MTV Video Music Awards back to LA for 2017

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 20 (ANI): The MTV Video Music Awards is returning to Los Angeles after New York City played host in 2016.

Shelli Azoff, Managing Partner for the Forum, which is run by MSG Entertainment, said in a statement, "MTV, at 35 years old, has been around almost as long as the Forum. Together, we're 85 and enjoy lifetimes of music history," E! Online reported.

He added, "This year is sure to be another epic show with many incredible memories for MTV, the award winners, and especially the fans. The entire Forum family is thrilled to welcome back the VMAs!"

Inglewood Mayor James Butts also issued a statement, saying "The City of Inglewood welcomes the return of the MTV VMAs to the No. 1 concert venue in California, the Forum. Once again, Madison Square Garden set the standard for both East and West Coasts."

The 2016 VMAs saw Beyonce strut away with eight Moonmen including Video of the Year for 'Formation.'

Jesse Ignjatovic will return as this year's executive producer for the event that will air on August 27.(ANI)