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EMA’s 08: Nominations and Beyonce

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2008 by kv

Beyoncé Knowles is to perform at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony, it has been announced.

The R&B singer is the first artist to be named as a confirmed performer for the event, which takes place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 6. Details of the other performing stars will be released within the next few weeks.

Knowles has appeared at the EMAs on two previous occasions. Most recently, she performed her hit song ‘Baby Boy’ at the 2003 ceremony, which was held in Edinburgh.

“We are extremely pleased that Beyoncé is returning to the MTV Europe Music Awards and will once again wow the audience with what promises to be a show-stopping performance,” said Richard Godfrey, the ceremony’s executive producer. “I am confident that when we reveal the final acts to perform, the bill will live up to our promise that the MTV Europe Music Awards will absolutely be the best gig in Europe this year.” 

The announcement came as MTV unveiled the finalists in seven of the eleven categories for this year’s ceremony, which see Coldplay and Duffy leading the way with three nominations each. Both acts will face competition from Alicia Keys, Britney Spears and Leona Lewis in the Album Of The Year category, as well as Katy Perry, Kid Rock and P!nk for the Most Addictive Track prize. 

The nominee details released thus far are as follows:

Album Of The Year 
Alicia Keys – As I Am 
Britney Spears – Blackout 
Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends 
Duffy – Rockferry 
Leona Lewis – Spirit 

Headliner 
Foo Fighters 
Linkin’ Park 
Metallica 
The Cure 
Tokio Hotel 

Most Addictive Track 
Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida’
Duffy – ‘Mercy’ 
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Kid Rock – ‘All Summer Long’ 
P!nk – ‘So What’ 

New Act 
Duffy 
Jonas Brothers 
Katy Perry 
Miley Cyrus 
One Republic 

Act of 2008 
Amy Winehouse 
Britney Spears 
Coldplay 
Leona Lewis 
Rihanna 

Ultimate Urban 
Alicia Keys 
Beyoncé 
Chris Brown 
Kanye West 
Lil Wayne 

Rock Out 
30 Seconds to Mars 
Linkin’ Park 
Metallica 
Paramore 
Slipknot

VMA 08 Winners: Britney has done it again.

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by kv

Best Female Video

Mariah Carey – ‘Touch My Body’
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Rihanna – ‘Take A Bow’
Jordin Sparks – ‘No Air’
Britney Spears – ‘Piece Of Me’ – WINNER!

Best Male Video
Chris Brown – ‘With You’ – WINNER!
Flo Rida – Low’
Lil Wayne – ‘Lollipop’
T.I. – ‘No Matter What’
Usher – ‘Love In This Club’

Best Hip Hop Video
Mary J. Blige – ‘Just Fine’
Lupe Fiasco – ‘Superstar’
Flo Rida – ‘Low’
Lil Wayne – ‘Lollipop’ – WINNER!
Kanye West – ‘Homecoming’

Best Pop Video
Danity Kane – ‘Damaged’
Jonas Brothers – ‘Burnin’ Up’
Panic At The Disco – ‘Nine In The Afternoon’
Britney Spears – ‘Piece Of Me’ – WINNER!
Tokio Hotel – ‘Ready, Set, Go!’

Best Dancing In A Video
Chris Brown – ‘Forever’
Danity Kane – ‘Damaged’
Madonna – ‘4 Minutes’
Ne-Yo – ‘Closer’
Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’ – WINNER!

Best New Artist
Miley Cyrus – ‘7 Things’
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Jordin Sparks – ‘No Air’
Taylor Swift – ‘Teardrops On My Guitar’
Tokio Hotel – ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ – WINNER!

Best Rock Video
Fall Out Boy – ‘Beat It’
Foo Fighters – ‘The Pretender’
Linkin Park – ‘Shadow Of The Day’ – WINNER!
Paramore – ‘crushcrushcrush’
Slipknot – ‘Psychosocial’

Video Of The Year
Chris Brown – ‘Forever’
Jonas Brothers – ‘Burnin’ Up’
Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’
Britney Spears – ‘Piece Of Me’ – WINNER!
Ting Tings – ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’

Best Art Direction
Gnarls Barkley – ‘Run’ – WINNER!
MGMT – ‘Electric Feel Version 2’
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’
The White Stripes – ‘Conquest’

Best Choreography
Adele – ‘Chasing Pavements’
Chris Brown – ‘Forever’
Chris Brown – ‘Kiss Kiss’
Gnarls Barkley – ‘Run’ – WINNER!
Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’

Best Cinematography
Erykah Badu – ‘Honey’
Death Cab For Cutie – ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’
The White Stripes – ‘Conquest’ – WINNER!

Best Direction
Erykah Badu – ‘Honey’ – WINNER!
Linkin Park – ‘Shadow Of The Day’
Panic At The Disco – ‘Nine In The Afternoon’
Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’
Rihanna – ‘Take A Bow’

Best Editing
Erykah Badu – ‘Honey’ 
Death Cab For Cutie – ‘I Will Possess Your Heart’ – WINNER!
Ne-Yo – ‘Closer’
Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Weezer: ‘Pork and Beans’

Best Special Effects
Erykah Badu – ‘Honey’
Coldplay – ‘Violet Hill’
Missy Elliott – ‘Ching-A-Ling / Shake Your Pom Pom 3D’
Linkin Park – ‘Bleed It Out’
Kanye West ft. T-Pain – ‘Good Life’ – WINNER!

adapted from digitalspy.co.uk

Britney’s back with vengeance – VMAs

Posted in music news with tags , , , , on September 4, 2008 by kv

 

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

 

 

Britney Spears is to open the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

MTV Networks Music Group president Van Toffler confirmed that the singer will do something “fun and unexpected” to launch the show.

Spears said in a statement: “MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs? I’m excited to open the entire show, to say hi to my fans and to be nominated.”

Her manager recently denied claims that the popstar will perform at the event to make up for her disastrous comeback last year.

Talking about the decision to have her open the show instead, Toffler said: “I think for Britney, people are rooting for her and she’s really on the road to recovery. It feels like it’s her year. It’s our 25th anniversary of the VMAs and she’s been such a critical piece of MTV’s history.”

Toffler also claimed that producers are attempting to persuade Michael Jackson to make an appearance, saying: “We’ve been talking to him as well, I don’t know if that’s going to happen. People fall in and fall out up until the day of the show.”

Spears has been nominated in the Best Female category, while the clip for her track ‘Piece Of Me’ is up for the Best Pop Video award. 

CREDITS: digitalspy.co.uk  for the article