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MTV announces VMA nominations

Timberlake, Beyonce nab seven nods each

LAS VEGAS — Beyonce and Justin Timberlake each nab seven nominations as the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards announce their nominees and performers during a joint TRL telecast from New York and Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.

Other top honorees are Kayne West and Rihanna with five nods apiece, and Amy Winehouse with three.

The two-hour show will air for the first time from Sin City’s Palms Casino Resort on Sept. 9 at 9 p.m.(Live ET/tape delayed PT ). Eight categories will be awarded during this 24th annual show including five new categories:

  • Male Artist
  • Female Artist
  • Most earthshattering collaboration
  • Monster single of the year
  • Quadruple Threat award, given to the boundary busting artist who has conquered multiple worlds such as music, dance, fashion, acting, philanthropy.

Timbaland, Kayne West, Fall Out Boy, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, and Rihanna are all skedded to perform.

In a first for MTV, the 2007 VMA’s will air only once in its original form. Encore VMA presentations will be remixed versions across multiple platforms.

The nominees for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards are:

BEST GROUP
Fall Out Boy
Gym Class Heroes
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
The White Stripes

BEST NEW ARTIST
Lily Allen
Gym Class Heroes
Peter Bjorn & John
Carrie Underwood
Amy Winehouse

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé
Fergie
Nelly Furtado
Rihanna
Amy Winehouse

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Akon
Robin Thicke
T.I.
Justin Timberlake
Kayne West

MONSTER SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Daughtry – “Home”
Fall Out Boy – “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”
Avril Lavigne – “Girlfriend”
Lil Mama – “Lip Gloss”
Mims – “This Is Why I’m Hot”
Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z – “Umbrella”
Shop Boyz – “Party Like A Rock Star”
T-Pain f/ Yung Joc – “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson, D.O.E. & Sebastian – “The Way I Are”

MOST EARTH-SHATTERING COLLABORATION
Akon f/ Eminem – “Smack That”
Beyoncé f/ Shakira – “Beautiful Liar”
Gwen Stefani f/ Akon – “The Sweet Escape”
Justin Timberlake f/ Timbaland – “SexyBack”
U2 f/ Green Day – “The Saints Are Coming”

QUADRUPLE THREAT OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé
Bono
Jay-Z
Justin Timberlake
Kayne West

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “Irreplaceable”
Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z – “Umbrella”
Justin Timberlake – “What Goes Around…Comes Around”
Kanye West – “Stronger”
Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé f/ Shakira – “Beautiful Liar”
Chris Brown – “Wall To Wall”
Ciara – “Like A Boy”
Eve – “Tambourine”
Justin Timberlake – “My Love”

BEST DIRECTOR
Christina Aguilera – “Candyman”
Beyoncé f/ Shakira – “Beautiful Liar”
Kanye West – “Stronger”
Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z – “Umbrella”
Justin Timberlake – “What Goes Around…Comes Around”

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé f/ Shakira – “Beautiful Liar”
Gnarls Barkley – “Smiley Faces”
Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
Justin Timberlake – “What Goes Around…Comes Around”
Kanye West – “Stronger”

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