MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video

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The MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video was first awarded in 1989, and it was one of the original four genre categories that were added to the MTV Video Music Awards that year. With a revamp of the awards in 2007, the category was cut out along with several others, yet it returned for the 2008 awards, where it was given a new name: Best Dancing in a Video. In 2009 the award for Best Dancing was again eliminated from the VMAs, but it was revived again in 2010 as Best Dance Music Video. The following year, though, the award was once again absent from the category list. Once again, the award was revived in 2012, this time under the name of Best Electronic Dance Music Video, celebrating the rise in popularity of EDM throughout the year. It was again eliminated for the 2013 awards. On July 17, 2014, MTV bought the category back, this time renaming it the MTV Clubland Award for the 2014 Awards, which will announce the winner on August 24, 2014.

The Pussycat Dolls are the category's biggest winners, having won it twice in 2006 and 2008. Madonna and Janet Jackson, on the other hand, are the two most nominated artists, each having been nominated six times for this category, followed by Jennifer Lopez, who has been nominated five times.

Year Winner Other nominees
1989 Paula Abdul — "Straight Up"
1990 MC Hammer — "U Can't Touch This"
1991 C+C Music Factory — "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
1992 Prince and the New Power Generation — "Cream"
1993 En Vogue — "Free Your Mind"
1994 Salt-n-Pepa (featuring En Vogue) — "Whatta Man"
1995 Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson — "Scream"
1996 Coolio — "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
1997 Spice Girls — "Wannabe"
1998 The Prodigy — "Smack My Bitch Up"
1999 Ricky Martin — "Livin' la Vida Loca"
2000 Jennifer Lopez — "Waiting for Tonight"
2001 'N Sync — "Pop"
2002 Pink — "Get the Party Started"
2003 Justin Timberlake — "Rock Your Body"
2004 Usher (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) — "Yeah!"
2005 Missy Elliott (featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop) — "Lose Control"
2006 Pussycat Dolls (featuring Snoop Dogg) — "Buttons"
2007 No award given
2008 Pussycat Dolls — "When I Grow Up"
2009 No award given
2010 Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
2011 No award given
2012 Calvin Harris — "Feel So Close"
2013 No award given
2014 TBA

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