Johannesburg, April 20, 2017: MTV
today announced that the 2017 "MTV Video Music Awards"
will return to the greater Los Angeles area when it airs LIVE from The Forum
on Monday 28 August
at 02:00 CAT
and again later that evening on MTV (DStv Channel 130).
Throughout history, some of music and culture's biggest breakthroughs have come to life during West Coast VMA
broadcasts – from the invasion of the iconic Paramount Pictures studio lot to Linkin Park's
explosive performance at Griffith Observatory, Beyoncé's
jaw-dropping baby bump reveal at Nokia Theater and the live music festival featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Demi Lovato
in Los Angeles' historic Broadway Theater District. The telecast was previously held at the "Fabulous" Forum in 2014 and featured iconic performances including Beyoncé's feminist anthem, Usher, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift
Says Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth & Music for VIMN Africa
, 'We are very excited to be able to bring this global showcase to African audiences live and exclusively on MTV. The VMAs celebrate the best talent from across the world, and the spectacular resonates with our viewers who continue to be enthused by must-watched entertainment television with a difference."
For more information on the 2017 "MTV Video Music Awards",
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