September 4, 1992 |
Madonna wore a wedding gown and sang "Like a Virgin" to open the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. Three years ago on the show, Andrew "Dice" Clay was banned for profanity, and Axl Rose from the rock group Guns N' Roses exchanged punches backstage with Vince Neil from Motley Crue.
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September 4, 1993 |
It was a case of a handful of beauties and a lot of beasts. The MTV Video Music Awards fashion scene Thursday night was an incongruous mix of haute couture and faux homeless.
September 23, 2013 |
If there's one thing you can count on from awards shows, it's that they will be heavily tweeted about, and Sunday night's Emmys telecast was no exception. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, in which "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and "Behind the Candelabra" walked away with top honors, drew 924,700 tweets during its three-hour run, the most of any show for the week ended Sept. 22, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide. The awards show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who was joined by past hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch and Conan O'Brien during the opening monologue. While more than 900,000 tweets is certainly a big number, the Emmys didn't do as well on the social media site as recent youth-oriented galas, including Fox's "Teen Choice Awards," which got 4.4 million . Emmys 2013 full coverage: Best & worst moments | Winners and top nominees | Red carpet arrivals MTV's Video Music Awards last month generated a whopping 18.5 million mentions , thanks in part to Miley Cyrus' much-mocked performance. The first runner-up for the past week was the penultimate episode of AMC's "Breaking Bad," which brought in 325,000 tweets. Fox's Wednesday episode of Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" came in third, followed by the premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC. The series finale of the serial killer drama "Dexter" on Showtime was tweeted about more than 126,000 times, and the season closers...
September 6, 1996 |
Wouldn't you just know that those cagey folks at MTV would have another ace up their sleeve on Wednesday at the 13th annual Video Music Awards telecast? No, the surprise kickoff this time wasn't the welcoming back of a celebrity who had fallen from grace--a la Pee-wee Herman in 1991. And it wasn't the public kiss of a private couple--along the lines of lovebirds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley in 1994.
September 20, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- "The Super Bowl of music. " That's how Clear Channel Communications executive Tom Poleman described the iHeartRadio Music Festival that his employer is putting on this weekend in Las Vegas. And judging by the number of A-list acts due to perform Friday and Saturday nights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he's not overstating it by much. Radio-staple hit makers such as Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Keith Urban, Drake, Tim McGraw and Maroon 5 are all slated to appear, along with a handful of British rock legends in Paul McCartney, Elton John and Queen (with lead vocals by Adam Lambert)
August 20, 2013 |
Taylor Swift seems to think that the Kanye West "I'mma let you finish" routine has a time and place. And that time and place is here and now. Still. The "Red" singer, 23, is still making jokes about the rapper's stunt that took place at MTV's Video Music Awards in September 2009. You remember, West infamously grabbed the mike when Swift was about to get her award for female video and proclaimed that with "Single Ladies," Beyonce had the best female video "of all time.
September 8, 1989 |
Woe to all Madonna wanna-bes who have joyful voices but not happy feet. The full import of gotta sing, gotta dance never applied more than Wednesday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, which boasted a performing lineup full of hyphenates who hoof at least as well as they hum. The prime exemplar of this shift in pop paradigms was Laker Girl-turned-choreographer-turned-chart-topper Paula Abdul.
September 8, 1994 |
Chances are, "The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards" tonight won't look much like last year's show. The previous year's lineup of young grunge acts has been replaced by one featuring the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith--rock's elder statesmen who tend to wear custom clothes that are, for the most part, clean and unslept-in.
September 7, 1990 |
Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor took the best video of the year honor and pushed aside Madonna to win best video by a female at the seventh annual MTV Music Video Awards on Thursday night at the Universal Amphitheater. "I don't really know what to say, except thank you very much, and peace," said O'Connor, 23. Madonna, whose stylish black and white "Vogue" video was a heavy favorite, instead captured the best direction statue for videographer David Fincher.