The show helped launch many new acts into the spotlight, especially during its early years. Britney, Christina, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC were all heavily featured on TRL. And as those artists got bigger, so did the show.
MTV president Chris McCarthy has announced a major change in the network's direction. And one of those changes means going back to the network's past. That's why, in October 2017, MTV is actually bringing back TRL.
However, this doesn't mean the return of Carson Daly or any of TRL's other original hosts. Instead, the show will have five new hosts the network hopes will connect with today's audience. They include Chicago radio host Erik Zachary and rapper-comedian DC Young Fly (pictured).
If you grew up watching TRL and then became a musician, you may have thought you'd never get a chance to be on the show yourself. But now, that chance is available once again. As long as you can get enough votes.
However, this person doesn't like the idea of having TRL without Carson Daly. But then again, there were already many years where Daly didn't host the show. He left in 2003, five years before the show's end.
Also, the VMA's Moonman award will now be known as the Moon Person. "Why should it be a man?” said MTV president Chris McCarthy. “It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.”
But the biggest news is the return of TRL. Whether the show can be a success in an age where people can listen to music and watch videos whenever they want online remains to be seen. But MTV is going to find out.