Event Information
Date September 14, 1984
Host Bette Midler and Dan Akroyd
Location New York, NY
Venue Radio City Music Hall

The 1984 Video Music Award ceremony occurred on September 14, 1984 in New York, New York. It was hosted by Better Midler and Dan Akroyd. It was the first VMA ever.

Performances Edit

  1. Rod Stewart - Infatuation
  2. Madonna - Like A Virgin
  3. Huey Lewis and The News - I Want A New Drug"
  4. David Bowie - Blue Jean
  5. Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It?
  6. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
  7. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters

Awards Edit

Video of the Year

  • The Cars - You Might Think

Best Male Video

  • David Bowie - China Girl

Best Female Video

  • Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Best Group Video

  • ZZ - TopLegs

Viewer's Choice

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

Best New Artist

  • Eurythmics

Best Concept Video

  • Herbie Hancock

Best Stage Performance

  • Van Halen - Jump

Best Overall Performance

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

Most Experimental Video

  • Herbie Hancock

Best Direction

  • ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

Best Choreography

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

Best Special Effects

  • Herbie Hancock

Best Art Direction

  • Herbie Hancock

Best Editing

  • Herbie Hancock

Best Cinematography

  • The Police