Britney Spears performed at the awards in 2007
The MTV Video Music Awards will return to Los Angeles this September after a 10-year absence from the US city.
The event will take place on the sound stages and rooftops of the Paramount Pictures movie studios in Hollywood.
Since 1998 the awards have been held mostly in New York, but they transferred to Miami in 2004 and 2005.
Last year's extravaganza in Las Vegas witnessed Britney Spears comeback, when commentators said the pop star appeared nervous and out of shape.
There was also an off-camera fight between Pamela Anderson's ex-husbands Kid Rock and Tommy Lee, while Kanye West lost his temper in front of the media because he lost all five categories for which he was nominated.
The big winners for 2007 were Justin Timberlake with four awards including top male artist, and R&B star Rihanna, who won video of the year for Umbrella.
This year's host, nominees and list of performers will be announced at a later date.