20 Shocking Facts about the MTV VMAs You Definitely Never Knew
Any child of the ’80s will tell you that, back in their day, before all the Teen Mom seasons and Jersey Shore hijinks, MTV dedicated practically every minute of its airtime to music videos. And it wasn’t long before the network launched its own Video Music Awards (VMAs) in 1984, complete with the iconic astronaut trophy that has affectionately been dubbed the “moonman.”
Thirty-five years later, what began as a way to honor the best in the music video medium has morphed into an epic night of over-the-top fashion, history-making musical performances, and, of course, jaw-dropping celebrity moments. Ahead of this year’s awards on Monday, August 26th, we’ve rounded up the most shocking true stories about VMAs past that even diehard music fans don’t know. So grab some popcorn, put on your meat dress, and dive into these crazy facts about the MTV Video Music Awards.
The seating chart takes months to finalize and stars don’t even follow it.