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MTV VMAs: Then Vs. Now

A lot has changed since 1984 but one thing remains the same: the MTV VMAs are the most entertaining award show on TV. Make sure you tune in Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8/7c to catch all the juicy action.

1. THE VENUE

New York’s Radio City Music Hall (1984-1985, 1994-1997, 2002-2003, 2006 and 2009)

LA’s Staples Center (2012)

2. THE CELEBRITY HOST

Eddie Murphy (1993)

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Now: Kevin Hart (2012)

3. THE HOT COUPLE

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Then: Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy (1999)

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Now:Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (2012)

4. THE REIGNING POP PRINCESS

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Then: Britney Spears (2000)

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Now: Katy Perry (2011)

5. THE HEARTTHROBS

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Then: ‘N Sync (2001)

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Now: One Direction (2012)

6. THE WINNING SWEEPS

Madonna’s Ray Of Light, 6 awards (1998)

Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance, 7 awards (2010)

7. THE BEST NEW ARTISTS

Eminem (1999)

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Tyler, The Creator (2011)

8. THE PERFORMERS

Green Day (1994)

Green Day (2005)

Green Day (2012)

9. THE FASHION

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Then: Madonna (1994)

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Now: Beyonce (2011)

11. THE SURPRISING COLLABORATIONS

Christina Aguilera and Fred Durst (2000)

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Only time will tell!

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