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MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video

The MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video was first awarded in 1993, and was given every year until 2006, as the following year MTV revamped the VMAs and eliminated all of the genre categories. The following year, though, when MTV returned the Video Music Awards to their previous format, Best R&B Video did not return despite four other genre awards doing so. It was only in 2019 that the R&B award returned to the VMAs, now under the shorter name of Best R&B. En Vogue, Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, and Alicia Keys are tied as this award's biggest winners, each having won it twice. Keys is also the category's biggest nominee, receiving her fifth nomination in 2019.


Year Winner Other nominees
1993 En Vogue — "Free Your Mind"
1994 Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue — "Whatta Man"
1995 TLC — "Waterfalls"
1996 The Fugees — "Killing Me Softly"
1997 Puff Daddy (featuring Faith Evans and 112) — "I'll Be Missing You"
1998 Wyclef Jean — "Gone Till November"
1999 Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
2000 Destiny's Child — "Say My Name"
2001 Destiny's Child — "Survivor"
2002 Mary J. Blige — "No More Drama"
2003 Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Crazy in Love"
2004 Alicia Keys — "If I Ain't Got You"
2005 Alicia Keys — "Karma"
2006 Beyoncé (featuring Slim Thug and Bun B) — "Check on It"
2019 Normani (featuring 6LACK) — "Waves"


Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Artist Alicia Keys Usher
Toni Braxton
R. Kelly
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
Boyz II Men
Faith Evans
Destiny's Child
En Vogue
Total Nominations 5 nominations 4 nominations 3 nominations 2 nominations

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