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List of MTV Video Vanguard Award winners from every year the award has been given out. All MTV Video Vanguard Award winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award award are listed along with photos for every MTV Video Vanguard Award winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the MTV Video Vanguard Award award recipients to get more information about each.

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Beastie Boys

1998

Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Beyoncé Knowles

2014

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Bon Jovi

1991

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer ...more

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Britney Spears

2011

Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a ...more

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
David Bowie

1984

David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
David Byrne

1985

David Byrne is a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his ...more

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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Duran Duran

2003

Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United ...more

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
George Michael

1989

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Guns N' Roses

1992

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, in 1985. The classic lineup as signed to Geffen Records in 1986 consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm ...more

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Hype Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Hype Williams

2006

Harold "Hype" Williams is an American music video director and film director. Williams first displayed his work by tagging local billboards, storefronts, and playgrounds using HYPE as ...more

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Janet Jackson

1990

Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate ...more

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Jennifer Lopez

2018

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Kanye West

2015

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella ...more

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Justin Timberlake

2013

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. ...more

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Julien Temple is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Julien Temple

1987

Julien Andrew Temple is an English film, documentary and music video director. He began his career with short films featuring the Sex Pistols, and has continued with various off-beat projects, ...more

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Kevin Godley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Kevin Godley

1985

Kevin Michael Godley is a British musician and music video director. He was born in a family with Jewish ancestry, and went to North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham. The first band he was ...more

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
LL Cool J

1997

James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. He is known for pioneering hip-hop tracks such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", ...more

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Lol Crème is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Lol Crème

1985

Laurence Neil "Lol" Creme is an English musician and music video director, best known for his work in 10cc. He sings and plays guitar and keyboards.

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Madonna

1986

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery ...more

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Mark Romanek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Mark Romanek

1997

Mark Romanek is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, music videos, and commercials. Romanek wrote and directed the 2002 film One Hour Photo and the 2010 film Never ...more

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Michael Jackson

1988

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal ...more

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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Peter Gabriel

1987

Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving ...more

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Richard Lester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Richard Lester

1984

Richard Lester is an American film director based in Britain. Lester is notable for his work with The Beatles in the 1960s and his work on the Superman film series in the 1980s.

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Rihanna

2016

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan ...more

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Russell Mulcahy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Russell Mulcahy

1985

Russell Mulcahy is an Australian film director. Mulcahy's work is recognizable by the use of fast cuts, tracking shots and use of glowing lights as well as being one of the most prominent music ...more

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
The Beatles

1984

The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and ...more

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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
The Rolling Stones

1994

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. ...more

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
P!nk

2017

Alecia Beth Moore, better known by her stage name P!nk, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice, she rose to fame as an R&B artist with ...more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Red Hot Chili Peppers

2000

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other ...more

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Wayne Isham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Wayne Isham

1991

Wayne Isham is an American music video director who has directed music videos of many popular artists; such as Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, KISS, Roxette, Mötley Crüe, ...more

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Tom Petty

1994

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Tom Petty and the ...more

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R.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
R.E.M.

1995

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular ...more

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
U2

2001

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to ...more

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Zbigniew Rybczyński is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list MTV Video Vanguard Award Winners List
Zbigniew Rybczyński

1986

Zbigniew Rybczyński is a Polish filmmaker, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, creator of experimental animated films and multimedia artist who has won numerous prestigious industry awards ...more