Beyonce and Justin Timberlake Lead the Way With Seven Nominations Each Followed by Kanye West and Rihanna With Five Nods and Amy Winehouse Vying for Three Moonmen MTV Announces New Categories Honoring Year-Long, All-Around Achievements of

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    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The "2007 MTV Video Music Awards" is
 set to take over the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas Sunday, September 9th
 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT.) To get things started, today the VMA's
 hijacked a special edition of "TRL" to announce nominees, performers and
 much more for the September 9th musical extravaganza. Artists nominated for
 the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards" include Justin Timberlake and Beyonce
 with seven nominations each; Kanye West and Rihanna received five
 nominations while Amy Winehouse received three nods. Timbaland, Kanye West,
 Fall Out Boy, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Chris Brown, Foo Fighters and
 Rihanna are all scheduled to perform at the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards."
 In addition, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland are set to host their own
 Fantasy Suite party. Additional performers and presenters will be announced
 shortly.
     In tune with the total reinvention of this year's show, MTV has pared
 down the categories to eight to be awarded during the live two hour show
 including new categories:
     -- Male Artist of the Year / Female Artist of the Year -- recognizes the
        artist's complete body of work throughout 2007.
 
     -- Most Earthshattering Collaboration -- a new award that recognizes the
        best teaming of creative minds in 2007.
 
     -- Monster Single of the Year -- awarded to that unavoidable super smash
        that you just can't get outta your head!
 
     -- Quadruple Threat award --- honors those boundary-busting artists who
        have conquered multiple worlds including, but not limited to; music,
        fashion, philanthropy, business, acting and dance.
     "What great nominees! They truly reflect a stellar year in music and
 videos and show some love to the new faces that burst onto the scene this
 year," said MTV President Christina Norman.
     The Ballots for "The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards" were sent out for the
 first time to artists and musical tastemakers as well as to an exclusive
 industry group and viewers who determined the nominees for the telecast.
 Approximately 50 viewers and individuals representing record labels, music
 journalists, video directors and music producers, selected the nominees for
 awards categories encompassing such wide-ranging contemporary music forms
 as rap, dance, R&B and rock. Ballots are cast online and duplication is
 avoided through a special control number assigned to each ballot, which can
 only be tallied once.
     Shugoll Research is the Official Business Advisor of the "2007 MTV
 Video Music Awards".
     Voting for "Best New Artist" begins August 7th through the show Live on
 September 9th. Viewers can vote by visiting www.vma.mtv.com.
     Jesse Ignjatovic is the Executive Producer, Den of Thieves for the
 "2007 MTV Video Music Awards." Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Chris
 Choun is Co-Executive Producer. Jen Jones and Jane Mun are Co-Producers.
 Amy Doyle and Joanna Bomberg are Music Talent Executives. Robin
 Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive. Garrett English is Executive
 in Charge of Production. Hamish Hamilton is Director.
     Following are the nominees for the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards"
 
 
 
                               GENERAL CATEGORIES
 
 
 
     VIDEO OF THE YEAR
 
     AMY WINEHOUSE
     "Rehab"
     Back To Black
     Universal Republic
     Director: Phil Griffin
     Producer: Hywit Abate
     Production Company: Bikini Films
 
     BEYONCE
     "Irreplaceable"
     B'Day
     Columbia Records
     Director: Anthony Mandler
     Producer: Kim Bradshaw
     Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures
 
     JUSTICE
     "D.A.N.C.E."
     Vice Records
     Director: Jonas & Francois
     Producer: Jonas & Francois
     Production Company: 75 Prod
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
     "What Goes Around ... Comes Around"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Samuel Bayer
     Producer: Veronica Zelle
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     KANYE WEST
     "Stronger"
     Graduation
     Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Island Def Jam
     Director: Hype Williams
     Producer:  Hype Williams
     Production Company:  Naaila Entertainment
 
     RIHANNA featuring JAY-Z
     "Umbrella"
     Good Girl Gone Bad
     Def Jam
     Director: Chris Applebaum
     Producer:  John Hardin
     Production Company: Reactor Films
 
 
 
     MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 
     AKON
     "Don't Matter"
     Konvicted
     Universal Motown
     Director: Gil Green
     Producer: Jeff Panteleo
     Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
 
     Featuring EMINEM
     "Smack That"
     Konvicted
     Universal Motown
     Director: Benny Boom
     Producer: David Duarte
     Production Company: F.M. Rocks
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
     Featuring T.I.
     "Let Me Talk To You/My Love"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Paul Hunter
     Producer: Veronica Zelle
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     Featuring TIMBALAND
     "Sexy Back"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Michael Haussman
     Producer: Nina Huang
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     And SNOOP DOGG
     "I Wanna Love You"
     Konvicted
     Universal Motown
     Director: Benny Boom
     Producer: Jeff Panteleo
     Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
 
     "Love Stoned/I Think She Knows Interlude"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Robert Hales
     Producer: Richard Weaver & Oualid Mousaness
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     "What Goes Around ... Comes Around"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Samuel Bayer
     Producer: Veronica Zelle
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     KANYE WEST
     "Can't Tell Me Nothing"
     Graduation
     Roc-A-Fella
     Director: Hype Williams
     Producer: Hype Williams
     Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
 
     "Stronger"
     Graduation
     hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella/Island Def Jam
     Director: Hype Williams
     Producer: Hype Williams
     Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
 
     With NAS, KRS-ONE & RAKIM
     "Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been DJ Premier Remix)"
     Nike Air Force (25th Anniversary)
     Nike
     Director: Thibaut de Longeville
     Producer: Jeff Tammes
     Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
 
     ROBIN THICKE
     "Can U Believe"
     The Evolution of Robin Thicke
     Star Trak/Interscope Records
     Director: Benny Boom
     Producer: Roger Ubina
     Production Company: Uncle Music
 
     "Lost Without You"
     The Evolution of Robin Thicke
     Star Trak/Interscope Records
     Director: Benny Boom
     Producer: Roger Urbina
     Production Company: F.M. Rocks
 
     Featuring BUSTA RHYMES & PHARRELL
     "I Wanna Love You Girl (Remix)"
     The Evolution of Robin Thicke
     Star Trak/Interscope Records
     Director: P.R. Brown
     Producer: Michael Angelos
     Production Company: Anonymous
 
     T.I.
     "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)"
     T.I. vs T.I.P.
     Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records
     Director: Eric White
     Producer: Joyce Washington
     Production Company: Uncle Films, L.L.C
 
     Featuring WYCLEF JEAN
     "You Know What It Is"
     T.I. vs T.I.P.
     Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records
     Director: Chris Robinson
     Producer: Joyce Washington
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
     "What You Know"
     KING (The Album), ATL (The Movie)
     Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records
     Director: Chris Robinson
     Producer: Melissa Larsen
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
 
 
     FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 
     AMY WINEHOUSE
     "Rehab"
     Back To Black
     Universal Republic
     Director: Phil Griffin
     Producer: Hywit Abate
     Production Company: Bikini Films
 
     "You Know I'm No Good"
     Back To Black
     Universal Republic
     Director: Phil Griffin
     Producer: Kate Phillips for Alchemy
     Production Company: Alchemy
 
     BEYONCE
     "Irreplaceable"
     B'Day
     Columbia Records
     Director: Anthony Mandler
     Producer: Kim Bradshaw
     Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures
 
     And SHAKIRA
     "Beautiful Liar"
     B'DAY Deluxe Edition & Video Anthology
     Columbia Records
     Director: Jake Nava
     Producer: Ben Cooper
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     FERGIE
     "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)"
     The Dutchess
     Wil.I.Am Music Group/A&M Records
     Director: Anthony Mandler
     Producer: Gina Leonard
     Production Company: Cyclops Productions
 
     "Glamorous"
     Featuring LUDACRIS
     The Dutchess
     Wil.I.Am Music Group/A&M Records
     Director: Dave Meyers
     Producer: Gina Leonard
     Production Company: @radical.media
 
     Featuring WIL.I.AM
     "Fergalicious"
     The Dutchess
     Wil.I.Am Music Group/A&M Records
     Director: Fatima Robinson
     Producer: Dawn Rose
     Production Company: Black Dog Films
 
