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Lady Gaga and Beyonce lead MTV Video Award nominations

MTV today announced the nominees for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga each earning nine nominations.

Russell Brand will host, with Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford as confirmed presenters. Currently set to perform are Green Day, Pink, Taylor Swift and Muse with more to be announced at a later date. The awards will air on Monday September 14 at 9pm.

2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ARE:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Kanye West
Title: “Love Lockdown”
Album: 808’s and Heartbreak
Director: Simon Henwood
Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Hagai Shaham

Britney Spears
Title: “Womanizer”
Album: Circus
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Jive/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

BEST NEW ARTIST

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Drake
Title: “Best I Ever Had”
Album: So Far Gone Mixtape
Director: Kanye West
Label: Young Money/ Universal Republic
Production Company: GhostTown Media
Producer: Justin Benoliel

3OH!3
Title: “Don’t Trust Me”
Album: Want
Director: Steve Jocz
Label: Photo Finish Records
Production Company: Dignity & Shame
Producer: Travis Kopach

Kid Cudi
Title: “Day N’Nite”
Album: Man On The Moon
Director: SoMe
Label: G.O.O.D Music/Fool’s Gold
Production Company: Snoop Talk
Producer: Stuart Leed

Asher Roth
Title: “I Love College”
Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Director: Jay Lia/Scooter Braun
Label: SRC/Universal Motown/Schoolboy
Production Company: Soundis Azaiz
Producer: Jonathan Lia Pruductions

BEST MALE VIDEO

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Kanye West
Title: “Love Lockdown”
Album: 808’s and Heartbreak
Director: Simon Henwood
Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Hagai Shaham

Jay-Z

Title: “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: Les Enfants Terribles
Producer: Ciarro Pardo

T.I. featuring Rihanna
Title: “Live Your Life”
Album: Paper Trail
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Atlantic Reords
Production Company: Les Enfants Terribles
Producer: Gina Leonard

Ne-Yo
Title: “Miss Independent””
Album: The Year of the Gentleman
Director: Chris Robinson
Label: Def Jam
Production Company: Robot Films
Producer: Megan Gutman

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Katy Perry
Title: “Hot n Cold”
Album: One of The Boys
Director: Alan Ferguson
Label: Capitol Records
Production Company: Frank The Plumber/Anonymous Content
Producer: Melissa Larsen

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter

Kelly Clarkson
Title: “My Life Would Suck Without You”
Album: All I Ever Wanted
Director: Wayne Isham
Label: RCA
Production Company: Razor Factory
Producer: Craig Fanning

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Taylor Swift
Title: “You Belong With Me”
Album: Fearless
Director: Roman White
Label: Big Machine Records
Production Company: Revolution Pictures
Producer: Randy Brewer

P!nk
Title: “So What”
Album: Funhouse
Director: Dave Meyers
Label: LaFace Records
Production Company: Radical Media
Producer: Derek Roberto

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Kanye West
Title: Love Lockdown
Album: “808’s and Heartbreak”
Director: Simon Henwood
Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Hagai Shaham
 
Jay-Z
Title: “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”
Album: The Blueprint 3
Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Roc Nation
Production Company: Les Enfants Terribles
Producer: Ciarro Pardo

Asher Roth
Title: “I Love College”
Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Director: Jay Lia/Scooter Braun
Label: SRC/Universal Motown/Schoolboy
Production Company: Soundis Azaiz
Producer: Jonathan Lia Pruductions

Flo Rida
Title: “Right Round”
Album: R.O.O.T.S.
Director: Malcolm Jones
Label: Atlantic Records/Poe Boy Ent.
Production Company: Jason Valens
Producer: Cafe 451
 
BEST POP VIDEO

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter

Lady Gaga
Title: “Poker Face”
Album: The Fame
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Interscope
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Jil Hardin

Britney Spears
Title: “Womanizer”
Album: Circus
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Jive/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
Title: “Good Girls Go Bad”
Album: Hot Mess
Director: Kai Regan
Label: Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance
Production Company: East Pleasant Pictures
Producer: Xander Strohm

Wisin y Yandel
Title: “Abusadora”
Album: La Revolucion
Director: Jessy Terrero
Label: Machete Music
Production Company: Terrero Films
Producer: Josh Goldstein

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams

Kings of Leon
Title: “Use Somebody”
Album: Only By the Night
Director: Sophie Muller
Label: RCA
Production Company: Oil Factory
Producer: Grant Jue

Green Day
Title: “21 Guns”
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos

Fall Out Boy
Title: “I Don’t Care”
Album: Folie A Deux
Director: Alan Ferguson Hemingway
Label: Island
Production Company: Frank The Plumber
Producer: Melissa Larsen
 
Paramore
Title: “Decode”
Album: Twilight, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Director: Shane Drake
Label: Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen/Chop Shop
Production Company: Red Van Pictures
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Choreographer: Jaquel Knight & Frank Gatson Jr.

