Hootie and the Blowfish (1995)
Hootie were the biggest band on earth at this time. It would have been insane if they hadn't won the award. It only looked WTF in retrospect, when Hootie-mania bit the dust overnight and America cruelly fell out of love with these cuddly rockers. Yet you can't keep a good man down, so Darius Rucker started over and ended up with the hit "Wagon Wheel," as well as inspiring a Key & Peele sketch. Take that, fickle-hearted American public!