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MTV to hold Video Music Awards in Miami

Network chief says city 'beautiful backdrop' for annual party
/ Source: The Associated Press

MTV will take its irreverent Video Music Awards to Miami this year.

The live event, in its 21st year, will be held Aug. 29 at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

“The VMAs are always the biggest, craziest party of the year, and Miami is a beautiful backdrop for this summer’s show,” MTV President Van Toffler said.

The awards show — usually held in New York City, and occasionally in Los Angeles — celebrates the year’s best music videos, but the honors are usually upstaged by the shenanigans of its celebrity presenters and performers. Last year, the show’s most talked about moment was an onstage kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears.