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Top 10 Video of the Year VMA Winners

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are coming up next week on Monday, Aug. 26. Each year, they hand out the "Video of the Year" award, the show's most prestigious award, to an extraordinary music video that stood out among the rest throughout the year. This year, the nominees for the category are: 21 Savage (featuring J. Cole) — "A Lot," Billie Eilish — "Bad Guy," Ariana Grande — "Thank U, Next," Jonas Brothers — "Sucker," Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — "Old Town Road (Remix)," and Taylor Swift — "You Need to Calm Down."

The MTV VMAs started in 1984 and they have been awarding a music video the title "Video of the Year" every year since. So, we decided to look through all 35 winners and narrow it down to the best of the best - only the most creative, unique, and well-edited videos! Check out the 10 best Video of the Year VMA winners below!

1987, "Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel

1992, "Right Now" - Van Halen

1996, "Tonight, Tonight" - The Smashing Pumpkins

1997, "Virtual Insanity" - Jamiroquai

1999, "Doo Wop (That Thing)" - Lauryn Hill

2002, "Without Me" - Eminem

2003, "Work It" - Missy Elliott

2004, "Hey Ya!" - OutKast

2016, "Formation" - Beyoncé

2017, "HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar

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