MTV announced that the 2022 VMAs will air live in more than 170 countries on August 28 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
“We’re thrilled to be returning to New Jersey for this year’s VMAs Live from the Prudential Center,” said Bruce Gilmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “Our 2019 show in New York was undoubtedly one of our biggest and most successful shows to date, and we’re excited to bring back the incredible fan energy for one of music’s most anticipated and iconic nights.”
“New Jersey is honored to once again host the MTV Video Music Awards at one of our many world-class entertainment and sports venues,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Our state has a proud history of supporting the arts and seeks opportunities to partner with the entertainment industry to promote economic development and cultural appreciation. On behalf of New Jersey, we welcome VMA performers and attendees to our great state.”
“We are excited to have the MTV Video Music Awards back in Newark this year. It’s fitting that Newark is once again the host city, as it is the birthplace of many of the biggest names in music, and has so much to offer its visitors – a vibrant arts and culture scene, historic downtown and diverse cuisine,” said Newark Mayor Russ J. Baraka. “The residents of Newark For our part, we are delighted to welcome everyone in attendance and are very much looking forward to one of the biggest nights in entertainment.”
“We are extremely proud that MTV has once again chosen the Prudential Center to host its marquee showcase, the 39th Annual Video Music Awards,” said Prudential Center President Jake Reynolds. “The Prudential Center has enjoyed our long-standing partnership with MTV that has positioned our world-class venue as a must-see destination for acts of all genres. We couldn’t be more excited to host one of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards shows and recognize the industry’s brightest stars while adding to the rich history of New Jersey music.”
Additional details will be announced closer to the show. The announcement noted, “Health and safety is the number one priority for MTV and the Prudential Center. We are working hand-in-hand with state and local officials to implement strict protocols to maintain the safety and well-being of artists, fans, staff and partners. Prudential Center’s current health and safety protocols can be found here. Additional protocols will be announced closer to the event.”