Awards & Winners

MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video

MTV Video Music Award

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video is one of the four original general awards that have been handed out every year since the very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. In 2007, though, the award was briefly renamed Male Artist of the Year, and it awarded the artist's whole body of work for that year rather than a specific video. However, the award returned to its original name in 2008. With three victories, Eminem is the artist with most wins in this category, and he also has the most nominations with nine. Meanwhile, Tom Petty, Beck, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Brown, all have won this category twice.
Date Established : 1984

Check all the winners of MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video presented under MTV Video Music Award since 1984 .

Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams

Honored for : Sing

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ed Sheeran Sing
Pharrell Williams Sing
Eminem The Monster
Rihanna The Monster
John Legend All of Me
Pharrell Williams Happy
Sam Smith Stay With Me

Bruno Mars

Honored for : Locked Out of Heaven

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kendrick Lamar Swimming Pools (Drank)
Ed Sheeran Lego House
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
T.I. Blurred Lines
Pharrell Williams Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake Mirrors
Bruno Mars Locked Out of Heaven

Chris Brown

Honored for : Turn Up the Music

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chris Brown Turn Up the Music
Drake Take Care
Rihanna Take Care
Frank Ocean Swim Good
Justin Bieber Boyfriend
Usher Climax

Justin Bieber

Honored for : U Smile

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Justin Bieber U Smile
Bruno Mars Grenade
Cee Lo Green Fuck You
Eminem Love the Way You Lie
Rihanna Love the Way You Lie
Kanye West All of the Lights
Rihanna All of the Lights
Kid Cudi All of the Lights


Honored for : Not Afraid

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eminem Not Afraid
B.o.B Airplanes
Hayley Williams Airplanes
Drake Find Your Love
Jason Derülo In My Head

T.I., Rihanna

Honored for : Live Your Life

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kanye West Love Lockdown
Jay-Z D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
Ne-Yo Miss Independent
Eminem We Made You
T.I. Live Your Life
Rihanna Live Your Life

Chris Brown

Honored for : With You

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Usher Love in This Club
Flo Rida Low
T-Pain Low
Chris Brown With You
T.I. No Matter What
Lil Wayne Lollipop
Stephen Garrett Lollipop

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kanye West
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

James Blunt

Honored for : You're Beautiful

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kanye West Gold Digger
Jamie Foxx Gold Digger
Busta Rhymes Touch It (Remix)
Lloyd Banks Touch It (Remix)
Mary J. Blige Touch It (Remix)
Rah Digga Touch It (Remix)
Missy Elliott Touch It (Remix)
Papoose Touch It (Remix)
DMX Touch It (Remix)
Nick Lachey What's Left of Me
James Blunt You're Beautiful
T.I. What You Know

Kanye West

Honored for : Jesus Walks

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
50 Cent Candy Shop
Beck Hansen E-Pro
John Legend Ordinary People
Usher Caught Up
Kanye West Jesus Walks

Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon

Honored for : Yeah!

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kanye West All Falls Down
Syleena Johnson All Falls Down
Usher Yeah!
Ludacris Yeah!
Lil Jon Yeah!
Jay-Z 99 Problems
Justin Timberlake Señorita
Prince Musicology

Justin Timberlake

Honored for : Cry Me a River

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Johnny Cash Hurt
Eminem Lose Yourself
Justin Timberlake Cry Me a River
50 Cent In da Club
John Mayer Your Body Is a Wonderland


Honored for : Without Me

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Enrique Iglesias Hero
Usher U Got It Bad
Craig David Walking Away
Nelly #1
Eminem Without Me
Elton John This Train Don't Stop There Anymore

Moby, Gwen Stefani

Honored for : South Side

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lenny Kravitz Again
Nelly Ride Wit Me
Robbie Williams Rock DJ
Gwen Stefani South Side
Moby South Side
Dido Stan
Eminem Stan


Honored for : The Real Slim Shady

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eminem The Real Slim Shady
D'Angelo Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Ricky Martin Shake Your Bon-Bon
Kid Rock Cowboy
Moby Natural Blues

Will Smith

Honored for : Miami

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Will Smith Miami
Eminem My Name Is
Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca
Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

Will Smith

Honored for : Just the Two of Us

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eric Clapton My Father's Eyes
Busta Rhymes Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
Brian McKnight Anytime
Will Smith Just the Two of Us
David Bowie I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails Remix)
Trent Reznor I'm Afraid Of Americans (Nine Inch Nails Remix)

Beck Hansen

Honored for : Devil's Haircut

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Babyface Everytime I Close My Eyes
Will Smith Men In Black
Beck Hansen Devil's Haircut
R. Kelly I Believe I Can Fly

Beck Hansen

Honored for : Where It's At

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bryan Adams The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
Beck Hansen Where It's At
Coolio 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)
R. Kelly Down Low
Ronald Isley Down Low
Ernie Isley Down Low
Seal Don't Cry

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Honored for : You Don't Know How It Feels

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers You Don't Know How It Feels
Chris Isaak Somebody's Crying
Elton John Believe
Lucas Secon Lucas With the Lid Off

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Honored for : Mary Jane's Last Dance

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance
Beck Hansen Loser
Tony Bennett Steppin' Out with My Baby
Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia

Lenny Kravitz

Honored for : Are You Gonna Go My Way

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Gabriel Steam
George Michael Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way
Sting If I Ever Lose My Faith In You

Eric Clapton

Honored for : Tears in Heaven

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Mellencamp Get A Leg Up
Tom Petty Into The Great Wide Open
Bruce Springsteen Human Touch
Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
"Weird Al" Yankovic Smells Like Nirvana

Chris Isaak

Honored for : Wicked Game

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Chris Isaak Wicked Game
Gerardo Rico Suave
George Michael Freedom! '90
Jon Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory

Don Henley

Honored for : The End of the Innocence

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Don Henley The End of the Innocence
Michael Penn No Myth
Billy Idol Cradle of Love
MC Hammer U Can't Touch This

Elvis Costello

Honored for : Veronica

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bobby Brown Every Little Step
Lou Reed Dirty Boulevard
Elvis Costello Veronica
Steve Winwood Roll With It

Prince, Sheena Easton

Honored for : U Got the Look

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Prince U Got the Look
Sheena Easton U Got the Look
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love
Sananda Maitreya Wishing Well
Steve Winwood Back In The High Life
George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You

Peter Gabriel

Honored for : Sledgehammer

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
Steve Winwood Higher Love
Robert Palmer I Didn't Mean to Turn You On
David Bowie Day-In Day-Out

Robert Palmer

Honored for : Addicted To Love

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Palmer Addicted To Love
Bryan Adams Summer of '69
Bruce Springsteen Glory Days
Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Phil Collins Take Me Home

Bruce Springsteen

Honored for : I'm on Fire

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Don Henley The Boys of Summer
David Lee Roth Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
Bruce Springsteen I'm on Fire
David Lee Roth California Girls
Glenn Frey Smuggler's Blues

David Bowie

Honored for : China Girl

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Herbie Hancock Rockit
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
David Bowie China Girl
Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night)
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson's Thriller