MTV will award a virtual concert at its next gala

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MTV will reward a virtual concert at its next gala

One ​​of biggest pop groups in the world, BTS, performed last December in one of the biggest video games in the world, “Minecraft”.

The 41st ceremony of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) will designate at the end of August the artist who has distinguished himself the most in the metaverse. This is a first for this gala, very popular with young people, which rewards the best music videos of the year.

The Best Metaverse Performance category has been added to the list VMA nominations to celebrate artists who have found creative ways to use these [virtual] spaces, an MTV spokesperson told The Hill news site.

Ariana Grande, Blackpink, BTS, Charli XCX, Justin Bieber and Twenty One Pilots are the candidates for this trophy.

American pop star Ariana Grande has led five virtual concerts last August in the virtual environment of the video game Fortnite, on the occasion of an event called Rift Tour.

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Members of Korean pop girl group Blackpink did the same this month by performing a dozen times on PUBG Mobile, a Battle Royale-like game.< /p> Start of YouTube widget. Skip widget?End of YouTube widget. Back to top widget?

Another K-pop group BTS performed their hits Butter and Permission to Dance in the Minecraft universe during an interactive event broadcast by Youtube on December 16 and 17 .

Video is nearing 5 billion views.

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Canadian singer Justin Bieber is nominated for An Interactive Virtual Experience, a concert broadcast last November merging video games, real-time motion capture and live musical performances.

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Finally, British singer Charli XCX and American rock band Twenty One Pilots performed concerts on the Roblox platform, a multiplayer online game aimed at children and teenagers who has over 44 million active users worldwide.

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The MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 28.

With information from Mashable

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