     NELLY FURTADO
     "Maneater"
     Loose
     Mosley Music/Geffen Records
     Director: Anthony Mandler
     Producer: Ciarro Pardo, Grace Miguel, Lou Miguel
     Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures
 
     "Say It Right"
     Loose
     Mosley Music/Geffen Records
     Director: Rankin & Chris
     Producer: Nicole Acacio
     Production Company: North By North Six
 
     RIHANNA featuring JAY-Z
     "Umbrella"
     Good Girl Gone Bad
     Def Jam
     Director: Chris Applebaum
     Producer:  John Hardin
     Production Company: Reactor Films
 
 
 
     BEST NEW ARTIST
 
     AMY WINEHOUSE
     "Rehab"
     Back To Black
     Universal Republic
     Director: Phil Griffin
     Producer: Hywit Abate
     Production Company: Bikini Films
 
     "You Know I'm No Good"
     Back To Black
     Universal Republic
     Director: Phil Griffin
     Producer: Kate Phillips
     Production Company: Alchemy
 
     CARRIE UNDERWOOD
     "Before He Cheats"
     Some Hearts
     Arista Nashville
     Director: Roman White
     Producer: Randy Brewer
     Production Company: Rev-o-lution Pictures
 
     GYM CLASS HEROES
     "Clothes Off"
     As Cruel As School Children
     DecayDance/Fueled By Ramen
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jose Carlos Mangual
     Production Company: The Kompany
 
     "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America"
     As Cruel As School Children
     DecayDance/Fueled By Ramen
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jacqui Frisco
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     LILY ALLEN
     "Alfie"
     Alright, Still
     Capitol Records
     Director: Sarah Chatfield
     Producer: Fiona Wright
     Production Company: Colonel Blimp
 
     "Smile"
     Alright, Still
     Capitol Records
     Director: Sophie Muller
     Producer: Rob Small
     Production Company: Factory Films
 
     "LDN"
     Alright, Still
     Capitol Records
     Director: Nima Nourizadeh
     Producer: Grace Bodie
     Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
 
     PETER BJORN & JOHN
     "Young Folks"
     Writer's Block
     Almost Gold Recordings
     Director: Ted Malmros
     Producer: Ted Malmros
     Production Company: Oktan
 
 
 
     BEST GROUP
 
     FALL OUT BOY
     "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"
     Infinity On High
     Island Records
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jacqui Frisco
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     "THNKS FR TH MMRS"
     Infinity On High
     Island Records
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jacqui Frisco
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     GYM CLASS HEROES
     "Clothes Off"
     As Cruel As School Children
     DecayDance/Fueled By Ramen
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jose Carlos Mangual
     Production Company: The Kompany
 
     "Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America"
     As Cruel As School Children
     DecayDance/Fueled By Ramen
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jacqui Frisco
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     LINKIN PARK
     "What I've Done"
     Minutes To Midnight
     Warner Bros. Records
     Director: Joseph Hahn
     Producer: Bill Boyd
     Production Company: @radical.media
 
     MAROON 5
     "Makes Me Wonder"
     It Won't Be Soon Before Long
     A&M/Octone Records
     Director: John Hillcoat
     Producer: Shelli Jury
     Production Company: Oil Factory
 
     WHITE STRIPES
     "Icky Thump"
     Icky Thump
     Third Man Records/Warner Bros. Records
     Director: The Malloys & Jack White
     Producer: John Hopgood
     Production Company: Frames Per Second Productions, Inc.
 
