New York: This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will air on September 12. They’ll be live from the Barclays Center in New York City, VMAs. The celebration will broadcast in over 175 countries. It will “feature performances from some of music’s biggest singers and celebrate the return of live entertainment,” according to the statement.
MTV is teaming with 9/11 Day for a series of service-oriented events. So to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. They will be throughout the week leading up to the VMAs. MTV’s partnership with 9/11 survivors, which extends back to 2001’s Concert for New York City, will pay tribute to those who died, their families, those who were injured, and first responders. The names of the artists and presenters will be revealed closer to the time of the programme.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) June 8, 2021
Last year’s VMAs, presented by Keke Palmer, was live from numerous sites across New York City, with no crowd in attendance. According to the statement, MTV had 41.1 million social media interactions from 6.4 million fans watching at home.
Firstly BTS, The Black Eyed Peas, DaBaby, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Maluma with CNCO, and Ariana Grande performed in the 2020 event. Secondly, Lady Gaga won five accolades, including the first-ever Tricon Award, which recognises real triple-threat artists. There were also two new quarantine-specific categories. Best new music video from home (won by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber for Stuck With U) and best quarantine performance (won by BTS, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and Blackpink) (given by CNCO).
So Taylor Swift goes big for VMAs. She might perform her hits this year from Folklore, Evermore and Fearless (Taylor’s version). Remember her 2019 performance serve? There were her recent song and video You Need to Calm Down references, which has pro-LGBTQ undertones.
She started her show-opening set with the latter, bringing the song’s eye-popping visual to life on the Prudential Center’s stage in New Jersey. She finished off with Lover, turning VMAs into her own concert! We stan.