NEW YORK, NYC (CelebrityAccess) – On the heels of MTV’s third consecutive quarter of growth, its best run in seven years, the 2018 “MTV VMAs” will return to NYC and air live on Monday, August 20 from Radio City Music Hall.
With New York City being the birthplace and incubator of so many of music’s most popular genres from salsa and disco to punk and hip hop, the city is a fitting choice to host the VMAs. In fact, Radio City Music Hall was the home of the inaugural VMAs back in 1984, and this year’s festivities will mark the 12th time the show has been held there – the most for any VMA location in the award show’s 34 year history.
“New York City’s creative energy has always fueled those who live and work here,” said Mayor de Blasio. “This is where music, film, and art collide and where the Video Music Awards were born. There is no better place to host the MTV VMAs than in New York City at one of the most iconic venues in the world.”
“We are so pleased that the MTV VMAs will be returning to their roots in New York City for this year’s celebration,” added Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. “Prestigious awards shows like the VMAs and the Grammys not only reconfirm New York City’s status as the music capital of the country, but they bring tremendous economic benefits to their host city, an estimated $50 million in the case of the VMAs. I thank MTV and Viacom for their partnership, and we look forward to rolling out the red carpet for one of the music industry’s most entertaining nights.”
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