MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video was first given out in 1989, and it was one of the four original genre categories added to the VMAs that year. In its first year, the award was called Best Heavy Metal Video, and from 1990 to 1995, it was renamed Best Metal/Hard Rock Video. The category underwent a third, brief name change in 1996, when it was renamed Best Hard Rock Video. Finally, in 1997 the award acquired its present name, Best Rock Video, and was presented as such until 2006, as the following year the VMAs were revamped and most original categories were eliminated. In 2008, though, MTV brought back this category, along with several of the others that were retired in 2007.

Aerosmith is both the biggest winner and nominated act, with eight nominations and winning four of these. Linkin Park holds the honor with the second most nominations with seven, including three wins, while Metallica trails behind with six nominations and two wins. In 1995, White Zombie's bassist Sean Yseult became the first woman to win. In 2014, New Zealand singer Lorde became the first female solo act to win the award with her music video "Royals".


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Inaugural winner Guns N' Roses
Aerosmith is the biggest winner and most nominated act, with four wins and eight nominations
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Metallica won the award twice
1993 winner Pearl Jam
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1994 winner Soundgarden
1999 winner Korn
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Limp Bizkit won the award twice
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Three-time winner Linkin Park is one of three acts to have won the award for two consecutive years.
Green Day has won the award twice for their music videos "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "21 Guns"
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Thirty Seconds to Mars won the award twice
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2012 winner Coldplay
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Lorde is the first and only female act to win this award
Year Winner(s) Nominees Ref.
1989 Guns N' Roses — "Sweet Child o' Mine"
1990 Aerosmith — "Janie's Got a Gun"
1991 Aerosmith — "The Other Side"
1992 Metallica — "Enter Sandman"
1993 Pearl Jam — "Jeremy"
1994 Soundgarden — "Black Hole Sun"
1995 White Zombie — "More Human than Human"
1996 Metallica — "Until It Sleeps"
1997 Aerosmith — "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
1998 Aerosmith — "Pink"
1999 Korn — "Freak on a Leash"
2000 Limp Bizkit — "Break Stuff"
2001 Limp Bizkit — "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"
2002 Linkin Park — "In the End"
2003 Linkin Park — "Somewhere I Belong"
2004 Jet — "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
2005 Green Day — "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
2006 AFI — "Miss Murder"
2008 Linkin Park — "Shadow of the Day"
2009 Green Day — "21 Guns"
2010 Thirty Seconds to Mars — "Kings and Queens"
2011 Foo Fighters — "Walk"
2012 Coldplay — "Paradise"
2013 Thirty Seconds to Mars — "Up in the Air"
2014 Lorde — "Royals"
2015 Fall Out Boy — "Uma Thurman"
2016 Twenty One Pilots — "Heathens"

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