2023 MTV Video Music Awards Location and Date Revealed

Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Jeremy Smith/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (13330473du)

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are returning to New Jersey. The MTV-presented award show just announced that the 2023 VMAs ceremony will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on September 12.

This will be the second consecutive time that the VMAs are held at Prudential Center and the third time in the past five years. According to MTV, the event will air globally in 150 countries and is expected to attract more than 300 million viewers.

“Celebrating one of our biggest nights in music with the Garden State’s incredible fans has been our goal since last year’s highly successful event,” said Bruce Gillmer of MTV’s parent company Paramount.

Last year’s MTV Video Music Awards ceremony was highlighted by Taylor Swift, who broke the record for most Video of the Year awards. Swift was honored for the short-film adaptation of her tract “All Too Well,” marking her third award in the Video of the Year category. 

Jack Harlow had the most successful night overall in 2022, taking home four awards, including Song of the Summer for “First Class” and Best Collaboration for Lil Nas X’s feature “Industry Baby.” Nicki Minaj was honored with Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while Red Hot Chili Peppers received Global Icon Award.