift Shop," while Justin Timberlake was recognized for his contribution to the music industry with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Overall, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was a spectacular show that showcased some of the biggest names in the music industry. With memorable performances, unexpected moments, and deserving winners, the show lived up to its reputation as one of the most exciting award shows of the year.

MTV Video Music Awards is a series that is currently running and has 40 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on September 14, 1984.

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MTV Video Music Awards is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch MTV Video Music Awards on demand at Philo and MTV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 14, 1984
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (310)