Mayor Bill de Blasio says that for the first time ever, the VMA’s will be hosted at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. This is big news since the VMA’s hasn’t touched down in New York since 2013. Before that, it hadn’t seen the big apple since 2009.

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de Blasio says,

“We are excited that MTV will bring the VMAs back to its original home of New York City. From the red carpet to the accolades to the performances—and everything in between—the VMAs are an incredible showcase for so many talented artists.”

president of MTV, Sean Atkins released a statment saying ,

“The VMAs at MSG is a New York story too good to resist. The VMAs deliver some of pop culture’s most defining moments and we’re grateful to our New York home and Madison Square Garden for rolling out the red carpet for what is sure to be the biggest night in music.”