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Choreographer: Andre Fuentes

Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake
Title: “Love Sex Magic”
Album: Fantasy Ride
Director: Diane Martel
Label: LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Jil Hardin
Choreographer: Jamaica Craft & “Marty” James Martin Kudelka

AR Rahman & Pussy Cat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger
Title: “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)”
Album: Doll Domination 2.0
Director: Thomas Kloss
Label: Interscope
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos
Choreographer: Robin Antin & Mikey Minden

Kristina DeBarge
Title: “Goodbye”
Album: Exposed
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Island/Def Jam
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Nicole Acacio
Choreographer: Jamaica Craft

BEST DIRECTION

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
 
Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson

Green Day
Title: “21 Guns”
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos

Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
Title: “Good Girls Go Bad”
Album: Hot Mess
Director: Kai Regan
Label: Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance
Production Company: East Pleasant Pictures
Producer: Xander Strohm

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller

BEST EDITING

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Miley Cyrus
Title: “7 Things”
Album: Breakout
Director: Brett Ratner
Label: Hollywood Records
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Skot Bradford
Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Editor: Hype Williams

Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson
Editor: Danny Tull & Jonas Akerlund

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Special Effects: VFX Effects/Louis Mackall V

Gnarls Barkley
Title: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Radical Media Inc
Producer: Anne Johnson
Special Effects: Gradient Effects/Image-Metrics

Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson
Special Effects: Chimney Pot

Eminem
Title: “We Made You”
Album: Relapse
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo
Special Effects: Ingenuity Engine

Kanye West ft Mr. Hudson
Title: “Paranoid”
Album: 808’s and Heartbreak
Director: NABIL
Label: hiphopsince/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: Partizan
Producer: Justin Benoliel and Kathleen Heffernan
Special Effects: Wizardflex

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Cinematographer: Jim Fealy

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Cinematographer: John Perez
 
Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Features
Producer: Steven Johnson
Cinematographer: Eric Broms

Green Day
Title: “21 Guns”
Album: 21st Century Breakdown
Director: Marc Webb
Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Michael Angelos
Cinematographer: Jonathan Sela

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Cinematographer: Thomas Klos

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyonce
Title: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
Album: I AM…SASHA FIERCE
Director: Jake Nava
Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Producer: John Winter
Art Director: Niamh Byrne

Britney Spears
Title: “Circus”
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Art Director: Laura Fox & Charles Varga

Lady Gaga
Title: “Paparazzi”
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Features
Producer: Steven Johnson
Art Director: Jason Hamilton

Gnarls Barkley
Title: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Radical Media Inc
Producer: Anne Johnson
Art Director: Zach Matthews

Coldplay
Title: “Viva La Vida”
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Art Director: Gregory De Maria

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

Death Cab For Cutie
Title: “Grapevine Fires”
Album: Narrow Stairs
Director: Walter Robot
Label: Atlantic
Production Company: Merge <P> Crossroads
Producer: Walter Robot

Gnarls Barkley
Title: “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul”
Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Radical Media
Producer: Anne Johnson

Cold War Kids
Title: “I’ve Seen Enough”
Album: Loyalty to Loyalty
Director: Vern Moan
Label: Downtown Records
Production Company: Vern Moon
Producer: Vern Moon

Anjulie
Title: “Boom”
Album: Anjulie
Director: Adria Petty
Label: Concord
Production Company: Harves
Producer: Scott Howard

Chairlift
Title: “Evident Utensil”
Album: Does You Inspire You
Director: Ray Tintori
Label: Columbia/Kanine Records
Production Company: Court 13 Omnimedia
Producer: Bob Weisz

Bat For Lashes
Title: “Daniel”
Album: Two Suns
Director: Johan Renck
Label: Astralwerks
Production Company: RAF/RSA Film
Producer: Eva Templeman

Major Lazer
Title: “Hold The Line”
Album: Guns Don’t Kill People Lazers Do
Director: Ferry Gouw
Label: Downtown Records
Production Company: Ferry Gouw
Producer: Ferry Gouw

Passion Pit
Title: “The Reeling”
Album: Manners
Director: Humble
Label: Columbia/Frenchkiss Records
Production Company: Humble
Producer: Kim Koby

Matt & Kim
Title: “Lessons Learned”
Album: Grand
Director: Taylor Cohen & Otto Arsenault
Label: Fader
Production Company: FVNMO
Producer: Taylor Cohen, Otto Arsenault

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Title: “Heads Will Roll”
Album: It’s Blitz!
Director: Richard Ayoade
Label: D G C/Interscope
Production Company: Warp Films
Producer: Jon Adams

BEST VIDEO (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A MOONMAN)

U2
Title: “Where The Streets Have No Name”
Album: Joshua Tree
Director: Miert Avis
Label: Island

Dr Dre
Title: “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
Album: The Chronic
Director: Andre Young (Dr. Dre)
Label: Interscope/The Atlantic Group

