MTV Italian Music Awards

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MTV Awards
TRL Awards logo used in 2012.
Awarded forBest in Italian Music
Presented by MTV Italy
First awarded2006-Present

The MTV Awards (known as TRL Awards from 2006 to 2012) were established in 2006 by MTV Italy, awarded to the most popular artists and music videos in Italy. Originally an annual event for the most requested videos and artists on Total Request Live , from 2013 the MTV Awards reflect what MTV Italian viewers consider the best in music, cinema and fashion.

Total Request Live is the Italian version of the American television program of the same name that originated in 1999. Originally broadcast weekdays at 2.00 p.m., its time slot was changed as it ran into its second season. It was broadcast at 3.00 p.m. starting in 2002.


From 2006 to 2010 the show changed its host city every year, and from 2011-2016 was set in Florence before moving to Rome in 2017. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on MTV Italy, and online.

Florence Capital and most populous city of the Italian region of Tuscany

Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.

Rome Capital city and comune in Italy

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.

Host cities

YearVenueCityPresenterDateBackstage host
2006 Piazza del Duomo Milan Alessandro Cattelan and Giorgia Surina March 25, 2006
2007 Piazza del Duomo Milan Alessandro Cattelan April 13, 2007
2008 Piazza del Plebiscito Naples Alessandro Cattelan and Elena SantarelliMay 17, 2008Carlo Pastore
2009 Piazza Unità d'Italia Trieste Carlo Pastore and Elisabetta Canalis May 16, 2009Valentina Correani and Gemelli Diversi
2010 Porto Antico Genoa J Ax May 8, 2010
2011 Piazza Santa Croce Florence Fabrizio Biggio, Francesco Mandelli and Nina Zilli April 20, 2011Brenda Lodigiani and Bruno Cabrerizo
2012 Piazzale Michelangelo Florence Valentina Correani and Club Dogo May 5, 2012
2013 Piazzale Michelangelo Florence Virginia Raffaele, Ubaldo Pantani and Omar FantiniJune 15, 2013
2014 [1] Parco delle Cascine Florence Chiara Francini, Pif and Alessandro BettiJune 21, 2014
2015 Parco delle Cascine Florence Emis Killa June 14, 2015
2016 Parco delle Cascine Florence Francesco MandelliJune 19, 2016
2017 Piazza del Popolo Rome Francesco Gabbani May 27, 2017

Award Winners


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Milan Italian city

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Naples Comune in Campania, Italy

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