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Grammy Award for Best Music Video

Grammy Award for Best Music Video
Awarded forQuality short form music videos
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1984
Currently held byLil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road" (2020)
Websitegrammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Music Video is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to performers, directors, and producers of quality short form music videos. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

Originally called the Grammy Award for Best Video, Short Form, the award was first presented in 1984, as was a similar award for Best Long Form Music Video. From 1986 to 1997, the category name was changed to Best Music Video, Short Form. However, in 1988 and 1989, the award criteria were changed and the video awards were presented under the categories Best Concept Music Video and Best Performance Music Video. The awards were returned to the original format in 1990. The category was called Best Short Form Music Video until 2012, from 2013 it was shortened to Best Music Video.[3] Award recipients include the performers, directors, and producers associated with the winning videos, except for its first two years when the Grammy went to the performing artist only. For unknown reasons, the award for the Best Music Video in 1987 - Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits - went to the band only, not to the director(s) and/or producer(s).

Johnny Cash, Peter Gabriel, Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson, and Michael Jackson hold the record for the most wins as a performer in this category, with two each (Michael was also a member of the supergroup USA for Africa and was highly involved in the "We Are the World" project).[4] Mark Romanek holds the record for the most wins as a director, with a total of three. Icelandic singer Björk holds the record for the most nominations as a performer without a win, with four.

Recipients

A man wearing dark sunglasses and a jacket covered in blue and yellow rhinestones, holding up his right hand which is covered in a white glove. Behind him stands a man in a black suit.
Two-time award winner Michael Jackson. Jackson was also a member of USA for Africa and was highly involved in the "We Are the World" project
A woman sitting at a table with her arms crossed; she is wearing red lipstick and a colorful dress with sequins.
1991 award winner for "Opposites Attract", Paula Abdul
A woman in black clothing holding a guitar and standing behind a microphone stand with one arm extended straight into the air. In the background is a screen with shades of pink and purple.
1999 award winner, Madonna, performing "Ray of Light" on the Confessions Tour
A man in a pink dress shirt and tan jacket holding up a producer credit for "The 1 Second Film" (as indicated by the text).
2002 award winner for directing the music video for "Weapon of Choice", Spike Jonze
Four men wearing dress shirts and ties of various colors with their hands extended in uniform positions. All four men are looking straight ahead, and stand before trees and a blue tarp.
Members of the band OK Go, among winners of the 2007 award for "Here It Goes Again", performing in 2006
A woman with blond hair and a microphone up to her mouth
2011 award winner for "Bad Romance", Lady Gaga
A woman wearing a black turtle neck with a microphone in front of her face
2012 award winner for "Rolling in the Deep", Adele
A women with a red dress singing into a gold microphone
2013 award winner for "We Found Love", Rihanna
2014 award winner for "Suit & Tie", Justin Timberlake
1995 and 2014 winner David Fincher.
2017 winner Beyoncé for "Formation"

1980s and 1990s

Year[I] Work Performing artist(s) Director(s)/Video producer(s)[II] Nominees Ref.
1984 "Girls on Film/Hungry Like the Wolf" Duran Duran Kevin Godley and Lol Creme/Russell Mulcahy [5]
1985 "Jazzin' for Blue Jean" David Bowie Julien Temple [6]
1986 "We Are the World – The Video Event" USA for Africa Tom Trbovich (Director)/Quincy Jones (Producer) [7]
1987 "Brothers in Arms" Dire Straits N/A [8]
1988[III] N/A N/A N/A N/A [9]
1989[III] N/A N/A N/A N/A [10]
1990 "Leave Me Alone" Michael Jackson Jim Blashfield (Director)
Jim Blashfield, Paul Diener, Frank DiLeo & Jerry Kramer (Producers)
[11]
1991 "Opposites Attract" Paula Abdul Michael Patterson & Candice Reckinger (Directors)
Sharon Oreck (Producer)
[12]
1992 "Losing My Religion" R.E.M. Tarsem (Director)
Dave Ramser (Producer)
[13]
1993 "Digging in the Dirt" Peter Gabriel John Downer (Director/Producer) [14]
1994 "Steam" Peter Gabriel Stephen R. Johnson (Director)
Prudence Fenton (Producer)
[15]
1995 "Love Is Strong" The Rolling Stones David Fincher (Director)
Cean Chaffin (Producer)
[16]
1996 "Scream" Janet Jackson & Michael Jackson Mark Romanek (Director)
Cean Chaffin (Producer)
[17]
1997 "Free as a Bird" The Beatles Joe Pytka (Director)
Vincent Joliet (Producer)
[18]
1998 "Got 'til It's Gone" Janet Jackson Mark Romanek (Director)
Aris McGarry (Producer)
[19]
1999 "Ray of Light" Madonna Jonas Åkerlund (Director)
Nicola Doring & Billy Proveda (Producers)
[20]

2000s and 2010s

Year[I] Work Performing artist(s) Director(s)/Video producer(s)[II] Nominees Ref.
2000 "Freak on a Leash" Korn Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Todd McFarlane & Graham Morris (Directors)
Terry Fitzgerald & Bart Lipton (Producers)
[21]
2001 "Learn to Fly" Foo Fighters Jesse Peretz (Director)
Tina Nakane (Producer)
[22]
2002 "Weapon of Choice" Fatboy Slim ft. Bootsy Collins Spike Jonze (Director)
Vincent Landay & Deannie O'Neill (Producers)
[23]
2003 "Without Me" Eminem Joseph Kahn (Director)
Greg Tharp (Producer)
[24]
2004 "Hurt" Johnny Cash Mark Romanek (Director)
Aris McGarry (Producer)
[25]
2005 "Vertigo" U2 Alex and Martin (Directors)
Grace Bodie (Producer)
[26]
2006 "Lose Control" Missy Elliott ft. Ciara & Fatman Scoop Missy Elliott & Dave Meyers (Directors)
Joseph Sasson (Producer)
[27]
2007 "Here It Goes Again" OK Go Dan Konopka, Damian Kulash, Jr., Timothy Nordwind, Andy Ross & Trish Sie (Directors/Producers) [28]
2008 "God's Gonna Cut You Down" Johnny Cash Tony Kaye (Director)
Rachel Curl (Producer)
[29]
2009 "Pork and Beans" Weezer Mathew Cullen (Director)
Bernard Rahill (Producer)
[30]
2010 "Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas Mark Kudsi & Mathew Cullen (Directors)
Javier Jimenez, Anna Joseph & Patrick Nugent (Producers)
[31]
2011 "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga Francis Lawrence (Director)
Kathy Angstadt, Nicole Ehrlich & Heather Heller (Producers)
[32]
2012 "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Sam Brown (Director)
Hannah Chandler (Producer)
[33]
2013 "We Found Love" Rihanna
Calvin Harris
Melina Matsoukas (Director)
Juliette Larthe, Candice Ouaknine, Ben Sullivan & Inga Veronique (Producers)
[34]
2014 "Suit & Tie" Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z David Fincher (Director)
Timory King (Producer)
[35]
2015 "Happy" Pharrell Williams We Are from LA (Pierre Dupaquier & Clement Durou) (Directors)
Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger & Cedric Troadec (Producers)
[36]
2016 "Bad Blood" Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar Joseph Kahn (Director)
Ron Mohrhoff (Producer)
[37]
2017 "Formation" Beyoncé Melina Matsoukas (Director)
Nathan Scherrer (Producer)
2018 "Humble" Kendrick Lamar The Little Homies & Dave Meyers (Directors)
Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith (Producers)
[38]
2019 "This Is America" Childish Gambino Hiro Murai (Director)
Ibra Ake, Jason Cole & Fam Rothstein (Producers)
[39]

2020s

Year[I] Work Performing artist(s) Director(s)[II] Nominees Ref.
2020 "Old Town Road" Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Calmatic (Director)
Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz (Producers)
[40]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Director(s) are only indicated if they were presented a Grammy Award.
^[III] Award was not presented. Music video categories presented this year included Best Concept Music Video and Best Performance Music Video.

See also

References

General
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