About the Show
Sunday, Aug 24
Location: Inglewood, California
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will broadcast live from the 'Fabulous' Forum in Southern California on Sunday, August 24. The biggest entertainers in the world have already called the legendary Forum arena home, and now it will host the biggest, loudest celebration of music ever. We couldn't be more stoked to land the legendary Moonman back in sunny California for what's sure to be a night for the history books.
JUST ANNOUNCED: It's that time again. 2014 VMA voting is upon us, ladies and gents! Did Lorde's video for "Royals" give you all sorts of feels? Do you stan for Pharrell's "Happy" or just #die for Miley? Then you know what to do -- vote for your faves to help them make it all the way. With Queen Bey, Eminem and newcomer Iggy Azalea leading the nominations for major categories, the competition for Moonman domination is already fierce. Are you ready?
Global superstar Usher will make his triumphant return to the VMA stage! The MTV mainstay has delivered some of the most memorable VMA performances, like 2010's stunning combo of "OMG" and "DJ Got US Fallin' in Love." That's not all -- MTV Artist to Watch 5 Seconds of Summer will take the VMA stage for the first time ever, and there's no question that the teen sensations will bring the audience to their feet.
Feeling left out, Arianators? No need to worry -- pint-sized pop superstar Ariana Grande announced during her 'Total Ariana Live' MTV special that she will perform her single "Break Free" in her first appearance on the VMA main stage. With a #1 smash-hit and a highly anticipated album on the way, Grande's bringing some grade-A vocal goods to the VMAs this year!
Can't wait till August? Let's relive some of the greatest hits from last year's show! Who could forget the major *NSYNC reunion or ::gasp:: Miley's twerkified performance from last year? Our KAWS-ified arena was filled to the brim, and the 2013 VMAs opened with a Lady Gaga performance worthy of some major 'Applause.' Shortly after, Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar got the audience wildin' out before Macklemore and Ryan Lewis graciously accepted the award for Best Hip-Hop Video from Iggy Azalea and Lil' Kim. Justin Timberlake closed out his epic VMA night with the Moonman for Video Of The Year and Katy Perry took us home with a killer rendition of her hit 'Roar' live from beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.
Not sure how we'll top the 2013 event? Keep checking back here for updates.