The MTV Video Music Awards is moving to the Staples Center, home of the Lakers, for the 2012 show after spending two years in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards scored MTV’s biggest audience in the network’s history with a record-breaking 12.4 million viewers and was also the most tweeted-about awards show ever. That being said, MTV felt the 2012 show should be hosted at the epicenter of the L.A. sports and entertainment universe – the Staples Center.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will take place Thursday, September 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
In the meantime, the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, airing live Sunday, June 3, from Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, will be hosted by two-time VMA host, Russell Brand.