Prince's " Little Red Corvette " joined both videos in heavy rotation at the end of April. It makes good sense for us to come down and go live from the center of it, because obviously the people there are the kinds of people who watch MTV. We didn't have to be on the cutting edge of racism. The playlist categories would be expanded to seven, from three light, medium, heavy ; including New, Light, Breakout, Medium, Active, Heavy and Power. In , MTV began to premiere music-based specials such as MTV Unplugged , an acoustic performance show, which has featured dozens of acts as its guests and has remained active in numerous iterations on various platforms for over 20 years. The exclusion enraged James; he publicly advocated the addition of more black artists' videos on the channel. Madonna capitalized on dance in her videos, using classically trained jazz and break-dancers. In , MTV debuted Yo! Several live music performances are featured alongside interviews with artists and bands that were influential throughout the year. MTV would also hold week-long music events that would take over the presentation of the channel. MTV also launched digital cable channel MTVX to play rock music videos exclusively, an experiment that lasted until Pop singers were added to the rotation with success as long as they were considered "alternative," such as Alanis Morissette , Jewel , Fiona Apple , and Sarah McLachlan. A weekly block of music videos with the name Headbangers Ball aired from to on sister channel MTV2, before spending an additional two years as a web-only series on MTV2's website, until Headbangers Ball was discontinued once again in In keeping with the influx of videos, MTV announced changes to its playlists in the November 3, , issue of Billboard magazine, that would take effect the following week. Video Music Awards —present [ edit ] Main article: The Specials' video "Rat Race" was played as the 58th video on the station's first day of broadcasting. It was difficult for MTV to find African American artists whose music fit the channel's format that leaned toward rock at the outset.