MTV Woodies 2016 will be broadcasted from SXSW in Austin, TX on March 16 at 9pm ET. This year?s Woodie Awards is hosted by Harlem-based rap artist A$AP Rocky–Rakim Mayers–known for hits such as ?F**kin? Problems,? ?L$D,? and ?Wild for the Night.? He?ll be joined by the A$AP Mob, a hip hop group which he?s a member, to welcome performances from up and coming artists of this year.
Live stream, TV, Social media coverage
You can catch MTV Woodies/10 for 16 live stream at woodies.mtv.com for blow-by-blow update, or watch the live broadcast on MTV Line (5pm CST). Likewise, you can follow the event on Twitter using #woodies.
Expect stellar performances from rising artists, including: B?RNS, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Chainsmokers, Chvrches, Jack Garratt, Jidenna, Kehlani, Travis Scott, Lukas Graham, and A$AP Ferg.
The Woodies used to air over at MTVU, an MTV division owned by Viacom, but this year?s event will air on MTV. The move reflects the organizers? aim to cover a broader audience base outside of the usual college-age bracket.The show is traditionally shown on over 750 college and university campuses in the U.S., where college students vote the winners.
The Woodies is generally regarded as a good platform for future stars; in fact, Adele had graced the event before she became a worldwide sensation. Her ?Chasing Pavements? had been nominated for the Best Video Woodie in 2008. She lost to Motion City Soundtrack?s ?It Had To Be You.? Meanwhile, that year?s Woodie of the Year went to a certain Paramore.
If there?s one thing that we learned from past Woodies, losing in it is just as a guaranteed shot at fame years hence. Right, Adele?