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7/29/2004 1:53:47 PM

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Get the Moonmen ready! The 21st MTV Video Music Awards Show is just one month away and, with this year's nominees and performers, it's sure to be a must-see music event. Jay Z's "99 Problems" clinched six nominations, including Best Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Rap Video and Best Direction in a Video. Close behind are Beyonce, Usher, OutKast and No Doubt, who each received five nominations. Beyonce earned her noms for "Naughty Girl" and "Me, Myself and I." Usher also split his nominations between two clips, "Yeah" and "Burn." OutKast's nominations all stem from "Hey Ya," while No Doubt garnered its five nominations for "It's My Life."

Nabbing four nominations a piece are Britney Spears, Kanye West, Steriogram, the White Stripes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, D12, Jet and Modest Mouse bagged three. Other artists with multiple nominations include Christina Aguilera, Franz Ferdinand, Hoobastank, Jessica Simpson, Maroon 5, Missy Elliott, the Darkness and Yellowcard.

Battling Jay-Z for Best Video of the Year are Britney Spears ("Toxic"), D 12 ("My Band"), OutKast ("Hey Ya") and Usher feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris ("Yeah"). The competition for the Breakthrough Video Award is also stiff, with Franz Ferdinand ("Take Me Out"), Kanye West ("All Falls Down"), Modest Mouse ("Float On"), New Found Glory ("All Downhill From Here"), Steriogram ("Walkie Talkie Man") and White Stripes ("The Hardest Button to Button") all in the running.

For the first time in VMA history, the Viewer's Choice Award will be decided in the "VMAyhem Viewer's Choice Playoffs." users will narrow down 40 videos based on a series of video battle match-ups. The five clips left standing will be the final nominees. The MTV2 Award will also be decided exclusively through voting at The VMAyhem battles and MTV2 Award voting are already underway. Voting for the five "Viewer's Choice" finalists starts August 18.

Scheduled to perform at this year's VMAs are Jet, Hoobastank, Yellowcard, Usher, Kanye West and Jessica Simpson. The 2004 VMAs will air live from American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. ET (tape delayed PT). This will be the first time the VMAs are held outside of Los Angeles or New York.


Best Video of the Year
* Britney Spears - "Toxic"
* D 12 - "My Band"
* Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
* OutKast - "Hey Ya"
* Usher feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris - "Yeah"

Best Male Video
* Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
* Justin Timberlake - "Senorita"
* Kanye West feat. Syleena Johnson - "All Falls Down"
* Prince - "Musicology"
* Usher feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris - "Yeah"

Best Female Video
* Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"
* Beyonce - "Naughty Girl"
* Britney Spears - "Toxic"
* Christina Aguilera – "The Voice Within"
* Jessica Simpson - With You"

Best Group Video
* D 12 - "My Band"
* Good Charlotte - "Hold On"
* Hoobastank - "The Reason"
* Maroon 5 - "This Love"
* No Doubt - "It's My Life"

Best Rap Video
* 50 Cent feat. Snoop Dogg & G-Unit - P.I.M.P. Remix
* D 12 - "My Band"
* Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
* Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - "Get Low"
* Ludacris - "Stand Up"

Best R&B Video
* Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"
* Beyonce - "Me, Myself and I"
* Brandy feat. Kanye West - Talk About Our Love"
* Usher - "Burn"
* 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 / Murphy Lee - "Shake Ya Tailfeather"
* Chingy feat. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg – "Holidae In"

Best Dance Video
* Beyonce - "Naughty Girl"
* Britney Spears - "Toxic"
* Black Eyed Peas

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