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2023 MTV VMAs

Olivia Rodrigo - 'Guts'
Olivia Rodrigo
(Sofia Kerpan & David Checel)
other nominees:

- "Pink Venom"
Miley Cyrus - "River"
Kendrick Lamar - "Rich Spirit"
SZA - "Kill Bill"
Taylor Swift - "Anti-Hero"
2022 MTV VMAs

(Valentin Petit & Jon Echeveste)
other nominees:

Baby Keem
Kendrick Lamar - "family ties"
Doja Cat - "Get Into It (Yuh)"
Olivia Rodrigo - "brutal"
Taylor Swift - "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version)
The Weeknd - "Take My Breath"
2021 MTV VMAs

Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak - "Leave The Door Open" (Single)
Bruno Mars &
"Leave The Door Open"
(Troy Charbonnet)
other nominees:

Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar & Giveon - "Peaches"
BTS - "Butter"
Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa - "Prisoner"
Drake - "What's Next"
Harry Styles - "Treat People With Kindness"
2020 MTV VMAs

Miley Cyrus - 'She Is Coming'
Miley Cyrus
"Mother's Daughter"
(Alexandre Moors & Nuno Xico)
other nominees:

James Blake
- "Can't Believe The Way We Flow"
Halsey - "Graveyard"
Lizzo - "Good As Hell"
Rosalia - "A Pale"
The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights"
2019 MTV VMAs

Billie Eilish - 'When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'
Billie Eilish
"bad guy"
(Billie Eilish)
other nominees:

Kendrick Lamar - "Tints"
Ariana Grande - "7 rings"
Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road" (remix)
Solange - "Almeda"
Taylor Swift - "You Need To Calm Down"
Kanye West, Lil Pump & Adele Givens - "I Love It"
2018 MTV VMAs

N.E.R.D. & Rihanna - "Lemon" (Single)
N.E.R.D. & Rihanna
(Taylor Ward)
other nominees:

The Carters
Beyoncé & Jay-Z) - "Apesh**"
Childish Gambino - "This Is America"
Bruno Mars & Cardi B - "Finesse"
Janelle Monae - "Make Me Feel"
Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"
2017 MTV VMAs

Young Thug - "Wyclef Jean" (Single)
Young Thug
"Wyclef Jean"
(Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
other nominees:

The Chainsmokers & Halsey - "Closer"
- "Mask Off"
Lorde - "Green Light"
The Weeknd - "Reminder"
2016 MTV VMAs

Beyoncé - 'Lemonade'
other nominees:

Adele - "Hello"
David Bowie - "Lazarus"
Fergie - "M.I.L.F. $"
Ariana Grande - "Into You"
2015 MTV VMAs

Beyoncé - 'Beyoncé'
Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Jonathan Wing)
other nominees:

ASAP Rocky
- "LSD"
Ed Sheeran - "Don't"
Skrillex, Diplo &
Justin Bieber - "Where Are U Now"
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood"
2014 MTV VMAs

Eminem - 'The Marshall Mathers LP2'
"Rap God"
other nominees:

Beyoncé - "Pretty Hurts"
Fitz & The Tantrums - "The Walker"
MGMT - "Your Life Is A Lie"
Zedd & Hayley Williams - "Stay The Night"
2013 MTV VMAs

Justin Timberlake - 'The 20/20 Experience'
Justin Timberlake
(Jarrett Fijal & Bonch LA)

[from the LP
The 20/20 Experience]
other nominees:

Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
Calvin Harris & Florence Welch - "Sweet Nothing"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us"
Pink & Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me A Reason"
2012 MTV VMAs

Beyonce - '4'

(Alexander Hammer & Jermiah Shuff)
[from the LP
other nominees:
ASAP Rocky
- "Goldie"
Gotye featuring Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Jay-Z & Kanye West - "N***** In Paris"
Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
2011 MTV VMAs

Adele - '21'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
"Rolling In The Deep"
(Art Jones At Work)

