Video of the Year

Beyoncé — "Countdown"

The dazzling quick cuts, spastic choreography and colorful beatnik-inspired costumes convey Bey’s deep love for her man in this infectious video.

Beyoncé — “Love on Top”

In this clip, Beyoncé makes you want to groove as she puts down some Temptation-style moves in a dance rehearsal studio with her dancers.

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) —
“N----s in Paris”

Hip hop’s dynamic duo elevates eye-popping performance footage by pushing it through a kaleidoscopic lens.

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding —

Jay and Kanye celebrate conquering America's upper class by deconstructing a Maybach.

Usher –

An affair turned deadly has Usher singing his heart out in this brooding clip.