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Jay-Z to premiere new material on The Jay Leno Show in September

Jay-Z, Rihanna and West are confirmed to perform “Run This Town” on the series premiere of The Jay Leno Show on September 14.

The song features Pop/R&B singer Rihanna and rapper Kanye West, who also produced the song alongside No I.D. The track is taken from his new album “The Blueprint 3” in stores September 11.

The song was released to iTunes on August 11, 2009.

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August 12, 2009 Posted by | Movies | , , | Leave a comment

Jay-Z flying high in the charts with Run This Town

Jay-Z has released some awesome songs over the last few years and Run This Town is certainly one of the best. The single is moving up music charts all over the world, including the US Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100. It is also one of the most popular downloads on iTunes right now.

It was released as the lead single of his upcoming studio album The Blueprint 3. The song features pop singer Rihanna and rapper Kanye West. The song samples “Someday In Athens” by The 4 Levels Of Existence. The first official single was originally planned as “Off That” featuring Drake but has since been changed to “Run This Town” with Rihanna and Kanye West, as confirmed by Jay-Z in an interview with Tim Westwood, “We basically run this town. It’s myself, Rihanna and Kanye. It’s pretty much it”.

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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