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Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year

This page lists the winners and nominees for the Soul Train Music Award for Video of the Year. Originally entitled Best Music Video, the award has been retitled a further two times before being retitled again to its current title in 2013. Janet Jackson has won this award a record six times and Beyoncé is the only artist with multiple nominations in one year.


Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.


Year Artist Video Ref
Janet Jackson "What Have You Done for Me Lately" [1]
Anita Baker "Sweet Love"
Cameo "Word Up"
Peter Gabriel "Sledgehammer"
Janet Jackson "Control" [2]
Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Jody Watley "Looking for a New Love"
Michael Jackson "Man in the Mirror" [3]
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince "Parents Just Don't Understand"
Kool Moe Dee "Wild Wild West"
Stevie Wonder "Skeletons"


Year Artist Video Ref
Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation" [4]
Eric Gable "Remember (The First Time)"
Quincy Jones "I'll Be Good to You"
Prince "Batdance"
Janet Jackson "Alright" [5]
En Vogue "Hold On"
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This"
Public Enemy "911 Is a Joke"
MC Hammer "Too Legit to Quit" [6]
Boyz II Men "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
Natalie Cole "Unforgettable"
Michael Jackson "Black or White"
Boyz II Men "End of the Road" [7]
Arrested Development "People Everyday"
En Vogue "Giving Him Something He Can Feel"
Michael Jackson "Remember the Time"
Janet Jackson "If" [8]
Arrested Development "Mr. Wendal"
Toni Braxton "Breathe Again"
Dr. Dre "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang"
Aaron Hall "I Miss You" [9]
Anita Baker "Body & Soul"
Boyz II Men "Let It Snow"
Coolio "Fantastic Voyage"
TLC "Waterfalls" [10]
Coolio (featuring L.V.) "Gangsta's Paradise"
Dr. Dre "Keep Their Heads Ringin'"
Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson "Scream"
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony "Tha Crossroads" [11]
2Pac (featuring K-Ci & JoJo) "How Do U Want It" / "California Love"
LL Cool J "Doin' It"
Busta Rhymes "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check"
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans (featuring 112) "I'll Be Missing You" [12]
Busta Rhymes "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See"
Missy Elliott "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"
The Notorious B.I.G. (featuring Puff Daddy and Mase) "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems"
Lauryn Hill "Doo Wop (That Thing)" [13]
Busta Rhymes "Dangerous"
Big Punisher (featuring Fat Joe) "Still Not a Player"
Will Smith "Gettin' Jiggy With It"


Year Artist Video Ref
Busta Rhymes (featuring Janet Jackson) "What's It Gonna Be?!" [14]
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (featuring Nas, Eve and Q-Tip) "Hot Boyz"
Q-Tip "Vivrant Thing"
Will Smith "Will 2K"
Mystikal "Shake Ya Ass" [15]
D'Angelo "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
Eminem "Stan"
OutKast "Ms. Jackson"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott "Get Ur Freak On" [16]
Isley Brothers Featuring Ron Isley "Contagious"
Jay Z " Girls, Girls, Girls"
Busta Rhymes "Break Ya Neck"
Missy Elliott "Work It" [17]
50 Cent "Wanksta"
Nelly (featuring Kelly Rowland) "Dilemma"
Busta Rhymes (featuring P. Diddy and Pharrell) "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
OutKast "Hey Ya!" [18]
Beyoncé (featuring Jay Z) "Crazy in Love"
Missy Elliott (featuring Ludacris) "Gossip Folks"
Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz (featuring Ying Yang Twins) "Get Low"
Jay Z "99 Problems" [19]
OutKast "Roses"
Usher (featuring Ludacris and Lil' Jon) "Yeah!"
Kanye West "Jesus Walks"
Kanye West (featuring Jamie Foxx) "Gold Digger" [20]
Common "Testify"
Missy Elliott (featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop) "Lose Control"
R. Kelly "Trapped in the Closet"
LeToya "Torn"
Jay Z "Show Me What You Got" [21]
Beyoncé "Irreplaceable"
Busta Rhymes (featuring and Kelis) "I Love My Chick"
Jim Jones "We Fly High"
LeToya "She Don't"
20082009 N/A


Year Artist Video Ref
20102012 N/A
2013 Janelle Monáe (featuring Erykah Badu) "Q.U.E.E.N." [22]
Tamar Braxton "Love and War"
Chris Brown "Fine China"
Drake "Started from the Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) "Poetic Justice"
Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams) "Blurred Lines"
2014 Pharrell Williams "Happy" [23]
Jhené Aiko "The Worst"
Aloe Blacc "The Man"
Beyoncé (featuring Jay Z) "Drunk in Love"
Chris Brown (featuring Usher and Rick Ross) "New Flame"
Usher "Good Kisser"
2015 Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) "Uptown Funk" [24]
Beyoncé "7/11"
Jidenna and Roman GianArthur "Classic Man"
Kendrick Lamar "Alright"
The Weeknd "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"
2016 Beyoncé "Formation" [25]
Beyoncé "Sorry"
Drake "Hotline Bling"
Rihanna (featuring Drake) "Work"
Kanye West "Fade"
2017 Bruno Mars "24K Magic" [26]
Beyoncé "All Night"
Chris Brown (featuring Usher and Gucci Mane) "Party"
DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) "Wild Thoughts"
Solange "Cranes in the Sky"


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