MTV Video Music Awards Returning to L.A. for 2017

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The MTV Video Music Award MoonMan.

The MTV Video Music Awards will return to the West Coast this year. The network announced Thursday (April 19) the event will be held Aug. 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, at 8 p.m. EST. 

The VMAs were held at New York's Madison Square Garden last year, where it awarded its top Video of the Year prize to Beyonce's "Formation." 

"The City of Inglewood welcomes the return of the MTV VMAs to the No. 1 concert venue in California, the Forum," Inglewood mayor James Butts said in a statement. "Once again, Madison Square Garden set the standard for both East and West Coasts."

The VMAs were last held at the Forum in 2014. Since the award show's inception in 1984, the event has typically jumped back and forth between the L.A.-area and New York every few years, with a few years landing in Miami and Las Vegas as well. 

"MTV, at 35 years old, has been around almost as long as the Forum. Together, we're 85 and enjoy lifetimes of music history," managing partner for the Forum Shelli Azoff said in a statement. "This year is sure to be another epic show with many incredible memories for MTV, the award winners, and especially the fans. The entire Forum family is thrilled to welcome back the VMAs."

Jesse Ignjatovic returns as executive producer for the 2017 "MTV Video Music Awards." Bruce Gillmer, Garrett English and Lee Lodge are executive producers. Melanie Block serves as executive in charge of production. Amani Duncan is music executive in charge. Wendy Plaut is celebrity talent executive in charge.

 

MTV Video Music Awards 2017