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This award show prevents accolades for achievement in popular music, focusing on those artists and songs who are strongly linked to video presentations of their music. The broadcast is usually more notable for the outlandish performances and gossip-worthy onstage drama than for the quality of the art.

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35 Seasons, 38 Episodes
September 14, 1984
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MTV Video Music Awards Full Episode Guide

  • The MTV Video Music Awards are returning to Radio City Music Hall in NYC, with performances by Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Logic featuring Ryan Tedder, and this year's Video Vanguard recipient, Jennifer Lopez.

  • Katy Perry hosts and performs at the 34th annual event, which also features performances by Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Ed Sheeran, Thirty Seconds to Mars and the Weeknd. Nominees include Lamar, who has eight nods; and Perry and the Weeknd, who each have five. From the Forum in Inglewood, Cal.

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MTV Video Music Awards News

Cardi B and Offset Split Up

The rappers are no longer a couple, apparently.

Nicki Minaj Cancels Tour After Poor Ticket Sales

A surprise appearance at this week's VMAs apparently didn't do much to spark interest in her new music.

Madonna Slammed for Tone Deaf Aretha Tribute

The former pop star delivered a rambling, self-centered speech at the VMAs.

The VMAs Were, As Always, Daring and Dazzling

A night full of provocative stars gave us something to talk about.

Britney Spears to Headline MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards air this week, and there's no ongoing, raging celeb war to bring drama to the stage. Viewers will have to settle for a performance by a long-standing VMA favorite instead.

Something to Talk About: What Happened at the MTV VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards show has become the go-to venue for flashy celebrity controversy. This year, Miley Cyrus took off most of her clothes again, but even more provocative things happened on stage.

Miley Cyrus Provokes Nicki Minaj Ahead of VMAs

Did Miley Cyrus just pick a fight with Nicki Minaj just a few days before the pair are both set to take the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards?

5 Seconds of Summer's Clifford Addresses Mental Health Issues

One thing is certain about fans of 5 Seconds of Summer: they love their punk-pop boys. When singer Michael Clifford announced that he's been in therapy recently, the show of support was massive.

Katy Perry Just Dropped a Tweet-Bomb in the Taylor Swift/Nicki Minaj Feud

Katy Perry is having none of Taylor Swift's crap.

New OK Go Music Video Features Scooters, Drones and More Impressive Choreography

The video for "I Won't Let You Down" is predictably great!

Afroman Updated 'Because I Got High' to Promote Marijuana Legalization - Watch!

He even made a new music video and everything!

That Homeless Guy Miley Cyrus Brought to the VMAs is Wanted by the Police

Well, this is kinda awkward...

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