|First Awarded||September 14, 1984|
An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Oscars for youth", an acknowledgment of the VMA ceremony's ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year. By 2001, the VMA had become a coveted award. The statue given to winners is an astronaut on the moon, one of the earliest representations of MTV. The statue was conceived by Manhattan Design —also designers of the original MTV logo—based on the 1981 "Top of the Hour" animation created by Fred Seibert , produced by Alan Goodman , and produced by Buzz Potamkin at Buzzco Associates.
Fifth Harmony RelationEdit
In 2013 the Fifth Harmony girls attended this award show. They didn't get to present an award or perform, just attend.
On August 24, 2014, Fifth Harmony took home a moonman for the Artist to Watch category. They beat out numerous tough competitors such as: 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, and Schoolboy Q. They became the first girl group in 6 years (last Being The Pussycat Dolls in 2008) to win an award at the MTV Video Music Awards. They also performed their hit single 'BO$$' on the red carpet.
In 2016 Fifth Harmony took home two awards; Best Collaboration for 'Work From Home' with Ty Dolla $ign and Song of the Summer for 'All In My Head (Flex)' with Fetty Wap. They also presented the Best New Artist award to DNCE.
In 2017 Fifth Harmony were nominated for Song of the Summer and Best Choreography for 'Down', and won Best Pop for the track as well. Camila Cabello was also nominated for Song of the Summer, for her track 'OMG' with Quavo. Fifth Harmony also performed a medley of Angel and Down with Gucci Mane at the awards show.