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2023 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift - 'Midnights'
Taylor Swift
other nominees:

Fall Out Boy - "Love From The Other Side"
Melanie Martinez - "Void"
Nicki Minaj - "Super Freaky Girl"
Sam Smith & Kim Petras - "Unholy"
SZA - "Kill Bill"
Harry Styles - "Music For A Sushi Restaurant"
2022 MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X - 'Montero'
Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
"Industry Baby"
(Cameo FX)
other nominees:

Coldplay & BTS - "My Universe"
Billie Eilish - "Happier Than Ever"
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber - "Stay"
Kendrick Lamar - "The Heart Part 5"
Megan Thee Stallion &
Dua Lipa - "Sweetest Pie"
2021 MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X - 'Montero'
Lil Nas X
"Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"
other nominees:

Coldplay - "Higher Power"
Doja Cat & The Weeknd - "You Right"
Bella Poarch
- "Build A Bitch"
Glass Animals - "Tangerine"
Pink - "All I Know So Far"
Harry Styles - "Treat People With Kindness"
2020 MTV VMAs

Dua Lipa - 'Future Nostalgia'
Dua Lipa
(Eighty4 & Mathematic)
other nominees:

Billie Eilish - "All The Good Girls Go To Hell"
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande - "Rain On Me"
Demi Lovato - "I Love Me"
Travis Scott - "Highest In The Room"
Harry Styles - "Adore You"
2019 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift - 'Lover'
Taylor Swift
Brendon Urie
(Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton)
other nominees:

Billie Eilish
- "when the party's over"
FKA Twigs - "Cellophane"
Ariana Grande - "god is a woman"
DJ Khaled &
SZA - "Just Us"
LSD - "No New Friends"
2018 MTV VMAs

Kendrick Lamar & SZA - "All The Stars" (Single)
Kendrick Lamar
"All The Stars"
(Loris Paillier at BUF Paris)
other nominees:

Avicii & Rita Ora - "Lonely Together"
Eminem & Beyoncé - "Walk On Water"
Ariana Grande - "No Tears Left To Cry"
Maroon 5 - "Wait"
Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"
2017 MTV VMAs

Kendrick Lamar - 'DAMN.'
Kendrick Lamar
(Brandon Hirzel)
other nominees:

A Tribe Called Quest
- "Dis Generation"
KYLE & Lil Yachty - "iSpy"
Katy Perry & Skip Marley - "Chained To The Rhythm"
Harry Styles - "Sign Of The Times"
2016 MTV VMAs

Coldplay - 'A Head Full Of Dreams'
other nominees:

Adele - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"
FKA Twigs - "M3LL155X"
The Weeknd - "Can't Feel My Face"
Zayn - "Pillowtalk"
2015 MTV VMAs

Skrillo & Diplo - 'Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U'
Skrillex, Diplo
Justin Bieber
"Where Are U Now"
other nominees:

Childish Gambino - "Telegraph Ave."
FKA Twigs - "Two Weeks"
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar- "Bad Blood"
Tyler, The Creator - "F*** Young/Death Camp"
2014 MTV VMAs

"The Writing's On The Wall"
other nominees:

Disclosure - "Grab Her!"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"
Eminem - "Rap God"
Jack White - "Lazaretto"
2013 MTV VMAs

Capital Cities - 'In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery'
Capital Cities
"Safe And Sound"
(Grady Hall, Jonathan Wu & Derek Johnson)

[from the LP
In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery]
other nominees:

Duck Sauce - "It's You"
Flying Lotus - "Tony Tortures"
Skrillex - "Breakn' a Sweat"
The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
2012 MTV VMAs

Skrillex - 'More Monsters And Sprites' (EP)

"First Of The Year (Equinox)"

(Deka Brothers & Tony "Truand" Datis)
[from the EP
More Monsters And Sprites]
other nominees:
Linkin Park - "Burn It Down"
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj - "Turn Me On"
Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"
2011 MTV VMAs

Katy Perry - 'Teenage Dream'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Katy Perry & Kanye West
(Jeff Dotson)

[ from the LP
Teenage Dream ]
other nominees:
- "Don't Turn The Lights On" (The Mill)
Linkin Park - "Waiting For The End" (Ghost Town Media)
Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math" (Daniels)
Kanye West - "Power" (Nice Shoes & ArtJail)
2010 MTV VMAs

Muse - 'The Resistance'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at

The Resistance ]
other nominees:
Dan Black
- "Symphonies"
Eminem - "Not Afraid"
Green Day - "21st Century Breakdown"
Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"
2009 MTV VMAs

Lady GaGa - The Fame
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Lady Gaga

[ from the LP
The Fame ]
other nominees:
Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"
Green Day - "21 Guns"
Britney Spears - "Circus"
2008 MTV VMAs
Kanye West - Graduation
Kanye West
"Good Life"
(SoMe/Jonas & Francois)
[from Graduation ]
other nominees:
Erykah Badu - "Honey" (X1FX)
Coldplay - "Violet Hill" (Gregory de Maria)
Missy Elliott - "Ching-A-Ling/Shake Your Pom Pom" (Les Umberger)
Linkin Park - "Bleed It Out" (David Lebensfeld/Adam Catino)
category not awarded in 2007
2006 MTV VMAs
Missy Elliott - The Cookbook
Missy Elliott
"We Run This"

The Cookbook ]
other nominees:
Angels & Airwaves
- "The Adventure"
Beck - "Hell Yes"
Pearl Jam - "Life Wasted"
U2 - "Original Of The Species"
2005 MTV VMAs
Gorillaz - Demon Days
"Feel Good Inc."

(Passion Pictures)
Demon Days ]
other nominees:
Coldplay - "Speed Of Sound"
Missy Elliott - "Lose Control"
Ludacris - "Number One Spot"
The Mars Volta - "The Widow"
U2 - "Vertigo"
2004 MTV VMAs
OutKast - Speakerboxxxx: The Love Below
"Hey Ya!"
(Elad Offer, Chris Eckardt & Money Shots)

[ from
Speakerboxxxx: The Love Below ]
other nominees:
Incubus - "Megalomaniac"
Modest Mouse - "Float On"
Steriogram - "Walkie Talkie Man"
White Stripes - "The Hardest Button To Button"
2003 MTV VMAs
Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
Queens Of The Stone Age
"Go With The Flow"
(Nigel Sarrag)

[ from
Songs For The Deaf ]
other nominees:
Missy Elliott - "Work It"
- "Floetic"
Radiohead - "There There"
The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"
2002 MTV VMAs
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
The White Stripes
"Fell In Love With A Girl"
(Twisted Labs & Sebastian Fau)

[ from
White Blood Cells ]
other nominees:
Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris & Trina - "One Minute Man"
P.O.D. - "Alive"
Will Smith - "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)"
2001 MTV VMAs
Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning
Robbie Williams
"Rock DJ"
(Carter White, Audio Motion, & Clear Post Production)

[ from
Sing When You're Winning ]
other nominees:
Fatboy Slim - "Weapon Of Choice"
U2 - "Elevation (remix)"
Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"
2000 MTV VMAs
Björk - Homogenic
"All Is Full Of Love"

[ from
Homogenic ]
other nominees:
Lauryn Hill - "Everything Is Everything"
Metallica - "I Disappear"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Californication"
Supergrass - "Pumping On Your Stereo"
1999 MTV VMAs
Garbage - Version 2.0
(Sebasten Caudron)

[ from
Version 2.0 ]
other nominees:
Black Eyed Peas - "Joints & Jams"
Busta Rhymes featuring Janet Jackson - "What's It Gonna Be"
Korn - "Freak on a Leash"
Will Smith - "Miami"
Madonna - "Nothing Really Matters"
1998 MTV VMAs
Madonna - Ray Of Light
(Steve Murgatroyd, Dan Williams, Steve Hiam & Anthony Walsham)
[ from
Ray Of Light ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Pink"
Aphex Twin - "Come To Daddy"
Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
Garbage - "Push It"
1997 MTV VMAs
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving
"Virtual Insanity"
(Phil Anderson & Elaine)

[ from
Travelling Without Moving ]
other nominees:
Eels - "Novocaine For The Soul"
Marilyn Manson - "The Beautiful People"
Smashing Pumpkins - "The End Is The Beginning Is The End"
Will Smith - "Men In Black"
1996 MTV VMAs
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Smashing Pumpkins
"Tonight, Tonight"
(Chris Staves)
[ from Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ]
other nominees:
The Beatles - "Free As A Bird"
Green Day - "Walking Contradiction"
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - "Tha Crossroads"
1995 MTV VMAs
Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge
Rolling Stones
"Love Is Strong"
(Fred Raimondi)

[ from
Voodoo Lounge ]
other nominees:
Björk - "Army Of Me"
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - "Scream"
TLC - "Waterfalls"
1994 MTV VMAs
Peter Gabriel - Us
Peter Gabriel
"Kiss That Frog"
(Brett Leonard & Angel Studios)
[ froom Us ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Amazing"
Björk - "Human Behavior"
- "Prison Sex"
1993 MTV VMAs
Peter Gabriel - Us
Peter Gabriel
(Real World Productions & Colossal Pictures)

[ from
Us ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Livin' On The Edge"
Terence Trent D'Arby - "She Kissed Me"
Billy Idol - "Shock To The System"
1992 MTV VMAs
U2 - Achtung Baby
"Even Better Than The Real Thing"
(Simon Taylor)

Achtung Baby ]
other nominees:
David Byrne - "She's Mad"
Def Leppard - "Let's Get Rocked"
Michael Jackson - "Black Or White"
1991 MTV VMAs
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Faith No More
"Falling To Pieces"
(David Faithful & Ralph Ziman)

The Real Thing ]
other nominees:
Neneh Cherry - "I've Got You Under My Skin"
MC Hammer - "Here Comes The Hammer"
The Replacements - "When It Began"
Seal - "Crazy"
The Simpsons - "Do The Bartman"
1990 MTV VMAs
Tears For Fears - Seeds Of Love
Tears For Fears
"Sowing The Seeds Of Love"
(Jim Blashfield)

Seeds Of Love ]
other nominees:
Paula Abdul - "Opposites Attract"
Billy Idol - "Cradle Of Love"
Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start The Fire"
1989 MTV VMAs
Michael Jackson - Bad
Michael Jackson
"Leave Me Alone"
(Jim Blashfield)

Bad ]
other nominees:
Adrian Belew - "Oh Daddy"
Escape Club - "Wild Wild West"
Prince - "I Wish U Heaven"
1988 MTV VMAs
(Jim Francis & Dave Barton)

Babylon And On ]
other nominees:
Grateful Dead - "Touch Of Grey"
George Harrison - "Got My Mind Set On You"
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
INXS - "Need You Tonight / Mediate"
1987 MTV VMAs
Peter Gabriel - So
Peter Gabriel
(Stephen Johnson & Peter Lord)

[ from
So ]
other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Missionary Man"
Peter Gabriel - "Big Time"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
1986 MTV VMAs
a-ha - Hunting High And Low
"Take On Me"
(Michael Patterson & Candance Reckinger)

[ 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
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - 'Southern Accents'
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"
(Tony Mitchell, Kathy Dougherty & Peter Cohen)

[ from
Southern Accents ]
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Go Insane"
Lindsey Buckingham - "Slow Dancing"
Culture Club - "It's A Miracle"
1984 MTV VMAs
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
Herbie Hancock

[ from
Future Shock ]
other nominees:
The Cars - "You Might Think"
Thomas Dolby - "Hyperactive"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Talking Heads - "Burning Down The House"
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