Ten Years Ago, Kanye West Was At War With MTV

A lot about the music industry has changed since 2007—iTunes has given way to streaming, iPods are museum artifacts, people are fascinated with T-Pain for not singing…
Jordan Sargent / September 11, 2017

MTV Won’t Say How Milo Yiannopoulos Got Into the VMAs

On Sunday night, alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos attended the MTV Video Music Awards, sharing multiple selfies from the show. It was ostensibly an unusual venue for Yiannopoulos,…
Anna Gaca / August 29, 2017

Why Was Milo Yiannopoulos at the VMAs?

Among all the celebrities who showed up to this year's VMAs was one especially odious person. For some reason, alt-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos was in attendance…
Anna Gaca / August 28, 2017

MTV Unplugged Is Coming Back This Fall

MTV’s stripped-to-the-acoustics live music series MTV Unplugged is coming back this fall, and rock-pop star Shawn Mendes is making the reboot’s first appearance.
Sadie Bell, Billboard / August 17, 2017

MTV Says “Despacito” Video Wasn’t Submitted to the VMAs

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber's version of "Despacito" is #1 for a 14th week, tying for the second-longest-ever run at the top of the Hot…
Anna Gaca / August 14, 2017

Kendrick Lamar to Perform at VMAs

MTV announced today that Kendrick Lamar will perform at the Video Music Awards. He's so far the only announced hip-hop artist who'll join this year's slate of performers.
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2017

The Weeknd, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, and More to Perform at MTV VMAs

MTV has revealed some of its featured performers for this year's Video Music Awards. The slate includes The Weeknd, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Miley Cyrus,…
Brian Josephs / August 7, 2017

Yo! MTV Un-wrapped

Donnie Wahlberg is led out of a Kentucky courtroom in handcuffs, burly police deputies clearing a path through the crowd of anxious adolescents. The New…
David Samuels / August 4, 2017

MTV Is Rebooting TRL

MTV is reviving Total Request Live, the weekday music video countdown that once anchored the channel's music programming, the New York Times reports. It's part of a…
Anna Gaca / July 31, 2017

MTV VMA Nominees 2017: Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, The Weeknd and More

MTV has announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards. Front-runners include Kendrick Lamar, who is up for eight awards for his acclaimed album…
Geena Kloeppel / July 25, 2017

Al Gore to Host MTV Climate Change Special With Fat Joe and Steve Aoki

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power--Al Gore's followup to his hit 2006 climate-change documentary and cinematic PSA An Inconvenient Truth--comes to theaters this Friday (July 28).
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

MTV’s New Fear Factor, Which Is Hosted by Ludacris, Sounds Not Very Scary At All

MTV is rebooting Fear Factor, the first-wave reality TV gross-out show that featured contestants gargling donkey sperm, munching on spiders, and dangling from moving helicopters. It's replacing classic host Joe Rogan with…
Anna Gaca / April 12, 2017

This Kanye West New Album Rumor Has Already Been Abandoned

Yesterday, MTV News published a story about a mysterious package that been addressed to one of its editors. The package— wrote Hillary Hughes, to whom…
Jordan Sargent / March 16, 2017

MTV President Says Movie Awards Will Now Include Television Because We’re In a “Golden Age of Content”

We're in peak TV, and MTV is responding accordingly. The pop culture institution has announced that after 25 years of existence, the MTV Movie Awards…
Brian Josephs / March 13, 2017

MTV News Hopes to Become the Next Digital Media Shop to Unionize

Following successful union drives at Vice, the former Gawker Media, Salon, the Huffington Post, and others, the staffers of MTV News have announced their intent…
Andy Cush / February 3, 2017
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