It’s 2020 and in some ways, we’ve seen it all. In others, completely unprecedented. This year, for the first time, we’ll see the MTV VMAs with no audience.

The MTV VMAs Moon man award

The Video Music Awards for 2020 will take place on August 30th at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York with no audience, in line with global Social distancing standards.

Governor for New York, Andrew M. Cuomo said in a recent press conference:

“The event will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke about MTV VMAs with no audience

A spokesperson for MTV previously confirmed that the music channel was looking into multiple options regarding this year’s awards event.

MTV also confirmed that they looked into other options including virtual performances and a few other large-scale ideas.

The last time the VMAs took place in Brooklyn was 2013.

Last year’s MTV VMAs included performances by Missy Elliott, Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Lil Nas X and Normani.

First launched in 1981 in New York City, MTV is the flagship television channel belonging to Viacom Domestic media networks, who also own Nickleodeon.

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