'13 MTV Music Awards : Brooklyn, NY


With help from social media, MTV has revealed that its 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the newly-opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The move to the popular arena will serve as the first time the VMA's have been taped in a location other than Manhattan, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas.

This year's awards show, which will take place on August 25th, will also mark the first time the VMA's have been in New York City since 2009. Over the past three years, the VMA's have been filmed in various venues in Los Angeles including the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre.

Following a series of grand opening concerts that featured noted Brooklyn emcee Jay-Z, Barclays Center has become a go-to location in New York City for all things music oriented.

Despite a large drop in viewers, last year's VMA's welcomed performances from Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and more.