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2022 VMA nominees who were also nominated at the first VMAs in 1984 – Billboard

Two of the artists nominated for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards went back to the first show in 1984 with the VMAs.

Madonna, who was nominated for Best Long-Form Music Video for “Madame X”, was nominated for Best New Artist in a Video for “Borderline” at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards. She didn’t win—the award went to Eurythmics for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This”)—but she missed out on something even better than an award: she finished the show with her fully committed performance of “Like a Virgin”. Stole it. in which she wrote around the floor of Radio City Music Hall in a wedding dress.

The other 2022 VMA contender who was previously nominated to the VMAs is Elton John. The pop legend has been nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Collaboration with Dua Lipa for his hit collab “Cold Heart (PNU Remix)”. Elton was also a double nominee for “I’m Still Standing” in the first show, which garnered for Best Choreography in a Video and Best Editing in a Video.

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The nominations for the VMAs were announced on Tuesday. The awards will be presented August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

Elton has never won a competitive VMA category, although he and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin received a Special Recognition Award in 1987. (It would be nice if Elton finally won one of the few awards he didn’t get. Now all he needs to do is step down and win an Emmy so he can be EGOT.)

Madonna has won 19 competitive VMAs and one non-competitive award, the Video Vanguard Award. Interestingly, he received the award in 1986, a year before he won his first competitive VMAs for “Papa Don’t Preach.”

Madonna’s biggest night at the VMAs came in 1998 when she won six awards—five for “Ray of Light” and one for “Frozen.” After back-to-back nods in that category for “Like a Prayer” in 1989 and “Vogue” in 1990, “Ray of Light” brought Madonna the only VMAs for video of the year.

Madonna’s most recent VMA win came in 1999 when “Beautiful Stranger” Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Won Best Video From A Movie.

But the 1984 show is one where she seized the moment, took a huge risk (it could be remembered as a disaster) and became the most talked-about star in the music business overnight. At the time of the VMAs (September 14, 1984), she had not yet reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 and had only made the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Borderline”, which peaked at No. In June 10th. Within five months, it had topped both charts for several weeks.

His list of the 100 Greatest Awards of 2017 shows his performance so far, BoardDeputy Editor Andrew Unterberger ranked Madonna’s 1984 VMAs performance at number 2 (right behind Beyoncé). lemonade Medley at the same show in 2016). Here’s how Unterberger described it: “The vocals are sometimes pitchy, the staging feels a bit haphazard, and the presentation is low-budget by modern-day standards. But if you had four to show it… There’s a clip of the minute choosing what an awards-show performance could and should be the best, so there’s absolutely no debate: Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” in which she stepped down from a wedding at the first Video Music Awards. The cake was made and made its way into the heart of the 1980s. Before Madonna, people could expect to buy the record for the best awards-show performance, then, they became a historical record; The way we remember the stars in their most iconic form, and the way they demonstrate their immortality, regardless of whose names are in the envelope of the night. It’s a real big bang for the pop art form.”

Many of the top nominees and performers at the 1984 Awards have died, which is worrying, but perhaps not surprising. Thirty eight years is a long time. They include David Bowie, who was one of the inaugural recipients of the Video Vanguard Award, the first winner of Best Male Video for “China Girl”, and a cast member in the show (albeit pre-taped and from London, where he sang his song). The then hit “Blue Jean”).

Other 1984 nominees who have died include Michael Jackson, a video of the year’s nominee for “Thriller” and a three-time winner of the night (albeit a no-show: all his awards are presented by his friend Diana Ross). were accepted); Donna Summer, Best Female Video nominee for “She Works Hard for the Money”; plus several group members – Rick Okesque of The Cars (disturbing video of the year winners for “You Might Think”), Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen, Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones, Freddy of Queen Mercury, Eric Carr of KISS and Eric Woolfson of the Alan Parsons Project.

Dan Aykroyd, one of the stars of the highest-grossing film of 1984, Ghost Busters, and Bette Midler, who was among the hits at the time but is always a hoot, previously co-hosted the VMAs. In addition to Madonna and Bowie, the show stars Tina Turner (“What Love’s Got to Do With It”, which won Grammys for Record and Song of the Year in February 1985), Rod Stewart (“Love”), Huey Lewis and The News. (“I Want a New Drug”), ZZ Top (“Sharp Dressed Man”) and Ray Parker Jr. (“Ghostbusters”).



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Reference from www.billboard.com

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