[ from the LP
21 ]
other nominees:
Manchester Orchestra
- "Simple Math" (Daniels)
Katy Perry & Kanye West - "E.T." (Jarrett Fijal)
30 Seconds To Mars - "Hurricane" (Jared Leto, Frank Snider, Michael Bryson, Stefanie Visser & Daniel Carberry)
Kanye West - "All Of The Lights" (Hadaya Turner)
2010 MTV VMAs
Lady Gaga - 'The Fame Monster'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Lady Gaga
"Bad Romance"

(Jarrett Fijal)
The Fame Monster ]
other nominees:
Eminem - "Not Afraid"
Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"
Pink - "Funhouse"
Rihanna - "Rude Boy"
Mike Snow - "Animal"
2009 MTV VMAs
Beyonce - I Am... Sasha Fierce
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
[ from the LP I Am... Sasha Fierce ]
other nominees:
Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"
Miley Cyrus - "7 Things"
Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi"
Britney Spears - "Circus"
2008 MTV VMAs
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Death Cab For Cutie
"I Will Possess Your Heart"
(Aaron Stewart-Ahn / Jeff Buchanan)
[from Narrow Stairs ]
other nominees:
Erykah Badu - "Honey" (T. David Binns)
Ne-Yo - "Closer" (Clark Eddy)
Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl" (Tom Lindsay)
Weezer - "Pork And Beans" (Jeff Consiglio / Colin Woods)
2007 MTV VMAs
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley
"Smiley Faces"
(Ken Mowe)

St. Elsewhere ]
other nominees:
Beyoncé & Shakira - "Beautiful Liar" (Jarett Figl)
Linkin Park - "What I've Done" (Igor Kovalik)
Justin Timberlake - "What Goes Around... Comes Around" (Hollee Singer)
Kanye West - "Stronger" (Peter Johnson & Corey Weisz)
2006 MTV VMAs
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley

St. Elsewhere ]
other nominees:
All-American Rejects - "Move Along"
Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
U2 - "Original Of The Species"
2005 MTV VMAs

Green Day - American Idiot

Green Day
"Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"
(Tim Royes)
[from American Idiot ]
other nominees:
Coldplay - "Speed Of Sound"
Foo Fighters - "Best Of You"
Jennifer Lopez - "Get Right"
Simple Plan - "Untitled"
Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For?"
2004 MTV VMAs
Jay-Z - The Black Album
"99 Problems"
(Robert Duffy)

[ from
The Black Album ]
other nominees:
Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
Simple Plan - "Perfect"
White Stripes - "The Hardest Button To Button"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
2003 MTV VMAs
White Stripes - Elephant
The White Stripes
"Seven Nation Army"
(Olivier Gajan)

[ from
Elephant ]
other nominees:
Johnny Cash - "Hurt"
Missy Elliott - "Work It"
- "Freetime"
Radiohead - "There There"
2002 MTV VMAs
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
The White Stripes
"Fell In Love With A Girl"
(Mikros & Duran)

[ from
White Blood Cells ]
other nominees:
Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris & Trina - "One Minute Man"
Eminem - "Without Me"
System Of A Down - "Chop Suey!"
2001 MTV VMAs
Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
Fatboy Slim
"Weapon Of Choice"
(Eric Zumbrennen)

[ from
Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ]
other nominees:
U2 - "Elevation (remix)"
'N Sync - "Pop"
Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"
2000 MTV VMAs
Magnolia soundtrack
Aimee Man
"Save Me"
(Dylan Tichneor)

[ from
Magnolia soundtrack ]
other nominees:
Blaque - "I Do"
Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady"
Metallica - "I Disappear"
R.E.M. - "The Great Beyond"
1999 MTV VMAs
Korn - Follow The Leaser
"Freak on a Leash"
(Haines Hall & Michael Sachs)