Beastie Boys
Title: “Sabotage”
Album: III Communication
Director: Spike Jonze
Label: Grand Royal/Capitol Records

Bjork
Title: “Human Behavior”
Album: Debut
Director: Michel Gondry
Label: Elektra Entertainment

Radiohead
Title: “Karma Police”
Album: OK Computer
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Label: Capitol Records

George Michael
Title: “Freedom”
Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Director: David Fincher
Label: Columbia Records

Foo Fighters
Title: “Everlong”
Album: The Colour And The Shape
Director: Michel Gondry
Label: Capitol Records/Roswell

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Into The Great Wide Open
Album: Into The Great Wide Open
Director: Jeff Stein
Label: MCA Records

OK Go
Title: “Here It Goes Again”
Album: Oh No
Director: OK GO & Trish Sie
Label: Capitol Records

David Lee Roth
Title: “California Girls”
Album: Crazy From The Heat
Director: Pete Angelus and David Lee Roth
Label: Warner Bros. Records

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August 5, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coldplay Strawberry Swing Video available on iTunes and more

If you like the new Strawberry Swing video so much that you’d like to own it, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s now available in iTunes stores around the world. Click here to download it from your local store.

In other Coldplay news, here are some nice pictures of the band’s B-stage set at this weekend’s All Points West festival in New York, taken by an off-duty photographer who happened to be watching the show from close by.

Also the Hype Williams’ video for Viva La Vida has been nominated for four awards at this year’s MTV VMAs. It’s up for:

– Best Rock Video
– Best Art Direction
– Best Cinematography
– Best Editing

You can vote for the video in the first of those categories by clicking here. (Thanks very much.)

The winners will be announced at the ceremony in New York on September 13th.

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Kitty, Daisy, Lewis confirmed for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are very excited to make their US TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon  on August 12th, just one day after the digital release of their self-titled album. Set for an August 25th retail release via DH Records / Mercer Street Records, this international critically acclaimed debut has been catching the attention of many including Chris Martin of Coldplay who requested the trio’s company on the band’s North American summer tour. In addition to praise by Filter Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Paste, USA Today, Extra! TV and others, fans around the world are championing this multi-instrumental family band as their MySpace page quickly approaches 1 million visitors.

“Kitty, Daisy & Lewis” was cut in the siblings’ custom built studio using original 40s and 50s recording equipment, completely digital-free, and swings with the passion, intensity and sheer exuberant joie de vivre that has made their live performances one of the most talked about shows within the UK and European gig and festival circuit.

Below is a link to a great documentary on Kitty, Daisy & Lewis called “Real Britain” that aired on the BBC – http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=59932751
www.myspace.com/kittydaisyandlewis

August 3, 2009 Posted by | Music, Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Coldplay ‘Strawberry Swing’ iPhone app launched

Coldplay

Coldplay

Good morning. Following Babelgum‘s exclusive premiere of the Strawberry Swing video, they have now launched a free application for the iPhone/iPod Touch which includes the Strawberry Swing video along with the Coldplay video catalogue, a Coldplay news feed and a game based on the video. It’s available to download from the iTunes store now. Click here to get it

 

Don’t forget that you can also still get the super-addictive Coldplay Tap Tap Revenge iPhone game – click here for that.

August 2, 2009 Posted by | Music | | 2 Comments

Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing video on UK’s Channel 4

Coldplay

Coldplay

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 29th July), Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing video will make its UK TV debut on the 4 Music digital channel at 7pm.

It will then be shown on Channel 4 a few hours later, at 12.05am.

July 28, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Watch Coldplay’s video for Strawberry Swing

The groundbreaking short film was directed by visual artists Shynola. It will also be shown at Odeon cinemas across the UK from July 22nd, where it will be programmed in front of both Bruno and The Proposal.

Strawberry Swing will be released globally as a digital download on September 14th, with the video commercially available from August 3rd.

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Music, Videos | | Leave a comment

Coldplay to feature on the South Bank Show

Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay are to be the subject of an episode of the South Bank Show, the highly-respected arts TV programme.

The Coldplay show will be broadcast on ITV1 in the UK at 10.15pm on September 20th 2009.

The show accompanied Coldplay for six months, taking in their wins at this year’s Grammy Awards, touring Japan, the Brit Awards and the War Child concert in London; and spending quality time with them whilst they work on their next album in the Bakery, with Brian Eno.

It also features host Melvyn Bragg in discussion with the band.

This is one of nine shows which will mark the final series of The South Bank Show, 31 years after it began.

July 19, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Coldplay sell over two million digital albums

 

Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay has become the first artist to sell a million digital albums in the U.S, and over two million digital sales worldwide.

According to Nielsen Soundscan data, Coldplay has sold 1.358 million digital records in the States.

Coldplay’s next video, for the single “Strawberry Swing,” will debut online on Monday, July 20. 

The clip that is directed by visual artists Shynola, portrays Chris Martin “as an animated superhero in a chalk-drawn world.”

 

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment