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The Video Vanguard Award, which goes to Pink this year, is named after Michael Jackson. How many times did Jackson win Video of the Year?

Would you believe, none? He was nominated for “Thriller,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Scream,” but lost ’em all. (If the VMAs had launched one year earlier, Jackson would have won for “Billie Jean” or “Beat It.”) (Photo: Getty Images)

Your burning 2017 VMAs questions, answered!

Paul Grein
Writer

You’re all set for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. You know that Katy Perry is hosting and that Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations. You even heard that they’re changing the name of the Moonman to the Moonperson. Even so, a few questions still nag at you. Let’s put those questions to rest.

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