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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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Fall Out Boy’s Falie A Deux RIAA gold

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy

When history is being made, multi-platinum three-time MTV VMA-winning Island Records group Fall Out Boy – whose most recent album FOLIE à DEUX has been certified RIAA gold – will be there to make it. Eleven months to the week after rolling into Denver to headline the “Rock the Vote Ballot Bash” concert at the 2008 Democratic National Convention (setting the stage for the Obama presidency) – Fall Out Boy will now join their reunited pals in Blink-182 for their first tour in five years.

In another once-in-a-lifetime moment, on July 18th, 2009 Fall Out Boy was one of the first western artists ever to perform on live TV in China . The show, roughly translated as “The Next Generation” and similar in style to American Idol, has an audience of approximately 60 million households. Fall Out Boy performed “I Don’t Care” and sat in as guest judges for the evening. They followed that up by performing at the mammoth rock festivals in Korea ( Jisan Valley ) on July 24th, and in Japan (Fuji Rock) on July 26th before picking up the Blink-182 tour on its third date, July 30th in Calgary .

In support of FOLIE à DEUX (released December 2008), Fall Out Boy has spent most of this year on the Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour, many early shows featuring 50 Cent. FOLIE à DEUX has been shedding cuts as digital singles and airplay tracks since before its release, starting with the massive RIAA gold hit “I Don’t Care” back in September 2008. The song was named on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs Of 2008. Another single, “ America ’s Suitehearts,” was the focal point of an EP including the original version, plus a live acoustic version, a version remixed by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, along with the “ America ’s Suitehearts” video. By April 2009, the EP had become the #1 Alternative Album on iTunes, as well as the #4 Album overall. On May 22nd, Fall Out Boy performed the song live on the NBC Today Show outdoor concert series. The band’s hometown Soundstage live performance in Chicago , taped in June, will air on most PBS stations this week, July 23rd and 24th, please check local listings for time and channel.

MTV VMA Best Group of 2007, Fall Out Boy have built up a loyal following through relentless touring; performing more than 1,200 shows since their inception in 2000. The band’s 2007 RIAA double-platinum release Infinity On High debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and included five singles and radio tracks: “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race,” “The Carpal Tunnel Of Love,” “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” “The Take Over, The Breaks Over,” and “I’m Like a Lawyer With the Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You).” It was the follow-up to From Under The Cork Tree, their 3 million worldwide-selling Island debut of 2005, which spent 72 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spun off “Sugar, We’re Going Down” (MTV2 Award winner for 2005), “Dance, Dance” (MTV VMA Viewers Choice Award for 2006), and “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’.” In April 2008, Fall Out Boy’s RIAA platinum “****Live In Phoenix,” their first long-form CD+DVD two-disc package debuted at #1 on the Billboard Music Video Sales chart.

FALL OUT BOY N.A. TOUR WITH BLINK-182

July
30 Calgary , Alb. Saddledome [1st FOB date]
31 Edmonton , Alb. Rexall Place

Au.
01 Saskatoon , Sask. Credit Union Center
02 Winnipeg , Man. MTS Centre
04 Milwaukee , WI Marcus Amphitheater
06 Boston , MA Comcast Center
07 Quebec City , Que. Colisee Pepsi
08 Toronto, Canada . Molson Amphitheater
09 Wantagh , NY Jones Beach Amphitheater
12 Hershey, PA Star Pavillion
13 Cincinnati , OH Riverbend Music Center
14 Pittsburgh , PA Post Gazette Pavilion
15 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
16 Omaha , NE Westfair Amphitheater
18 Minneapolis , MN Xcel Energy Center
19 St. Louis MO Fall Out Boy Headline RED Benefit Show
20 Indianapolis , IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
21 Buffalo , NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
22 Clarkston , MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
28 Reading , England Reading Festival
30 Leeds , England Leeds Festival

Sept.
18 Irvine , CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
19 Tempe , AZ Tempe Beach Park
21 Albuquerque , NM Journal Pavilion
23 Dallas , TX Superpages.com Center
24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
26 W. Palm Beach , FL Cruzan Amphitheater
27 Tampa , FL Ford Amphitheater
29 Atlanta , GA Lakewood Amphitheater

Oct.
1 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
2 Virginia Beach , VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

July 29, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment