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Winner: A-ha (1986)

There's no doubt that the music video for A-ha's hit single "Take on Me" is a classic, but the Norwegian pop band is commonly considered a one-hit wonder. They never again reached the heights of their 1986 success.

The VMAs' Most Surprising Best New Artist Snubs

August 17, 2015

The MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist has been around since the first annual VMAs in 1984. However, despite years of practice, voters still frequently go a little crazy and allow a one-hit wonder to sneak away with the trophy that could (and probably should) have been won by the likes of Whitney Houston, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Hindsight is 20/20, right? But don't worry about these "losers"; they went on to much greater things.