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| MTV announces video award nominees||Type: Internet Article|
|MTV announces video award nominees||Jul 30, 2004|
|by Adrian Sainz|
BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Britney Spears, "Toxic";
Beyonce, "Naughty Girl";
Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You";
Jessica Simpson, "With You";
Christina Aguilera, "The Voice Within"
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|The MTV Video Music Awards are all about scene-stealing stunts, so it was fitting when the network announced that stars will approach this year's red carpet on luxury yachts and the entire show will be host-free.|
Oh yeah -- Jay-Z's jarring video for "99 Problems," which depicts his own murder as a metaphor for his retirement from rapping, had a leading six nominations. Beyonce, No Doubt and OutKast had five nods each. The awards will be handed out Aug. 29.
Performers will include Usher, Jessica Simpson, newcomer Kanye West and a rock threesome of Jet, Hoobastank and Yellowcard.
The awards spectacle is much anticipated in Miami. City officials and event planners are organizing private parties for the preening VIPs expected to flock to steamy South Florida, filling hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.
It's the awards' 21st year, but the first time it will be held outside Los Angeles or New York. MTV President Van Toffler joked that the awards are "finally legal" and promised more memorable moments, such as the Britney Spears-Madonna onstage kiss last year or the Neil Young-Pearl Jam performance of "Rockin in the Free World" from 1993.
Dave Sirulnick, one of the show's executive producers, said the idea to go host-less was created when they decided to hold the show in a large arena for the first time. Past shows were in cozier theater-like venues like Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Sirulnick said there will be five stages, some jutting out into the crowd or rising high in the air.
OutKast and Jay-Z are joined in the video of the year category by Usher's nightclub ode "Yeah!", D12/Eminem's humorous "My Band" and Britney Spears' sultry "Toxic."
Missy Elliott, whose "I'm Really Hot" was nominated for best dance video and best choreography, says she takes pride in her videos and enjoys watching what dance moves performers like Usher will come up with next.
"This man, he's one of the people I look forward to when I see a video," Elliott said of Usher. "The last person that I used to do that with was Aaliyah."
"You want to see what the new jump-off is, what the new dance is, what's going to blow up all over the world." Here's a partial list of nominees:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
OutKast, "Hey Ya"; Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"; Britney Spears, "Toxic"; D12, "My Band"; Jay-Z, "99 Problems"
BEST MALE VIDEO:
Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"; Jay-Z, "99 Problems"; Justin Timberlake, "Senorita"; Kanye West featuring Syleena Johnson, "All Falls Down"; Prince, "Musicology"
BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Britney Spears, "Toxic"; Beyonce, "Naughty Girl"; Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You"; Jessica Simpson, "With You"; Christina Aguilera, "The Voice Within"
BEST GROUP VIDEO:
No Doubt, "It's My Life"; D12, "My Band"; Hoobastank, "The Reason"; Maroon 5, "This Love"; Good Charlotte, "Hold On"
BEST RAP VIDEO: Jay-Z, "99 Problems"; D12, "My Band"; 50 Cent featuring Snoop Dogg & G-Unit, "P.I.M.P. Remix"; Ludacris, "Stand Up"; Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins, "Get Low"
BEST R&B VIDEO:
Usher, "Burn"; Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You"; Brandy featuring Kanye West, "Talk About Our Love"; Beyonce, "Me, Myself and I"; R.Kelly, "Step In The Name of Love"
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
OutKast, "Hey Ya"; Black Eyed Peas, "Hey Mama"; Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson, "All Falls Down"; Nelly feat. P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, "Shake Ya Tailfeather"; Chingy featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, "Holidae In"
BEST DANCE VIDEO:
Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"; Black Eyed Peas, "Hey Mama"; Beyonce, "Naughty Girl"; Britney Spears, "Toxic"; Missy Elliott, "I'm Really Hot"
BEST ROCK VIDEO:
Jet, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"; The Darkness, "I Believe In A Thing Called Love"; Hoobastank, "The Reason"; Evanescence, "My Immortal"; Linkin Park, "Breaking The Habit"
BEST POP VIDEO:
Britney Spears, "Toxic"; Jessica Simpson, "With You"; Hilary Duff, "Come Clean"; No Doubt, "It's My Life"; Avril Lavigne, "Don't Tell Me"
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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