MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist

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MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist
Country United States
Presented by MTV
First awarded 1984
Currently held by DNCE,
(2016)
Official website VMA website

The MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist have been given out since the first annual MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. From then to 2006, the award was named Best New Artist in a Video. In 2007 its name was changed to Best New Artist, as the category underwent a format change to award the artist's body of work for the full year rather than a specific video. For the 2008 ceremony, though, while the award retained its 2007 name, it returned to the format of awarding a specific video rather than the artist's full body of work. The category was later renamed Artist to Watch through 2013 to 2015 while still keeping the format of an award going to a certain video.

Five artists who won the award, Eurythmics, Nirvana, Eminem, Avenged Sevenfold and Gym Class Heroes, were technically ineligible since the winning song did not come off of their respective debut records, which were released in 1981, 1989, 1996, 2001 and 2004, respectively. Justin Bieber is the youngest artist to win this award or any Video Music Award at the age of 16.

Recipients[edit]

Eurythmics performing.
Inaugural winner Eurythmics
Fiona Apple wearing a green outfit while singing.
1997 award winner Fiona Apple
Avril Lavigne wearing a black gown and sining in to a microphone.
2002 award winner Avril Lavigne
Maroon 5 are looking gently towards the camera.
2004 award winner Maroon 5
2005 awards winner The Killers
2008 award winner Tokio Hotel
Lady Gaga in 2009 at the VMAs red carpet holding an award.
2009 award winner Lady Gaga
Justin Bieber in 2010 at the VMAs red carpet holding an award.
2010 award winner Justin Bieber
2011 award winner Tyler, The Creator
One Direction performing.
2012 award winner One Direction
2013 award winner Austin Mahone
Fith Harmony performing.
2014 award winner Fifth Harmony
2016 award winner DNCE
Year Winner(s) Nominees Ref.
1984 Eurythmics – "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" [1]
1985 'Til Tuesday – "Voices Carry" [2]
1986 A-ha – "Take On Me" [3]
1987 Crowded House – "Don't Dream It's Over" [4]
1988 Guns N' Roses – "Welcome to the Jungle" [5]
1989 Living Colour – "Cult of Personality" [6]
1990 Michael Penn – "No Myth" [7]
1991 Jesus Jones – "Right Here, Right Now" [8]
1992 Nirvana – "Smells Like Teen Spirit" [9]
1993 Stone Temple Pilots – "Plush" [10]
1994 Counting Crows – "Mr. Jones" [11]
1995 Hootie & the Blowfish – "Hold My Hand" [12]
1996 Alanis Morissette – "Ironic" [13]
1997 Fiona Apple – "Sleep to Dream" [14]
1998 Natalie Imbruglia – "Torn" [15]
1999 Eminem – "My Name Is" [16]
2000 Macy Gray – "I Try" [17]
2001 Alicia Keys – "Fallin'" [18]
2002 Avril Lavigne – "Complicated" [19]
2003 50 Cent – "In da Club" [20]
2004 Maroon 5 – "This Love" [21]
2005 The Killers – "Mr. Brightside" [22]
2006 Avenged Sevenfold – "Bat Country" [23]
2007 Gym Class Heroes [24]
2008 Tokio Hotel – "Ready, Set, Go!" [25]
2009 Lady Gaga – "Poker Face" [26]
2010 Justin Bieber (featuring Ludacris) – "Baby" [27]
2011 Tyler, the Creator – "Yonkers" [28]
2012 One Direction – "What Makes You Beautiful" [29]
2013 Austin Mahone – "What About Love" [30]
2014 Fifth Harmony – "Miss Movin' On" [31]
2015 Fetty Wap — "Trap Queen" [32]
2016 DNCE [33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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