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The MTV Video Music Awards Are Coming to Madison Square Garden

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The MTV Video Music Awards are coming back to New York City this summer. For the 16th time in the show's history, the VMAs will broadcast live from the city that never sleeps — but for the first time, it's taking over over Madison Square Garden, Billboard is reporting.

The last time the city had the honor of hosting our favorite musicians, MTV and its moon men invaded the streets of Brooklyn for its first-ever show in the borough at the Barclays Center in 2013. And the time before that, at Radio City Music Hall in 2009, Kanye West famously interrupted Taylor Swift's victory speech for Best Female Video category. You know, that speech.

Mayor de Blasio is pretty pumped about the news, too. He told Billboard that "We are excited that MTV will bring the VMAs back to its original home of New York City. From the red carpet to the accolades to the performances — and everything in between — the VMAs are an incredible showcase for so many talented artists."

No pressure to put on an entertaining show though, MSG — we're sure it will be great. The VMAs will air live on Sunday, August 28th.

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