MTV Video Music Award

  • mtv video music award
    2019 mtv video music awards
    278x400
    the 1983-1984 video of the year "moon man" award.
    awarded formusic videos and pop culture
    countryunited states
    presented bymtv.com/ontv/vma
    most recent mtv video music award winners
    ← 2018 august 26, 2019 2020 →
      191125 taylor swift at the 2019 american music awards.png ariana grande (32426962484) (cropped).jpg
    award video of the year artist of the year
    winner taylor swift
    ("you need to calm down")
    ariana grande
      billie eilish mtv 2019 2 (cropped).png lil nas x (cropped).jpg
    award best new artist song of the year
    winner billie eilish lil nas x featuring billy ray cyrus
    ("old town road (remix)")

    previous video of the year

    "havana"

    video of the year

    "you need to calm down"

    an mtv video music award (commonly abbreviated as a vma) is an award presented by the cable channel mtv to honor the best in the music video medium. originally conceived as an alternative to the grammy awards (in the video category), the annual mtv video music awards ceremony has often been called the "super bowl for youth", an acknowledgment of the vma ceremony's ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year.[1] by 2001, the vma had become a coveted award.[2] the statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of mtv, and was colloquially called a "moonman". however, in 2017 chris mccarthy, the president of mtv, stated that the statue would be called a "moon person" from then on.[3] the statue was conceived by manhattan design—also designers of the original mtv logo—based on the 1981 "top of the hour" animation created by fred seibert, produced by alan goodman, and produced by buzz potamkin at buzzco associates. the statue is now made by new york firm, society awards.[4] since the 2006 ceremony, viewers are able to vote for their favorite videos in all general categories by visiting mtv's website.[5]

    the stature of the ceremony has declined in recent years.[6][7] reasons put forward for the decline include; lack of interest (declining attendances and viewership: in 2019 ratings hit an all-time low for the third straight year),[8] lack of diversity (less rock music and fewer instruments being played), lack of celebrity (fewer big name attendees), lack of credibility (questionable award recipients, such as best rock video given to an electropop song, "royals"),[7] and access to music online.[6] the washington post states, “the moment the vmas ceased to matter might have happened in 2014, when drake didn’t bother appearing to receive his award. or maybe it was even earlier than that: the associated press compared the energy of the vmas to the scripted reality-tv show cribs all the way back in 2006.“[6] mtv has also faced criticism for devoting most of its airtime outside the vmas to reality shows and dramas.[7]

    the annual vma ceremony occurs before the end of summer and held either in late august or mid-september, and broadcast live on mtv, along with simulcasts on mtv's sister networks to nullify in-house competition since 2014. the first vma ceremony was held in 1984 at new york city's radio city music hall. the ceremonies are normally held in either new york city or los angeles. however, the ceremonies have also been hosted in miami and las vegas. the 2019 mtv video music awards took place on august 26, 2019 in newark for the first time.[9]

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MTV Video Music Award
2019 MTV Video Music Awards
278x400
The 1983-1984 Video of the Year "Moon man" award.
Awarded forMusic videos and pop culture
CountryUnited States
Presented bymtv.com/ontv/vma
Most recent MTV Video Music Award winners
← 2018 August 26, 2019 2020 →
  191125 Taylor Swift at the 2019 American Music Awards.png Ariana Grande (32426962484) (cropped).jpg
Award Video of the Year Artist of the Year
Winner Taylor Swift
("You Need to Calm Down")
Ariana Grande
  Billie Eilish MTV 2019 2 (cropped).png Lil Nas X (cropped).jpg
Award Best New Artist Song of the Year
Winner Billie Eilish Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
("Old Town Road (Remix)")

Previous Video of the Year

"Havana"

Video of the Year

"You Need to Calm Down"

An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Super Bowl for youth", an acknowledgment of the VMA ceremony's ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year.[1] By 2001, the VMA had become a coveted award.[2] The statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV, and was colloquially called a "moonman". However, in 2017 Chris McCarthy, the President of MTV, stated that the statue would be called a "Moon Person" from then on.[3] The statue was conceived by Manhattan Design—also designers of the original MTV logo—based on the 1981 "Top of the Hour" animation created by Fred Seibert, produced by Alan Goodman, and produced by Buzz Potamkin at Buzzco Associates. The statue is now made by New York firm, Society Awards.[4] Since the 2006 ceremony, viewers are able to vote for their favorite videos in all general categories by visiting MTV's website.[5]

The stature of the ceremony has declined in recent years.[6][7] Reasons put forward for the decline include; lack of interest (declining attendances and viewership: in 2019 ratings hit an all-time low for the third straight year),[8] lack of diversity (less rock music and fewer instruments being played), lack of celebrity (fewer big name attendees), lack of credibility (questionable award recipients, such as Best Rock Video given to an electropop song, "Royals"),[7] and access to music online.[6] The Washington Post states, “The moment the VMAs ceased to matter might have happened in 2014, when Drake didn’t bother appearing to receive his award. Or maybe it was even earlier than that: The Associated Press compared the energy of the VMAs to the scripted reality-TV show Cribs all the way back in 2006.“[6] MTV has also faced criticism for devoting most of its airtime outside the VMAs to reality shows and dramas.[7]

The annual VMA ceremony occurs before the end of summer and held either in late August or mid-September, and broadcast live on MTV, along with simulcasts on MTV's sister networks to nullify in-house competition since 2014. The first VMA ceremony was held in 1984 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. The ceremonies are normally held in either New York City or Los Angeles. However, the ceremonies have also been hosted in Miami and Las Vegas. The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards took place on August 26, 2019 in Newark for the first time.[9]

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