2020 MTV Video Music Awards

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Keke Palmer is host for this year's ceremonies, which will trade the crowded blowout originally planned for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in favor of musical performances by featured artists from various iconic New York locations across all five boroughs of the city. It's a move necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, but it also is intended as an homage to the spirit and resilience of the Big Apple in the face of this health crisis. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead the field of nominees with nine each.