There received’t be any sleeping in Brooklyn when the MTV Video Music Awards return to Barclays Center on Sept. 12.
When the VMAs took over the Nets’ spot for the primary time in 2013 — marking the 30th anniversary of the awards present — Lady Gaga lived for our “Applause,” Justin Timberlake reunited with ’N Sync and Miley Cyrus twerked upon Robin Thicke.
Certainly, so much has modified within the pop world since then — and never solely due to the pandemic that forced the VMAs to transfer from Barclays Center to different distant areas final 12 months.
This 12 months, there are positive to be extra followers — and fewer masks.
With the 40th anniversary of MTV on Aug. 1, this 12 months’s occasion can even mark a extra solemn remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 assaults. MTV is collaborating with 9/11 Day, a nonprofit that may lead a collection of service-oriented actions in the course of the week main up to the VMAs.
And while no host or performers have yet to be announced, you can expect a who’s who of pop stars to present up after COVID prevented the social gathering from happening in its common model final 12 months.