MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) return to New York City LIVE on Sunday, September 12th, airing globally in over 175 countries
From Barclays Center and packed with epic performances, VMAs set as one of first fan-filled awards shows
In observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, MTV and 9/11 Day to partner on events leading up that honor the victims and first responders -- a relationship with the 9/11 community that began with The Concert For New York City
Singapore, June 9, 2021 – MTV today announced the VMAs return to New York City on Sunday, September 12 airing LIVE from Barclays Center. The 2021 show will feature epic performances from the biggest names in music and bring fans together from across the globe to celebrate the return of live entertainment.
The health and safety of artists, fans, staff and partners remain the number one priority, and MTV and Barclays Center are working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices in order to safely bring together music fans from around the globe. Barclays Center’s current health and safety protocols can be found here. Any additional protocols will be announced closer to the event.
MTV is collaborating with 9/11 Day, the nonprofit that began and leads the federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, for a series of service-oriented activities during the week leading up to the VMAs, promoting awareness and positive action in observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The alliance between MTV and members of the 9/11 community – which dates back nearly 20 years to the “Concert for New York City” – will encourage participation in various acts of charitable service across the country on September 11 to honor the lives lost, their families, those injured, and those who rose in service in response to the attacks.
The VMAs will air across MTV’s global footprint of linear and digital platforms in more than 175 countries and territories, reaching nearly 400 million households in nearly 30 different languages. Fans in Asia can catch the VMAs in a same-day primetime premiere.
Additional details will be announced closer to the show. Follow @MTVasia and @VMAs on social to keep up with all things #VMAs.
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).
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