MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year

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MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year
Mtv moon man.jpg
The "moonman" trophy presented to the award winners
Awarded for quality music videos
Country United States
Presented by MTV
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2015
Official website VMA website

The MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year is the most prestigious and final award handed out at the annual MTV Video Music Awards. It was first awarded in 1984 and presented to the The Cars for the video "You Might Think".[1]

The only multiple winners of this award are Eminem ("The Real Slim Shady" and "Without Me"), who is also the most nominated artist in this category, and Rihanna ("Umbrella" and "We Found Love").[2] She is also the youngest solo artist to win the award, winning at age 19. Meanwhile, Madonna and Beyoncé are the most nominated female artists, both with four nominations, winning once for their respective videos "Ray of Light" (1998) and "Single Ladies" (2009). David Lee Roth (1985), U2 (1988), and Lady Gaga (2010) are the only performers to have two Video of the Year nominations in one night,[a][2] with Gaga being the only to take home the award for her video "Bad Romance". U2 is also the most nominated group in this category, with four nominated videos, and no wins. Only two artist have been awarded Video of the Year and Video Vanguard Award in the same night, being them Peter Gabriel in 1987 with "Sledgehammer" and Justin Timberlake in 2013 with "Mirrors".

American acts have won the award more than any other nationality, though award-winning videos have also been performed by musicians originating from the United Kingdom three times, from Barbados twice and from Australia, Canada, and Ireland once. Rock, R&B, acid jazz, pop, and hip-hop performers are among the winners.

The current holder is Taylor Swift for the video "Bad Blood".

Recipients[edit]

The Cars in 1984.
Inaugural winner The Cars
Madonna at the MDNA Tour.
Madonna won the award in 1998 for "Ray of Light"
Eminem performing.
Two time winner Eminem for the music videos "The Real Slim Shady" and "Without Me"
Rihanna smilig.
Two time winner Rihanna is the youngest solo act to win the award
Britney Spears performing.
2008 winner Britney Spears
Lady Gaga with a mic.
Lady Gaga won the award for "Bad Romance in 2010. She is also one of the three acts to have two Video of the Year nominations in one single night
Justin Timberlake at the Cannes.
Justin Timberlake won the award in 2013, along with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Miley Cyrus smiling.
2014 winner Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift performing.
Taylor Swift won the award in 2015 for her music video "Bad Blood" in collaboration with Kendrick Lamar
Year Winner(s) Nationality Work Nominees Ref.
1984 The Cars  United States "You Might Think" [1]
1985 Don Henley  United States "The Boys of Summer" [3]
1986 Dire Straits  United Kingdom "Money for Nothing" [4]
1987 Peter Gabriel  United Kingdom "Sledgehammer" [5]
1988 INXS  Australia "Need You Tonight/Mediate" [6]
1989 Neil Young  Canada "This Note's for You" [7]
1990 Sinéad O'Connor  Ireland "Nothing Compares 2 U" ‡ [8]
1991 R.E.M.  United States "Losing My Religion" † [9]
1992 Van Halen  United States "Right Now" [10]
1993 Pearl Jam  United States "Jeremy" [11]
1994 Aerosmith  United States "Cryin'" [12]
1995 TLC  United States "Waterfalls" [13]
1996 The Smashing Pumpkins  United States "Tonight, Tonight" ‡ [14]
1997 Jamiroquai  United Kingdom "Virtual Insanity" [15]
1998 Madonna  United States "Ray of Light" † [16]
1999 Lauryn Hill  United States "Doo Wop (That Thing)" [17]
2000 Eminem  United States "The Real Slim Shady" [18]
2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott)  United States "Lady Marmalade" [19]
2002 Eminem  United States "Without Me" † [20]
2003 Missy Elliott  United States "Work It" [21]
2004 OutKast  United States "Hey Ya!" ‡ [22]
2005 Green Day  United States "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" [23]
2006 Panic! at the Disco  United States "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" [24]
2007 Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)  Barbados "Umbrella" [25]
2008 Britney Spears  United States "Piece of Me" [26]
2009 Beyoncé  United States "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" [27]
2010 Lady Gaga  United States "Bad Romance" † [28]
2011 Katy Perry  United States "Firework" [29]
2012 Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris)  Barbados "We Found Love" † [30]
2013 Justin Timberlake  United States "Mirrors" [31]
2014 Miley Cyrus  United States "Wrecking Ball" [32]
2015 Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar)  United States "Bad Blood" [33]

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rihanna's two nominations in the category in 2012 was not counted as she was featured artist in Drake's "Take Care" video.

References[edit]

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  26. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2008". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
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  29. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2011". MTV. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  30. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2012". MTV. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  31. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2013". MTV. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  32. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 2014". MTV. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  33. ^ "2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Revealed: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran & More". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

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