|Host: Neil Patrick Harris
Original Network: MTV
Production year: 2009
Original release: August 13, 2009
Cast: Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Cobra Starship, Leighton Meester, Ne-Yo
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Host Russell Brand and many 2009 MTV Video Music Awards nominees promoted the show with a series of West Side Story-themed ads titled VMA Side Story. In the ads, the hottest young singers shared their own special version of the song “Tonight” from the award-winning musical.
Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the lyrics of the song, while Bill Sherman composed it.