MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video

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MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video
Awarded for quality rock music videos
Country United States
Presented by MTV
First awarded 1989
Last awarded 2015
Official website VMA website

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video was first given out in 1989, and it was one of the four original genre categories added to the VMAs that year. Firstly, the award was called the Best Heavy Metal Video. From 1990 to 1995, it was called as Best Metal/Hard Rock Video, and in 1996, the award was once again renamed for Best Hard Rock Video. Finally, in 1997 the award acquired its present and more general name, Best Rock Video, as, after 1998, acts which would have previously been eligible for the Best Alternative Video award became eligible for this one. It was not given out in 2007, as the VMAs were revamped and most original categories were eliminated. In 2008, though, MTV brought back this category, along with several of the others that were retired in 2007.

Aerosmith is both the biggest winner and nominated act, with eight nominations and winning four of these. Linkin Park holds the honor with the second most nominations with seven, while Metallica trails behind with six. In 2014, New Zealand singer Lorde became the first female to win the award with her music video "Royals".

Recipients[edit]

Guns N' Roses performing.
Inaugural winner Guns N' Roses
Aerosmith performing.
Aerosmith is the biggets winner and nominated act, with four and eight, respectively
Linkin Park performing.
Three-time winner Linkin Park is one of the two acts to win for two consecutive years.
Green Day performing.
Green Day has won the award twice for their music videos "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "21 Guns"
Thirty Seconds to Mars during a performance.
Thirty Seconds to Mars won the award twice
Coldplay performing.
2012 winner Coldplay
Lorde performing holding a mic.
Lorde is the first and only female act to win this award
Year Winner Nationality Nominees Ref.
1989 Guns N' Roses — "Sweet Child o' Mine"  United States [1]
1990 Aerosmith — "Janie's Got a Gun"  United States [2]
1991 Aerosmith — "The Other Side"  United States [3]
1992 Metallica — "Enter Sandman"  United States [4]
1993 Pearl Jam — "Jeremy"  United States [5]
1994 Soundgarden — "Black Hole Sun"  United States [6]
1995 White Zombie — "More Human than Human"  United States [7]
1996 Metallica — "Until It Sleeps"  United States [8]
1997 Aerosmith — "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"  United States [9]
1998 Aerosmith — "Pink"  United States [10]
1999 Korn — "Freak on a Leash"  United States [11]
2000 Limp Bizkit — "Break Stuff"  United States [12]
2001 Limp Bizkit — "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"  United States [13]
2002 Linkin Park — "In the End"  United States [14]
2003 Linkin Park — "Somewhere I Belong"  United States [15]
2004 Jet — "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"  Australia [16]
2005 Green Day — "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"  United States [17]
2006 AFI — "Miss Murder"  United States [18]
2007
2008 Linkin Park — "Shadow of the Day"  United States [19]
2009 Green Day — "21 Guns"  United States [20]
2010 Thirty Seconds to Mars — "Kings and Queens"  United States [21]
2011 Foo Fighters — "Walk"  United States [22]
2012 Coldplay — "Paradise"  United Kingdom [23]
2013 Thirty Seconds to Mars — "Up in the Air"  United States [24]
2014 Lorde — "Royals"  New Zealand [25]
2015 Fall Out Boy — "Uma Thurman"  United States [26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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