Video of the Year

2 Chainz, Drake

2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

2 Chainz and Drake captured the eerie vibe of their chart-topping duet perfectly with this video’s stark, black-and-white imagery. 

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”

A$AP’s platinum-selling posse cut was accompanied by a deceptively simple video boasting a minimal set and maximum models. 

Drake

Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

The banging first single from Drake’s upcoming album features him and his crew making moves — and jokes — from Toronto to the Dominican Republic. 

Drake, Lil Wayne

Drake f/ Lil Wayne – “HYFR”

Drake and his Young Money mentor take listeners inside the most baller bar mitzvah ever in the video for this single from Drizzy’s Take Care.

Kendrick Lamar, Drake

Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice”

The visuals for Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s hit duet brought some unexpected street drama to the typical rap love story. 

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Wanz

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – “Thrift Shop”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis topped the charts for weeks thanks to this catchy cheapskate’s anthem and its hilariously styled video. 

Miguel

Miguel – “Adorn”

Miguel brought his sultry blockbuster single to life with a sexy, artsy video featuring beautiful (and flexible) models.

Rihanna

Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Rihanna landed yet another chart-topper with this soaring lead single from her seventh album, Unapologetic, and its cinematic, beautifully shot video.

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z

Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”

J.T. launched his comeback with this classy video featuring smooth stage and studio shots, a Jay-Z cameo and, of course, the finest black-tie wears.

Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz

Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

This G.O.O.D. Music 808-laden banger was visualized by clean black-and-white, wide-lens shots and the entire crew rocking futuristic high fashion.

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