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The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 29, 2004, honoring the best music videos from June 10, 2003 to June 30, 2004. The show took place at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, and, unlike in previous years, had no host.

2004 MTV Video Music Awards
DateSunday, August 29, 2004
LocationAmerican Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
CountryUnited States
Hosted bynone
Most awardsOutkast and Jay-Z (4)
Most nominationsJay-Z (6)
Television/radio coverage



Winners are in bold text.

Video of the YearEdit

OutKast – "Hey Ya!"

Best Male VideoEdit

Usher (featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon) – "Yeah!"

Best Female VideoEdit

Beyoncé – "Naughty Girl"

Best Group VideoEdit

No Doubt – "It's My Life"

Best New Artist in a VideoEdit

Maroon 5 – "This Love"

Best Pop VideoEdit

No Doubt – "It's My Life"

Best Rock VideoEdit

Jet – "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"

Best R&B VideoEdit

Alicia Keys – "If I Ain't Got You"

Best Rap VideoEdit

Jay-Z – "99 Problems"

Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit

OutKast – "Hey Ya!"

Best Dance VideoEdit

Usher (featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon) – "Yeah!"

Breakthrough VideoEdit

Franz Ferdinand – "Take Me Out"

Best Direction in a VideoEdit

Jay-Z – "99 Problems" (Director: Mark Romanek)

Best Choreography in a VideoEdit

The Black Eyed Peas – "Hey Mama" (Choreographer: Fatima Robinson)

Best Special Effects in a VideoEdit

OutKast – "Hey Ya!" (Special Effects: Elad Offer, Chris Eckardt and Money Shots)

Best Art Direction in a VideoEdit

OutKast – "Hey Ya!" (Art Director: Eric Beauchamp)

Best Editing in a VideoEdit

Jay-Z – "99 Problems" (Editor: Robert Duffy)

Best Cinematography in a VideoEdit

Jay-Z – "99 Problems" (Director of Photography: Joaquín Baca-Asay)

Best Video Game SoundtrackEdit

Tony Hawk's Underground (Activision)

MTV2 AwardEdit

Yellowcard – "Ocean Avenue"

Viewer's ChoiceEdit

Linkin Park – "Breaking the Habit"




  • Kurt Loder and SuChin Pak – announced the winners of the professional categories and Breakthrough Video

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