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MTV announced earlier today that they would bringing the Video Music Awards back to California this year. The awards will be taking place at the Forum in Los Angeles on Aug. 24 of this year.
MTV reported that this will mark the first award show to be taking place at the historic L.A. venue.
MTV President Stephen Friedman, explained why the network chose this venue and expressed excitement over another year of the VMAs. "With its incomparable legacy as a world class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California's most iconic entertainment landmarks. The Forum has hosted some of the most legendary musical artists and performances ever seen and we can't wait to add the 2014 Video Music Awards to this list and create the type of memorable moments that music fans will talk about for years to come."
The Hollywood Reporter added that James T. Butts, mayor of Inglewood which features the newly redesigned venue, echoed the excitement of Friedman.
"I am thrilled to welcome the MTV Video Music Awards to the Forum in Inglewood," said Butts. "Since its reopening in January, the ‘Fabulous’ Forum has become the destination for music-lovers in Southern California. A truly historic location, and home to some of the greatest concerts and sporting events, the Forum is back, better than ever and ready to shine for decades more."
Last year the VMA's took place in Brooklyn and were broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The highlight of the night went to the controversial musical performance for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which featured Miley Cyrus.