Rihanna is nominated for Video of the Year for the fourth time at the MTV Video Music Awards. She has only ever lost once — to herself. In 2007 she became the youngest solo artist to claim Video of the Year when she won for “Umbrella,”featuring Jay-Z at age 19.
Then she won again in 2012 for “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, beating her collaboration with Drake, “Take Care.” Now she’s nominated as a featured artist on DJ Khaled‘s “Wild Thoughts”. So far she’s undefeated in the category, but if she wins this time it would be an unprecedented feat. No one has ever won Video of the Year at the VMAs three times.
The first artist to win this top category twice was Eminem. Slim Shady prevailed in 2000 for “The Real Slim Shady” and again just two years later for “Without Me,” He’s been nominated six times overall, but hasn’t yet been able to pick up a third Moonman.
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards are to be held on August 27, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, honoring music videos from June 25, 2016, to June 23, 2017 and will be hosted by Katy Perry.
Watch Eminem performing at the VMAs back in 2002 below: