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MTV VMAs will occur as deliberate in New York Metropolis
The MTV Video Music Awards will return in August to New York Metropolis's Barclays Middle, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Monday in a information convention.
This 12 months's occasion, on August 30, will convey collectively music followers worldwide and pay homage to the power, spirit and resilience of New York Metropolis and its residents. Spanning all 5 boroughs – Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan – the night time will function performances from varied iconic areas.

"We're elated to convey the 2020 'VMAs' again to NYC, the cultural mecca of the world the place music and leisure are woven into the DNA," Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music expertise, programming and occasions for ViacomCBS Media Networks , mentioned in an announcement.

"Present producers alongside Barclays Middle administration have been working intently with state and native officers to implement finest practices for everybody concerned," the discharge acknowledged. "Among the many measures all events concerned have aligned to incorporate intensive social distancing procedures, significant capability limitations, the virtualization of parts the place attainable, and restricted capability or no viewers."

The VMAs would be the first Barclays Middle occasion for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic reached New York, "mentioned Oliver Weisberg, chief govt officer of Barclays Middle and the Brooklyn Nets, in an announcement.

"We're very excited to as soon as once more host this legendary night time of music, and are particularly happy with the affect it’s going to have on our Brooklyn neighborhood by the creation of native jobs," he mentioned. "We deeply admire the help and recommendation of state and native authorities officers, in addition to our inside administration and workforce of medical specialists, all of whom have been working exhausting to make sure the well being and security of everybody concerned, and we are going to proceed to intently comply with their steerage all through each step of the planning course of with our companions at ViacomCBS. "

Final 12 months's present was held at Prudential Middle in Newark, New Jersey.