[ from
Follow The Leader ]
other nominees:
2Pac - "Changes"
Cher - "Believe"
TLC - "No Scrubs"
1998 MTV VMAs
Madonna - Ray Of Light
"Ray Of Light"
(Jonas Akerlund)

[ from
Ray Of Light ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
Garbage - "Push It"
Prodigy - "Smack My Bitch Up"
1997 MTV VMAs
Beck - Odelay
"Devils Haircut"
(Hank Corwin)

[ from
Odelay ]
other nominees:
Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"
Smashing Pumpkins - "The End Is The Beginning Is The End"
The Wallflowers - "One Headlight"
1996 MTV VMAs
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
(Scott Grey)

[ from
Jagged Little Pill ]
other nominees:
Beck - "Where It's At"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Warped"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Tonight, Tonight"
1995 MTV VMAs
Weezer LP
"Buddy Holly"
(Eric Zumbrunnen)

[ from
Weezer ]
other nominees:
Green Day - "Basket Case"
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - "Scream"
Jill Sobule - "I Kissed A Girl"
TLC - "Waterfalls"
1994 MTV VMAs
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
"Everybody Hurts"
(Pat Sheffield)

[ from
Automatic For The People ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Amazing"
Björk - "Human Behavior"
Deep Forest
- "Sweet Lullaby"
Peter Gabriel - "Kiss That Frog"
Meat Puppets - "Backwater"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Disarm"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Vasoline"
1993 MTV VMAs
Peter Gabriel - Us
Peter Gabriel
(Douglas Jines)

[ from
Us ]
other nominees:
Tasmin Archer - "Sleeping Satellite"
Billy Idol - "Shock To The System"
R.E.M. - "Man On The Moon"
1992 MTV VMAs
Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Van Halen
"Right Now"
(Mitchell Sinoway)

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ]
other nominees:
En Vogue - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
Metallica - "Enter Sandman"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away"
U2 - "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
1991 MTV VMAs
R.E.M. - Out Of Time
"Losing My Religion"
(Robert Duffy)

[ from
Out Of Time ]
other nominees:
C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."
Deee-Lite - "Groove is In The Heart"
Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game"
George Michael - "Freedom"
Seal - "Crazy"
1990 MTV VMAs
Madonna - I'm Breathless
(Jim Haygood)

[ from
I'm Breathless ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Janie's Got A Gun"
MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This"
Don Henley - "The End Of The Innocence"
1989 MTV VMAs
Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
Paula Abdul
"Straight Up"
(Jim Heygood)

Forever Your Girl ]
other nominees:
Michael Jackson - "Leave Me Alone"
Madonna - "Express Yourself"
Jody Watley - "Real Love"
Steve Winwood - "Roll With It"
1988 MTV VMAs
INXS - Kick
"Need You Tonight / Mediate"
(Richard Lowenstein)

[ from
Kick ]
other nominees:
INXS - "Devil Inside"
Loverboy - "Notorious"
Prince - "U Got The Look"
Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love"
1987 MTV VMAs
Peter Gabriel - So
Peter Gabriel
(Stephen Johnson & Colin Green)

[ from
So ]
other nominees:
Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
Robbie Nevil - "C'est La Vie"
U2 - "With Or Without You"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
1986 MTV VMAs
a-ha - Hunting High And Low
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"
(David Yardley)

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]
other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
X - "Burning House Of Love"
ZZ Top - "Rough Boy"
1985 MTV VMAs
Art Of Noise - 'Who's Afraid Of? The Art Of Noise?'
Art Of Noise
"Close (To The Edit)"
(Zbigniew Rybczynski)

[ from
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! ]
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Go Insane"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Slow Dancing"
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
1984 MTV VMAs
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
Herbie Hancock

[ from
Future Shock ]
other nominees:
Duran Duran - "The Reflex"
Billy Idol - "Eyes Without A Face"
Elton John - "I'm Still Standing"
ZZ Top - "Legs"
ZZ Top - "Sharp Dressed Man"
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