New York, NY (August 6, 2014)?? Adding to the rapidly growing list of not-to-be-missed live musical performances,?MTV?today announced that superstar rock band,?Maroon 5, will make their debut VMA performance during the?2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” LIVE?from The Forum in Inglewood, CA on?Sunday,?August 24?at?9:00 p.m.?ET/PT.?Maroon 5?joins previously announced 2014 “MTV Video Music Award” performers?Usher,?Ariana Grande?and?5 Seconds of Summer.? Additional VMA performers and presenters to be announced at a later date. Click?hereto view a photo from the Maroon 5 VMA promo shoot.
“We are so excited about our upcoming new album and to be part of the great VMA lineup this year. It is our first time doing the show and we are thrilled to be on it performing our new single,” said?Adam Levine.
Surrounded by thousands of fans,?Maroon 5?will thrill viewers from a special VMA stage, presented by the Kia Soul, with a live rendition of a single off their upcoming fifth studio album, V. On September 2, 2014, Interscope Records will release V ? the new album by Maroon 5. True to its title, V represents the fifth full-length studio effort from the Grammy Award winning superstar band. Considering that career benchmark, Maroon 5’s latest provides a sonic summation of the group’s journey to date ? capturing the essence of the earliest M5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth into the future.
Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, “Songs About Jane” and their double platinum album, “It Won’t be Soon Before Long,” which included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.” In 2010, the band released their third studio album, “Hands All Over,” which featured the group’s anthemic chart-topping smash single “Moves Like Jagger.” The song has since gone on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Maroon 5’s most recent album “Overexposed” quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of its singles rising to the top of the charts and setting an all time record for the most #1s (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. In conjunction with the album, Maroon 5 wrapped one of the highest grossing tours of 2013 with over 50 million dollars in ticket sales. On September 2, 2014, 222/ Interscope will release Maroon 5’s new album “V.” The release is a sonic summation of the group’s journey to date– capturing the essence of the earliest M5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth in the future.
Fans can vote in VMA categories, including “Best Hip Hop,” “MTV Clubland,” “Best Video with a Social Message,” and more by visiting?vma.mtv.com. Additionally, fans can vote for “MTV Artist To Watch,” presented by?Taco Bell?, by?texting the nominee’s name to 22444 (standard message and data rates apply).
Nominees for a new socially voted category, “Best Lyric Video” will be announced at a later date on?vma.mtv.com.
Public Sale tickets for the 2014 VMAs are available?here.
MTV Video Music Awards
The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” delivered big, with the award show ranking as cable’s #1 entertainment telecast of the year among P12-34 at the time.? The first-ever award show to be broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the VMAs garnered a total audience of 10.1 million viewers, a 66 percent increase versus 2012, and the ratings jumped 47 percent compared to the previous year’s telecast, delivering a strong 7.8 P12-34 rating.? The encore presentation of the show on MTV earned an additional 2.8 million total viewers, amounting to 12.9 million total viewers across both airings on MTV.? Ratings for the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show” increased 100 percent compared to the previous year with P12-34 and garnered a 3.6 rating among that demographic, and total viewers grew a whopping 119 percent with 4.6 million tuning in.*?Additionally, the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” aired across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels and enjoyed?a double-digit ratings increase year over year in key international markets such as the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Argentina and more.
The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” shattered previous records across MTV’s web, mobile and social channels at the time ranking as the biggest VMA day in history in terms of total visitors, page views and streams. More than 4 million fans visited VMA content on?MTV.com, mobile web and MTV app generating more than 15 million total streams ? five times higher than the previous year’s show day ? with the live stream portion now ranking as the biggest in Viacom’s history. MTV mobile saw its biggest day ever with more than 2 million visitors, 6 million page views and 1.8 million streams. During the two-hour telecast, social media exploded as fans passionately reacted to the performances and winners generating 120 national and worldwide trending topics on twitter, and 1.2 million Instagram likes.? Additionally, MTV launched a successful cross platform social communications campaign to build anticipation for the show entitled #RoadToTheVMAs, which featured the Moonman in a myriad of iconic locations, events and with various artists and celebrities? throughout Brooklyn and NYC. The campaign garnered more than 100 million social media impressions, including over half a million likes on Instagram, nearly 60 million impressions on Twitter, more than 40 million impressions on Facebook and over 1.2 million impressions on Tumblr.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.
Official sponsors of the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” include 5? GUM,?Caress? Body Wash, CLEAN & CLEAR?,?Degree Women?,?Kia Motors, Pepsi?, State Farm?, Taco Bell?,?truth??and?TRESemm??.
*Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. P12-34, unless noted. Ranked on 000s. Entertainment = excludes sports. Telecast rank dates: 12/31/12-8/25/13.
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About the Forum:
The Forum underwent a reinvention that has created a thriving venue for both artists and music fans. The Forum opened?on January 15?as the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment. Architecturally, the interior of the bowl has been completely modernized and features flexible seating, ranging from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of events. In addition to completely refurbished concourses, fans will enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of new event level hospitality offerings, including food and beverage, merchandise and bathrooms. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena; ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. Additionally, the Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for artists thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. The new Forum was designed with artists in mind and includes seven, star-caliber dressing rooms that feature upgraded amenities, providing an unparalleled experience for all entertainers and performers.? For more information, please visit?www.fabulousforum.com.