Nominees Announced for the First 'Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor,' On Friday, Nov. 21, on UPN

    NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibe Magazine and UPN today announced the
 nominations for the VIBE AWARDS: BEATS, STYLE, FLAVOR, a two-hour special
 event dedicated to celebrating excellence, innovation, cutting-edge
 presentation and genre-expanding work in urban music, co-hosted by Grammy
 Award-winning artist, Academy Award(R)-nominated actress, author and
 entrepreneur Queen Latifah. The VIBE AWARDS will be held November 20 at the
 Santa Monica Civic Center and will be broadcast Friday, Nov. 21
 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.
     Nominations for VIBE AWARDS were determined by the Vibe editorial staff,
 headed by editorial director Emil Wilbekin. Winners in each category will be
 decided by votes from music journalists and entertainment executives.
     To be eligible for nomination, recorded material must have been released
 between October 2002 and September 2003.
 
      The nominees are:
 
      Artist of the Year
      50 Cent
      Beyonce
      Sean Paul
      Missy Elliot
      R. Kelly
 
      Tightest Team Players
      Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
      OutKast
      B2K
      N.E.R.D./The Neptunes
      The Roots
 
      Sexiest Video Vixen
      Pasha ("Ma, I Don't Love Her," by Clipse)
      Tae Herkard ("I Know What You Want," by Busta and Mariah)
      Ebony Jackson ("Right Thrurr," by Chingy)
      Ambrosia Williams ("How You Want That," by Loon)
      Jeanette Chavis ("Excuse Me Miss," by Jay-Z)
 
      Most Influential Region
      Atlanta
      St. Louis
      New York
      Los Angeles
      Detroit
 
      Reelest Video
      "Beautiful," by Snoop Dogg, featuring Pharrell
      "Crazy in Love," by Beyonce, featuring Jay-Z
      "Work It," by Missy Elliot
      "Hey Ya!," by OutKast
      "Get Busy," by Sean Paul
 
      Most Stylish
      Beyonce
      P. Diddy
      Pharrell
      Mary J. Blige
      Jay-Z
 
      Dopest Album
      Get Rich or Die Tryin', by 50 Cent
      Chocolate Factory, by R. Kelly
      Dutty Rock, by Sean Paul
      God's Son, by Nas
      Justified, by Justin Timberlake
 
      Hottest Hook
      "In Da Club," by 50 Cent
      "Right Thurr," by Chingy
      "Beautiful," by Snoop Dogg, featuring Pharrell
      "Never Scared," by Bone Crusher
      "Get Low," by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
 
      Enterprising Entrepreneur
      P. Diddy
      Damon Dash
      Russell Simmons
      J. Lo
      Dr. Dre
 
      Coolest Collabo
      "Crazy in Love," by Beyonce, featuring Jay-Z
      "Beautiful," by Snoop Dogg, featuring Pharrell
      "I Know What You Want," by Busta Rhymes, featuring Mariah Carey
      "Like a Pimp," by David Banner, featuring Lil' Flip
      "Magic Stick," by Lil' Kim, featuring 50 Cent
 
      Next*
      Chingy
      Joe Budden
      Bone Crusher
      David Banner
      Freeway
 
      * Fans can log onto www.vibe.com to vote for their favorite new artist
        and winner of the Next Award.
 
     The show will feature contemporary musical performances and special
 celebrity appearances.  Awards presenters and special performances will be
 announced shortly.
 
     VIBE AWARDS: BEATS, STYLE, FLAVOR is a production of Vibe Magazine, Flavor
 Unit Television and White Cherry Entertainment. Kenard Gibbs, Joshua Katz,
 Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere are executive producers.  Deidra N. Tate,
 Ricky Kirschner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry are producers.  Emil Wilbekin
 is creative executive producer.  The special will be directed by recent Emmy
 Award winner Glenn Weiss.
 
     RATING:  TBA
 
 

SOURCE Vibe Magazine; UPN

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