The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New Jersey on August 28

MTV has announced that the 2022 VMAs will be broadcast live and worldwide to more than 170 countries on August 28 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

“We are thrilled to be back in New Jersey for this year’s VMAs live from the Prudential Center,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, musical talent, programming and events, Paramount and director content, music, Paramount +. “Our 2019 show in Newark was without a doubt one of our biggest and most successful shows to date and we are thrilled to bring back the incredible energy of the fans for one of the most anticipated nights and the most emblematic of music.”

“New Jersey is honored to once again host the MTV Video Music Awards at one of our many world-class entertainment and sports venues,” Governor Phil Murphy said. “Our state is proud to have supported the arts and is always looking for opportunities to partner with the entertainment industry to promote economic development and cultural appreciation. On behalf of New Jersey, we welcome artists and VMA attendees in our great state.

“We are thrilled to have the MTV Video Music Awards returning to Newark this year. It’s only fitting that Newark is once again the host city, as it is home to 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 Ras J. Baraka. “On behalf of the residents of Newark, we are pleased to welcome all attendees and look forward to one of the greatest evenings of entertainment.”

“We are extremely proud that MTV has chosen the Prudential Center to once again host its flagship showcase, the 39th Annual Video Music Awards,” said Prudential Center President Jake Reynolds. “The Prudential Center has valued our longstanding partnership with MTV which highlights our world-class venue as a go-to destination for acts of all genres. We couldn’t be more excited to host one of the entertainment industry’s most famous awards shows and recognize the industry’s brightest stars, while adding to the rich history music in New Jersey.

Additional details will be announced closer to the show. The announcement notes, “Health and safety remains the number one priority for MTV and Prudential Center. We are working hand-in-hand with state and local authorities to implement strict protocols to maintain the safety and well-being of artists, fans, staff and partners. Current Prudential Center health and safety protocols are available here. Additional protocols will be announced closer to the event.

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