MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video

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The 2013 winner of the award is Bruno Mars for his video "Locked Out of Heaven"
The 2014 winner of the award is Ed Sheeran for his video "Sing"

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video is one of four original general awards that have been handed out every year since the very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. In 2007, though, the award was briefly renamed Male Artist of the Year, and it awarded the artist's whole body of work for that year rather than a specific video. However, the award returned to its original name in 2008. With three victories, Eminem is the artist with most wins in this category, and he also has the most nominations with nine. Meanwhile, Tom Petty, Beck, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown, all have won this category twice. Gwen Stefani was the first featured artist to win in this category and also the first female artist to win in the male category. Notably she won also best female video as featured artist with eve the same year.

Year Winner Other nominees
1984 David Bowie — "China Girl"
1985 Bruce Springsteen — "I'm on Fire"
1986 Robert Palmer — "Addicted to Love"
1987 Peter Gabriel — "Sledgehammer"
1988 Prince (featuring Sheena Easton) — "U Got the Look"
1989 Elvis Costello — "Veronica"
1990 Don Henley — "The End of the Innocence"
1991 Chris Isaak — "Wicked Game (Concept)"
1992 Eric Clapton — "Tears in Heaven (Performance)"
1993 Lenny Kravitz — "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
1994 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers — "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
1995 Tom Petty — "You Don't Know How It Feels"
1996 Beck — "Where It's At"
1997 Beck — "Devils Haircut"
1998 Will Smith — "Just the Two of Us"
1999 Will Smith — "Miami"
2000 Eminem — "The Real Slim Shady"
2001 Moby (featuring Gwen Stefani) — "South Side"
2002 Eminem — "Without Me"
2003 Justin Timberlake — "Cry Me a River"
2004 Usher (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) — "Yeah!"
2005 Kanye West — "Jesus Walks"
2006 James Blunt — "You're Beautiful"
2007 Justin Timberlake
2008 Chris Brown — "With You"
2009 T.I. (featuring Rihanna) — "Live Your Life"
2010 Eminem — "Not Afraid"
2011 Justin Bieber — "U Smile"
2012 Chris Brown — "Turn Up the Music"
2013 Bruno Mars — "Locked Out of Heaven"
2014 Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) — "Sing"


  • Most Nominated Artist, as of 2014 (Including nominations for Male Artist of the Year)
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Artist Eminem Kanye West
Bruce Springsteen Beck
Justin Timberlake
David Bowie
Lenny Kravitz
Tom Petty
Will Smith
Total nominations 9 6 5 4 3

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