13th September 2018


What was the first year of MTV?

August 1, 1981, New York City, NY

Also to know is, what was the first videos on MTV?

First music videos aired on MTV
1"Video Killed the Radio Star"The Buggles
2"You Better Run"Pat Benatar
3"She Won't Dance with Me"Rod Stewart
4"You Better You Bet"The Who

Who was the first black artist to appear on MTV?

“Billie Jean” was the second single from the “Thriller” album, released January 2, 1983 after the Jackson/McCartney duet, “The Girl is Mine”. It's true, the first African-american artist to have their own video on MTV on high rotation was Michael Jackson.

Who started MTV?

Robert Pittman
Tom Freston
Les Garland
John Sykes