Winners of the MTV Video Music Awards

Events in Music

Video Music Awards

1984-09-14 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"

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1985-09-13 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: Bruce Springsteen

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1986-09-05 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

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1987-09-11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins (many times)

  • 1988-09-07 5th MTV Video Music Awards: INXS wins
  • 1989-09-06 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins

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1990-09-06 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins

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1992-09-09 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as 'Fartman'

  • 1993-09-02 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins

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1994-09-08 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

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1995-09-07 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

  • 1996-09-04 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrissette and The Smashing Pumpkins win
  • 1997-09-04 14th MTV Video Music Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck win
  • 1998-09-10 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win

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1999-09-09 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

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2000-09-07 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

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2001-09-06 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

  • 2004-08-29 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris win

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2005-09-01 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West win

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2008-09-07 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win

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2009-09-13 26th MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna win

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2010-09-12 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

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2012-09-06 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

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2015-08-30 Rap artist Kanye West announces he will run for President in 2020 at the MTV Video Music Awards

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2021-09-12 40th MTV Video Music Awards: Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, and Olivia Rodrigo win