MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message

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The MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message is an award handed out at the yearly MTV Video Music Awards, first introduced at the 2011 ceremony. Originally named Best Video with a Message, the word "Social" was added to its name in 2013. For the 2017 ceremony the award was renamed Best Fight Against the System while still being known for awarding videos that address current social and political subjects. The first winner of the category was Lady Gaga. As of 2017, Kelly Clarkson, Rise Against, Big Sean and Beyoncé have received the most nominations in this category, being nominated twice. Big Sean is the biggest winner of the category with two wins. 2017 also marked the first year where a tie had occurred for the VMAs in any category when all six nominees were awarded the moonman.

Recipients[edit]

Lady Gaga at the Born This Way Ball in 2011.
Inaugural winner Lady Gaga for her music video "Born This Way".
Big Sean looking aside.
2015 winner Big Sean.
Year Winner(s) Nominees Ref.
2011 Lady Gaga — "Born This Way" [1]
2012 Demi Lovato — "Skyscraper" [2]
2013 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Mary Lambert) — "Same Love" [3]
2014 Beyoncé — "Pretty Hurts" [4]
2015 Big Sean (featuring Kanye West and John Legend) — "One Man Can Change the World" [5]
2017 All the Nominees

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2011". MTV. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2012". MTV. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2013". MTV. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2014". MTV. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2015". MTV. Retrieved July 26, 2016.