Peter Gabriel's video for his 1986 Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, a collaboration with Aardman Animations which set new standards for the industry and became one of the most awarded videos in history.
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"Sledgehammer" is the most played music video in the history of MTV and also the most awarded at the MTV Video Music Awards, winning in nine categories: Video of the Year, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Concept Video, Best Direction in a Video, Best Male Video, Best Overall Performance and Most Experimental Video. As of 2015, this record of nine wins at the VMA's hasn't been broken by any artist. Director Stephen R. Johnson
went on to direct two more Peter Gabriel
videos: "Big Time" and "Steam", all containing a similar visual style as "Sledgehammer". See more
Written by Peter Gabriel
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