The MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video is one of the original general awards that has been handed out every year since the first annual MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. In 2007, however, the award was briefly renamed Female Artist of the Year, and it awarded the artist's whole body of work for that year rather than a specific video. In 2008, though, the award returned to its original name. Madonna is this award's biggest winner and nominee, as three out of her twelve nominated videos have won this award. Also Katy Perry is the artist with the most nominations without winning, with 5 consecutive years without winning.