BROOKLYN - The MTV Video Music Awards are bound for Brooklyn.

The Barclays Center has been tapped to host the big event on Aug. 25 this year. The show is traditionally held in Los Angeles or Manhattan, and was last in New York in 2009.

MTV will celebrate 30 years of the VMAs this year. From Kanye West and Taylor Swift to the Madonna-Britney Spears-Christina Aguilera kiss, the show has become known more for its pop culture moments than the winners of its signature Moonman trophies.