Dan Akroyd and Bette Midler
The very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984 were co-hosted by Dan Akroyd and Bette Midler. Quite a pairing!
In 1985, Eddie Murphy signed up for hosting duties of the big show.
In 1986, MTV decided to have their own VJs run the night. Here is Martha Quinn at the podium.
They followed suit the next year with the VJs again. That 80s hair!
From 1988 to 1991 there was only one choice for host: Arsenio Hall.
Party time! Excellent! Dana Carvey led the show in 1992.
Christian Slater was the MTV MC in 1993.
Roseanne Barr took the mic in 1994.
Dennis Miller hosted so well in 1995, he did it all over again in 1996.
The first of his 3 VMA hosting gigs, Chris Rock wowed the crowd in 1997.
There was something about Ben Stiller in 1998.
Chris Rock pulled off the best, and funniest, hosting gig in 1999.
Shawn and Marlon Wayans
Wow, so there weren't co-hosts again on the VMA's since the very first show in 1984 until 2000 when Shawn and Marlon Wayans accepted the challenge.
Jamie Foxx ruled the 2001 show.
Seven years before he became the host of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon stepped up to the plate.
When in doubt: hire Chris Rock, at the show in 2003.
No one can compete with Chris Rock, so 2004 didn't even pretend to try. There was no official host of the show this year!
Diddy brought his charisma to the stage in 2005.
The honor of hosting duties went to Jack Black in 2006.
2007 was another year with no host. There's been one other year without a host on the VMA stage since then, can you guess which?
Russell Brand dressed the part in both 2008 and 2009. The VMAs are where he met Katy Perry!
Chelsea Handler took over in 2010, the first lady to lead the show since Roseanne in 1994!
If you guessed 2011 as the last host-less year, you were correct!
And who can forget Kevin Hart's hilarity and hijinks last year in 2012? Stay tuned to OKMagazine.com to find out who will bring it on stage in Brooklyn this year!