You have to give MTV credit—they have had fantastic taste in choosing winners for the Video Music Awards over the years. But for all those trophies to Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, there have been a few randos whomwe never heard from again.
It was hard to escape the Gorillaz song "Feel Good Inc" back in 2005, so it made sense that MTV handed them the "Breakthrough Video" award. But where are they now?
Panic at the Disco
Panic! At the Disco is still making music these days, but they haven't approached the peak they reached in 2006, when they took home a moonman for Video of the Year.
Good Charlotte hasn't done too poorly for themselves—lead singer Joel Madden is now married to Nicole Richie—but they dropped off following their Viewer's Choice VMA win in 2003.
Try catching him riding dirty, or try catching him doing anything, at all. Chamillionaire won "Best Rap Video" in 2006.
Haven't heard of Queensrÿche? Can't pronounce it? That's okay. The heavy metal band has still sold 20 million albums worldwide, and won the Viewer's Choice Award in 1991 for their song "Silent Lucidity."
Gosh, Michelle Branch was adorable. She still records occasionally, but one of her finest moments was winning the Viewer's Choice Award for "Everywhere" in 2002.
AFI have spent 20 years together rocking it out, but you may remember them best for their most commercial success—the song "Miss Murder" won "Best Rock Video" in 2006.
German rock band Tokio Hotel has definitely got style, which may have helped them snag the award for "Best New Artist" in 2008.
The early '90s was a really great time for one-hit wonders. Take, for example, Jesus Jones and their song "Right Here, Right Now," which won them "Best New Artist" in 1991.
Did you know that Sean and Chris Penn have another brother? Who makes music? Michael Penn won the "Best New Artist" category in 1990 with his song, "No Myth."
Macy Gray certainly made a splash at the turn of the millennium, but can you remember a song beyond "I Try"? She won "Best New Artist" in 2000, snubbing newcomers like Christina Aguilera and Pink in the process.
Natalie Imbruglia may have only had one hit, but it will never leave your brain. She won "Best New Artist" for "Torn" in 1998.
His song was inescapable in 2006, so it only makes sense that James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" took home the moonman for "Best Male Video" that year.
The song that inspired a million inappropriate middle-school dances, "The Thong Song" won Sisquo a VMA for "Best Hip-Hop Video" in 2000.