Curated Collection

Editorial: MTV


On August 1, 1981, MTV went on air for the first time, opening with “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles. In this curated collection, discover editorial stock footage and photos of music stars on-air and at MTV’s Video Music Awards, including Lady Gaga, H.E.R., Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, John Legend, and more.