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It Took This Band 13 Years To Get Nominated For A VMA

A look back on MTV and All Time Low's love fest

Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low have a lot to celebrate this month.

The guys drop their second documentary, Straight to DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts, on September 9th — but before that, they find out if they've made history for the second time this summer by winning Best Rock Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Yes, you read that right. Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick, and Rian Dawson have scored their first-ever VMA nomination (since the band formed in 2003) for their fan-fueled music video "Missing You," directed by Patrick Tracy. It's up against Coldplay, Fall Out Boy (featuring Demi Lovato), Panic! At the Disco, and Twenty One Pilots.

But "Missing You" has an advantage: It was created for fans and by fans. "For hustlers/non hustler fans. Win or lose it's your guys nomination not ours," Jack wrote on Twitter. From having paparazzi ignore them on the 2008 VMA red carpet to snagging a nomination eight years later, here's a look back on All Time Low's history with the awards.

  • February 2008 - Total Request Live

    The band made their MTV debut on February 12, 2008.

  • MTV

    ATL joined Katy Perry (who had five VMA nominations for "I Kissed a Girl" that year) and Boys Like Girls on the mtvU Video Music Awards Tour.

  • August 2008 - MTV Video Music Awards

    After playing the mtvU Video Music Awards Tour, the band was invited to attend and walk the red carpet at the VMAs. "We were late, so we ended up showing up right around the time all the important people showed up," Jack and Alex told MTV. "We were sandwiched between Christina Aguilera and Fall Out Boy, so naturally no one [cared] about us."

  • November 2008 - mtvU Woodie Awards
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    The guys were nominated in the "Breaking Woodie" category and performed "Dear Maria (Count Me In)" and "Poppin' Champagne" during the show.

  • December 2008 - MTV New Year's Eve
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    ATL brought in the New Year by "Poppin' Champagne" at MTV's studio in Times Square.

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    The guys joined the mtvU tour again in 2009, where Justin Bieber actually opened for them.

  • September 2009 - MTV Video Music Awards
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    On the red carpet in '09, photographers actually took pictures of them this time.

  • June 2010 - MTV's Silent Library

    The band starred (and puked) in an episode of MTV's prankster game show.

  • July 2015 - MTV Fandom Awards
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    Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey jumped on stage with the guys during "Dear Maria (Count Me In)."

Tune in to the 2016 VMAs, live from New York on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.