MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video

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MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video
Awarded for quality hip-hop music videos
Country United States
Presented by MTV
First awarded 1999
Last awarded 2015
Official website VMA website

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video was first given out at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The award, according to MTV, was originally intended for hip-hop-inspired songs, not necessarily actual hip-hop music videos (which were instead honored by Best Rap Video). This explains the recognition of non-hip-hop songs such as "Thong Song" and "I'm Real (Remix)". The award was not given out in 2007, as the VMAs were revamped and most original categories were eliminated, however, Best Hip-Hop Video was reinstated in 2008. By then, though, the rules had relatively changed, as R&B and rap videos also became eligible for nominations in this category since the awards for Best Rap Video and Best R&B Video were not brought back.

Eminem, OutKast, Missy Elliott, Drake, and Nicki Minaj are the biggest winners in this category, winning twice, while the former is the only act to win for two consecutive years. Kanye West owns the most nominations, with a total of nine. Missy Elliott was the first female rapper to win this category.

Recipients[edit]

Beastie Boys performing.
Inaugural winner Beastie Boys
Eminem performing.
Eminem is the only act to win the award for two consecutive years
Drake performing.
The 2012 and 2014 winner Drake for his "HYFR" with Lil Wayne and "Hold On, We're Going Home" with Majid Jordan
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Sasquatch 2011
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the award in 2013
Nicki Mijai with a pink hair at the VMAs.
Nicki Minaj is one of the two female acts to win the award twice, along with Missy Elliott
Year Winner Nationality Nominees Ref.
1999 Beastie Boys — "Intergalactic"  United States [1]
2000 Sisqó — "Thong Song"  United States [2]
2001 OutKast — "Ms. Jackson"  United States [3]
2002 Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule) — "I'm Real (Remix)"  United States [4]
2003 Missy Elliott — "Work It"  United States [5]
2004 OutKast — "Hey Ya!"  United States [6]
2005 Missy Elliott (featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop) — "Lose Control"  United States [7]
2006 The Black Eyed Peas — "My Humps"  United States [8]
2007
2008 Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) — "Lollipop"  United States [9]
2009 Eminem — "We Made You"  United States [10]
2010 Eminem — "Not Afraid"  United States [11]
2011 Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"  Trinidad and Tobago [12]
2012 Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) — "HYFR"  Canada

 United States

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2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Ray Dalton) — "Can't Hold Us"  United States [14]
2014 Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — "Hold On, We're Going Home"  Canada [15]
2015 Nicki Minaj — "Anaconda"  Trinidad and Tobago [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 1999". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2000". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2001". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2002". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2003". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2004". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2005". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2006". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2008". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2009". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2010". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2011". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2012". MTV. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2013". MTV. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2014". MTV. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ "2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Revealed: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran & More". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 21, 2015.