The MTV Video Music Awards, also known as VMAs, will be back this year for an in-person show in September 2021. The show will be airing live from Barclays Center New York City and will air in 175 countries. Although the show officials did not reveal the performances that will happen in the ceremony, we will see some of the biggest music stars and celebrate the return of live entertainment after such a long time.
MTV is collaborating with 9/11 Day for a series of service-oriented activities before the ceremony to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11. MTV’s alliance with the members of the 9/11 community dates back to 2001. This year’s concert will also be going to pay tribute to the lost lives and their families of 9/11.
Although details for the performances haven’t been announced yet, they will be revealed as soon as we reach the celebration date.
Last year’s VMA’s happened virtually across the multiple locations of NY city and was hosted by Keke Palmer. As per the TRP charts, around 6.4 million viewers tuned in from their homes, and 41.1 million interactions were confirmed from all the social media platforms.
The 2020 ceremony featured performances from BTS, The Black Eyed Peas, The Weekend, DaBaby, Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, and Maluma with CNCO. Lady Gaga bagged almost five awards, including the first-ever icon award, which was to honor the true triple-threat stars. BTS, Taylor Swift, Megan Three Stallion, Black Pink, and Doja Cat were also among the winners from other categories. In addition, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber won the best music video award for “Stuck With U,” and the best quarantine performance award was won by CNCO.