 
 
     MOST EARTHSHATTERING COLLABORATION
 
     AKON featuring EMINEM
     "Smack That"
     Konvicted
     Universal Motown
     Director: Benny Boom
     Producer: David Duarte
     Production Company: F.M. Rocks
 
     BEYONCE & SHAKIRA
     "Beautiful Liar"
     B'DAY Deluxe Edition & Video Anthology
     Columbia Records
     Director: Jake Nava
     Producer: Ben Cooper
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     GWEN STEFANI featuring AKON
     "The Sweet Escape"
     The Sweet Escape
     Interscope Records
     Director: Joseph Kahn
     Producer: Maryann Tenado
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring TIMBALAND
     "Sexy Back"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Michael Haussman
     Producer: Nina Huang
     Production Company: H.S.I. Production
 
     U2 featuring GREEN DAY
     "The Saints Are Coming"
     U218 Singles
     Interscope Records
     Director: Chris Milk
     Producer: Barbara Benson
     Production Company: @radical.media
 
 
 
     QUADRUPLE THREAT OF THE YEAR
 
     BEYONCE (Columbia Records)
 
     BONO (Interscope)
 
     JAY-Z (Roc-A-Fella)
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (Jive Records/Zomba Label Group)
 
     KANYE WEST (Roc-A-Fella)
 
 
 
     MONSTER SINGLE OF THE YEAR
 
     AVRIL LAVIGNE
     "Girlfriend"
     The Best Damn Thing
     RCA
     Director: The Malloys
     Producer: John Winters
     Production Company: Black Dog Films
 
     DAUGHTRY
     "Home"
     Daughtry
     RCA
     Director: Danny Clinch
     Producer:  Lindha Narvaez
     Production Company: Three on the Tree Productions
 
     FALL OUT BOY
     "THNKS FR TH MMRS"
     Infinity On High
     Island Records
     Director: Alan Ferguson
     Producer: Jacqui Frisco
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     LIL' MAMA
     "Lip Gloss (No Music)"
     The Voice of the Young People
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Malcolm Jones
     Producer: Brian Quinlan
     Production Company: @radical.media
 
     MIMS
     "This Is Why I'm Hot"
     M.I.M.S. (Music Is My Savior)
     American King/UBO
     Director: Dale Resteghini
     Producer: Kim Resteghini
     Production Company: Raging Nation Films
 
     PLAIN WHITE T'S
     "Hey There, Delilah"
     All That We Need
     Fearless Records
     Director: Jay Martin
     Producer: Kwame Amoaku
     Production Company: 5 Guns No Cables
 
     RIHANNA featuring JAY-Z
     "Umbrella"
     Good Girl Gone Bad
     Def Jam
     Director: Chris Applebaum
     Producer:  John Hardin
     Production Company: Reactor Films
 
     SHOP BOYZ
     "Party Like A Rock Star"
     Rockstar Mentality
     ONDECK Records/Universal Republic
     Director: Marc Klasfeld
     Producer: Billy Parks
     Production Company: Rockhard Films
 
     TIMBALAND featuring KERI HILSON, D.O.E. & Sebastian
     "The Way I Are"
     Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
     Interscope Records/Mosley Music Group/Blackground Records
     Director: Shane Drake
     Producer: Hiywet Abate & Kate Phillips
     Production Company: Merge
 
     T-PAIN featuring YUNG JOC
     "Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin')"
     Epiphany
     Jive Records
     Director: Benny Boom
     Producer: Joyce Washington
     Production Company: Uncle Music
 
 
 
                            PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES
 
 
 
     BEST DIRECTOR
 
     BEYONCE & SHAKIRA
     "Beautiful Liar"
     B'DAY Deluxe Edition & Video Anthology
     Columbia Records
     Director: Jake Nava
     Producer: Ben Cooper
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
 
     CHRISTINA AGUILERA
     "Candyman"
     Back To Basics
     RCA
     Director: Mathew Rolston & Christina Aguilera
     Producer: Barbara Benson
     Production Company: @radical.media
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
     "What Goes Around ... Comes Around"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Samuel Bayer
     Producer: Veronica Zelle
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
 
     KANYE WEST
     "Stronger"
     Graduation
     Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Island Def Jam
     Director: Hype Williams
     Producer: Hype Williams
     Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
 
     LINKIN PARK
     "What I've Done"
     Minutes To Midnight
     Warner Bros. Records
     Director: Joseph Hahn
     Producer: Bill Boyd
     Production Company: @radical.media
 
     RIHANNA featuring JAY-Z
     "Umbrella"
     Good Girl Gone Bad
     Def Jam
     Director: Chris Applebaum
     Producer:  John Hardin
     Production Company: Reactor Films
 
