This year, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 25.
In Brooklyn Borough Mayor Marty Markowitz's own words: "From hip-hop to hipsters, Jay- Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the 'spotlight' on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca — the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013's biggest bands, like Fun. and the Lumineers,".
MTV, music videos, awards, Barclays Center and Brooklyn. When you think about it, it utterly makes sense.