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TV Ratings: 2021 Video Music Awards Get a Big Digital Boost

The Video Music Awards bucked a trend of awards show ratings cratering — at least by one measure. ViacomCBS says its cross-platform metric of total minutes consumed grew year to year. People watched 1.4 billion minutes worth of content from the VMAs, per ViacomCBS — a 9 percent increase from 1.29 billion minutes for the […]

Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Cyndi Lauper Raise Awareness About HIV, Women’s Rights at 2021 MTV VMAs

Musicians used their acceptance speeches and performances as an opportunity to address women’s rights and raise awareness about HIV at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. Cyndi Lauper presented the best pop award at the award show Sunday night. She reflected on winning a Moon Person at the first VMAs in 1984 for her hit […]

Inside the Official MTV VMAs Swag Bag Going to Nominees, Performers and Presenters

The official gift box is filled with $600 worth of goodies that'll go to show presenter Doja Cat, nominees Justin Bieber and Megan Thee Stallion and other talents.

MTV VMAs: Watch the Red Carpet Live Stream

Viewers eager to see their favorite musicians at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards can tune in early to watch red-carpet interviews and performances during the preshow on Sunday night.  MTV’s Twitter and YouTube accounts will start streaming the live preshow at 6:15 p.m. ET before the network begins its television coverage at 6:30 p.m. […]

Foo Fighters to Receive Global Icon Award at 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

The Foo Fighters have been tapped to receive the Global Icon Award and perform at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, organizers said Thursday. The honor recognizes an artist or band “whose unparalleled career and continued impact and influence has maintained a unique level of global success in music and beyond.” The honoree is someone […]

MTV VMAs: Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion Top Nominations

The nominations for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, with Justin Bieber leading with seven nominations, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with six nods. Both acts are up for artist of the year, with many of Stallion’s nominations coming for her Cardi B collaboration “WAP.” Cardi B earned four nominations, all for […]

MTV Returns to Barclays Center for 2021 VMAs

MTV is returning to the Barclays Center for the 2021 edition of its marquee event, the Video Music Awards, which is set to air on Sept. 12, in the first post-Labor Day airing for the show since 2012. The Barclays Center, which served as the site of the VMAs in 2013, was originally set to […]

Lessons Learned in the COVID-19 Era: Awards Show Producers Sound Off on Audiences, Safety and Virtual Elements

While the Emmys received attention for how it adapted amid the pandemic, numerous other events have been forced to adjust to a brave new blend of live and remote, masked attendees and fewer, socially-distanced people on site.

TV Ratings: VMAs Slip on Air, Draw Big Social Media Crowd

The Video Music Awards posted fairly stable ratings despite a very different presentation than years past.

Miley Cyrus Performs New Single “Midnight Sky” at 2020 MTV VMAs

Miley Cyrus performed her latest single "Midnight Sky" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

How the 2020 MTV VMAs Reflected the COVID-19 Era

The 2020 MTV VMAs featured a mix of seemingly traditional awards show moments, virtual acceptance speeches and outdoor performances as they became the latest awards show to try to mount a ceremony amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Keke Palmer, The Weeknd and More Address Racial Injustice During MTV VMAs

Keke Palmer, The Weeknd and more at the MTV Video Music Awards spoke to the Black Lives Matter movement and the nation's growing call for racial justice and inclusivity.