While other honor shows are reporting delays because of the proceeded with spread of COVID-19, this late spring staple is prepared to continue ahead with the show. MTV’s Video Music Awards will happen on Sunday, Aug. 30, as indicated by a declaration by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo uncovered the news at his Monday, June 29 question and answer session, saying that the 2020 VMAs would occur at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center without a crowd of people.

MTV later affirmed the news in a public statement got by Bustle. “We’re cheerful to bring the 2020 ‘VMAs’ back to NYC, the social mecca of the reality where music and diversion are woven into the DNA,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks.

The choice to go ahead with the 2020 Video Music Awards is astounding, given the ongoing flood in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. what’s more, the way that MTV apparently chose to delay their Movie and TV Awards inconclusively toward the beginning of June. Nonetheless, revealing from May proposes that MTV had been pondering going ahead with the VMAs for quite a long time. “We’re investigating with government authorities, the clinical network and key partners on the most proficient method to securely hold the 2020 VMAs at Barclays Center on August 30,” a MTV representative affirmed to Variety on May 28. The report additionally guaranteed that the system was thinking about a virtual show, like the BET Awards that occurred on June 28.

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As of the declaration date, the 2020 VMAs will be a sort of half breed occasion, with both live in front of an audience exhibitions at Barclays and different areas across New York City’s five districts — an approach to “give proper respect to the quality, soul, and mind blowing flexibility of NYC” — and virtual portions. As indicated by the public statement, the live occasion will either have “constrained limit or no crowd,” contingent upon the science and insights as the date draws near. “Subtleties and possible choices to come sometime in the future dependent on the science and information in New York,” peruses the public statement. “Barclays Center and ViacomCBS are unequivocally dedicated to guaranteeing that the show doesn’t bargain the wellbeing and security of anybody engaged with the occasion.”

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