Everything You Need To Know About the MTV VMA’s
Laura Lee - August 21, 2020

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

As we all know, most events, award shows, concerts, venues, and more have been closed down in the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. But in New York City, the local infection rate is down to 1%, schools and gyms are looking like they’ll open back up, and it looks like things are turning around. That means that on August 30, New York City will host the MTV Video Music Awards. And no, it won’t be virtual- it’ll be in person, the real deal! That makes it the first awards show to take place in New York since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the early spring. It was originally scheduled to be held at the Barclays Center, but it has now been reorganized to take place at outdoor locations across New York City. That means the award show will have a music-festival feel. “The 2020 VMAs will be held on Sunday, August 30 and pay homage to the incredible resiliency of New York with several outdoor performances around the City with limited or no audience, adhering to all state and city guidelines,” said MTV and the Barclays Center in a joint statement last week.

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The awards show will take place on Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Specific locations have yet to be disclosed, but the VMAs will “highlight the boroughs in an exciting show and return to Barclays Center in 2021,” MTV said in a statement. Keke Plamer will host the award show, with BTS, Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, CNCO, J Balvin, Maluma, Roddy Rich, and The Weeknd as performers. Cyrus will debut her new single “Midnight Sky” at the VMAs. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead this year’s nominations with nine nods each, followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six. MTV has also added two new categories this year: best music video from home and best quarantine performance. You can watch the VMA’s online.