MTV VMAs is bound to Air on August 30 in Brooklyn amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Several music awards are set to reschedule due to the pandemic but some of them will push it through. Hence, the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still be on track ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic around the globe. The recently concluded Juno Awards, the Grammys of Canada successfully presented the awards virtually and it was amazing. The ceremony was jam-packed with talented artists of Canada.  Alessia Cara bagged the three awards like Album of the Year, Best Songwriter of the Year and best pop album. 

The 2020 MTV Awards will go a hard and rule-breaker as of the moment. The New York officials and the organizing committee of MTV had undergone negotiations of the said event. The decision went under heated debates and arguments whether to postpone, or to resort to virtual stream. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, amendments and restrictions will be applied for the utmost safety and prevention. And true enough, you might think that it is not conventional for an awarding ceremony will happen at this scary and death-filled moment. 

Additionally, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had finally made the announcement during a press briefing last Monday, explaining that “the event will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience.” He also tackled the restrictions and set of rules to be followed in the event. He assured that strict implementation and consistent rules will be abided to prevent any negative incidents during the awarding. 

After the MTV organizing committee had their rigorous and heated meeting and negotiations with the New York officials and people concern, the MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will happen on Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The announcement was made public a day after BET successfully virtually aired it’s the awarding ceremony just last Sunday, which featured a star-studded and valuable number of highly produced pre-taped performances from DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker and more artists. This simply implies to us that awarding ceremony can be transformative and adaptive with the current state we are facing right now. Hence, Juno Awards and BET were successfully in adapting the virtual presentation. 

And now, who will perform at MTV awards? Fans are more excited with the final list of performers to set their talent ablaze in the stage of VMA. Who do you think will make it?

With 2020 bringing that surely and still serving us powerhouse all-female duets that climbed up of the Billboard Hot 100, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande can satisfy the VMAs viewers of their powerful duet and expose the pink-punk of Chromatica with a live “Rain On Me” performance. 

Chloe x Halle have been recently invited for home performances, so the Barclays Center is their precious gem to bring Ungodly Hour to life. Maybe their Parkwood boss Beyoncé can redeem once again to the center stage for the first-ever performance of “Savage” alongside Megan Thee Stallion.

But K-pop stans did not let it pass on YouTube on Friday (June 26) when Blackpink finally released a stunning and fashionable music video for the South-Korean girl group’s comeback single “How You Like That.” According to Variety, the “How You Like That” video set the bar high and broke the YouTube record for biggest-ever premiere “with 1.66 million peak concurrent viewers” and clocked in 86.3 million views in the first 24 hours. Maybe Blackpink could be the fire that we are looking in the stage of VMA to bring that runway and beautiful trauma to bring colors and beat to life. 


Henry Perry
Henry is an entertainer and a freelance writer. He loves painting and music.


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