Big Joe asks: What’s your favorite MTV VMA Memory?
The MTV Video Music Awards are Sunday night! The show has come a long way since its inception back in 1984. Today, the VMAs draw millions of viewers both domestically and internationally. The original concept for the awards show was to make it an alternative to the Grammys, which didn't acknowledge music videos.
The VMAs have always garnered lots of controversy. You probably remember or have seen clips of Madonna's first performance of "Like a Virgin." You can say she set the tone for the sort of eccentric behavior that the show has become famous for.
In 1989, Jersey's own Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora blew minds as they played acoustic renditions of their hits, "Livin' On a Prayer," and "Wanted Dead or Alive." Two years prior they won, Best Stage performance in a video for, "Livin' on a Prayer." And in 1991, Bon Jovi received the highest form of acknowledgement the VMAs has to offer when they took home the Video Vanguard Award.
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Catch the VMAs tonight on MTV at 9pm. In the running for Video of the year are Beyonce's "7/11," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars with "Uptown Funk," and Taylor Swift, "Bad Blood." Who do you expect to win? All details regarding tonight's show can be found here.