Despite the pandemic, the MTV Video Music Awards 2020 keep going and will be carried out August 30th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to an MTV spokesperson.
This will be the second time of the VMA in the barclays center; since the place hosted the event in 2013.
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will go ahead despite the pandemic of coronavirus, obviously following the security measures indicated.
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The news was released during a press conference on Phase 3 of New York’s reopening process, which begins July 6 and includes moderate restrictions in restaurants.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement during a Informative session on Monday.
The event will follow all safety guidelines, including no or limited audience.”
This announcement comes one day after BET successfully broadcast its virtual awards show on Sundaywhich featured a series of pre-recorded performances from DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker and more.
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Distancing will still be necessary and the 2020 VMAs will include limited or no audience at the Barclays Theatre.
Under normal circumstances, the multi-use venue can have up to 19,000 people for events or concerts, according to Consequence of Sound.
It is worth mentioning that the upcoming VMAs are one of the few major entertainment events that they have not been canceled this year due to the pandemic.
On the other hand, the Oscar awards They will be carried out two months later than expected, like the Golden Globes, which will happen at the end of February.
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The nominees in the different categories of MTV Video Music Awards 2020 will be announced in the following days.
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MTV VMA Awards will take place in August