The Strange History of MTV’s Video Music Award for Best New Artist

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What do Chumbawamba, Tasmin Archer, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, B2K, Meredith Brooks, Gerardo, Timbuk3, and Nikka Costa have in common? They were all nominated for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. And now they’re long forgotten. To be fair, a number of artists who went on to become superstars have also been nominated … Read more

Who Will Win Video of the Year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards?

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The race is on for Video of the Year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Which of the five nominees will emerge victorious? Let’s examine the contenders. 2012 Video of the Year Nominees:“Take Care,” Drake & Rihanna“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye & Kimbra“Bad Girls,” M.I.A.“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry“We Found Love,” Rihanna & … Read more