 
 
     BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO
 
     BEYONCE & SHAKIRA
     "Beautiful Liar"
     B'DAY Deluxe Edition & Video Anthology
     Columbia Records
     Director: Jake Nava
     Producer: Ben Cooper
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
     Editor: Jarett Figl
 
     GNARLS BARKLEY
     "Smiley Faces"
     St. Elsewhere
     Downtown/Atlantic Records
     Director: Robert Hales
     Producer: Coleen Haynes
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions, Inc.
     Editor: Ken Mowe
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
     "What Goes Around ... Comes Around"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records
     Director: Samuel Bayer
     Producer: Veronica Zelle
     Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
     Editor: Hollee Singer
 
     KANYE WEST
     "Stronger"
     Graduation
     Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Island Def Jam
     Director: Hype Williams
     Producer: Hype Williams
     Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
     Editor: Peter Johnson & Corey Weisz
 
     LINKIN PARK
     "What I've Done"
     Minutes To Midnight
     Warner Bros. Records
     Director: Joseph Hahn
     Producer: Bill Boyd
     Production Company: @radical.media
     Editor: Igor Kovalik
 
 
 
     BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
 
     BEYONCE & SHAKIRA
     "Beautiful Liar"
     B'DAY Deluxe Edition & Video Anthology
     Columbia Records
     Director: Jake Nava
     Producer: Ben Cooper
     Production Company: Anonymous Content
     Choreographer: Frank Gatson
 
     CHRIS BROWN
     "Wall To Wall"
     Exclusive
     Jive Records/Zomba
     Director: Erik White
     Producer: Roger Urbina
     Production Company: Uncle Music
     Choreographer: Rich & Tone and Flii Styles
 
     CIARA
     "Like A Boy"
     Ciara: The Evolution
     Laface/Zomba Label Group
     Director: Ms. D
     Producer: Michael Angelos
     Production Company: DNA
     Choreographer: Jamaica Craft (lead choreographer)
 
     EVE
     "Tambourine"
     Here I Am
     Aftermath/Geffen/interscope/Full Surface
     Director: Melina
     Producer: John Winter
     Production Company: Black Dog Films
     Choreographer: Tanesha Scott
 
     JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring TIMBALAND
     "My Love"
     Future Sex/Love Sounds
     Jive Records
     Director: Michael Haussman
     Producer: Nina Huang
     Production Company: H.S.I. Production
     Choreographer: Marty Kuldeka
     The official sponsors of the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards" are Chevy,
 Herbal Essences, Neutrogena, Pepsi Smash, Sprint and Taco Bell.
     About MTV
     MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), is one of the
 world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
 platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 130 channels worldwide, owns and
 operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC
 TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV
 LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE
 DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of
 which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its
 audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than
 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless
 and interactive television services. The network also has licensing
 agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.
     About the Palms Casino Resort
     The Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas' hippest resorts,
 is an all-encompassing, one-stop resort destination. Owned by the Maloof
 family, the 703-room property boasts a diverse mix of bars and restaurants
 and a 95,000-square-foot casino. Amenities include the legendary Playboy
 Club - the first and only club of its kind to open in 25 years; The Pearl
 Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; Nove Italiano; Little Buddha; The Palms
 Pool & Bungalows; Palms Spa and AMP salon; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre
 Cineplex; Rain Night Club; ghostbar; Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company;
 and over 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Palms is home to the Real
 World: Las Vegas and Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, as well as E!'s
 Party at the Palms, hosted by Jenny McCarthy, and A&E's Inked. The resort
 features the hottest collection of Fantasy Suites including the Erotic
 Suite with its trademark Show Shower, the Real World Suite, as seen on MTV,
 and the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own
 basketball court. E!'s Girls Next Door, VH1, MTV and CSI feature the Palms
 on a regular basis and the Victoria's Secret Angels made the Palms a
 featured destination on their "Angels Across America" tour. The Palms
 Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on
 Flamingo Road. For room reservation information, call toll free at (866)
 PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit www.palms.com. For groups of 15 rooms
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