MTV VMA Nominations Announced

MTV VMA Nominations Announced

The nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards are in. Beyaki and Justin Timberlake lead the seven nominations. Kanye West and Rihanna have earned five nominations each while Amy Crackhouse has been honored with three.

The two hour show will be held at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Only eight categories will be announced during the two-hour show including four-all new ones: Male/Female Artist of the Year; Most Earthshattering Collaboration; Monster Single of the Year and Quadruple Threat Award.

MTV, you’re doing too much. Check out the full list of nominations under the cut.

Video of the Year
» Amy Winehouse: “Rehab”
» Beyoncé: “Irreplaceable”
» Justice: “D.A.N.C.E.”
» Justin Timberlake: “What Goes Around … “
» Kanye West: “Stronger”
» Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): “Umbrella”

Male Artist of the Year
» Akon: “Don’t Matter,” “I Wanna Love You” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “Smack That” (featuring Eminem)
» Kanye West: “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Stronger,” “Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been” — DJ Premier remix, featuring Nas, KRS-One and Rakim)
» Justin Timberlake: “Let Me Talk To You/ My Love,” “SexyBack” (featuring Timbaland), “What Goes Around … “
» T.I.: “Big Things Poppin’ (Do It),” “You Know What It Is” (featuring Wyclef Jean), “What You Know”
» Robin Thicke: “Can U Believe,” “Lost Without U,” “Wanna Love You Girl” (remix, featuring Busta Rhymes and Pharrell)

Female Artist of the Year
» Amy Winehouse: “Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good”
» Beyoncé: “Irreplaceable,” “Beautiful Liar” (featuring Shakira)
» Fergie: “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal),” “Glamorous” (featuring Ludacris), “Fergalicious” (featuring Will.I.Am)
» Nelly Furtado: “Maneater,” “Say It Right”
» Rihanna: “Umbrella” (featuring Jay-Z)

Best New Artist
» Amy Winehouse: “Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good”
» Carrie Underwood: “Before He Cheats”
» Gym Class Heroes: “Clothes Off,” “Cupid’s Chokehold/ Breakfast in America”
» Lily Allen: “Alfie,” “Smile,” “LDN”
» Peter Bjorn and John: “Young Folks”

Best Group
» Fall Out Boy: “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”
» Gym Class Heroes: “Clothes Off,” “Cupid’s Chokehold/ Breakfast in America”
» Linkin Park: “What I’ve Done”
» Maroon 5: “Makes Me Wonder”
» White Stripes: “Icky Thump”

Most Earthshattering Collaboration
» Akon (featuring Eminem): “Smack That”
» Beyoncé and Shakira: “Beautiful Liar”
» Justin Timberlake (featuring Timbaland): “SexyBack”
» Gwen Stefani (featuring Akon): “The Sweet Escape”
» U2 (featuring Green Day): “The Saints Are Coming”

Quadruple Threat of the Year
» Beyoncé
» Bono
» Jay-Z
» Justin Timberlake
» Kanye West

Monster Single of the Year
» Avril Lavigne: “Girlfriend”
» Daughtry: “Home”
» Fall Out Boy: “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”
» Lil Mama: “Lip Gloss (No Music)”
» T-Pain (featuring Yung Joc): “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
» Timbaland (featuring Keri Hilson, D.O.E. and Sebastian): “The Way I Are”
» MIMS: “This Is Why I’m Hot”
» Plain White T’s: “Hey There, Delilah”
» Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): “Umbrella”
» Shop Boyz: “Party Like A Rock Star”

Best Director
» Beyoncé and Shakira: “Beautiful Liar” (director: Jake Nava)
» Christina Aguilera: “Candyman” (directors: Matthew Rolston and Christina Aguilera)
» Justin Timberlake: “What Goes Around …” (director: Samuel Bayer)
» Kanye West: “Stronger” (director: Hype Williams)
» Linkin Park: “What I’ve Done” (director: Joseph Hahn)
» Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): “Umbrella” (director: Chris Applebaum)

Best Editing in a Video
» Beyoncé and Shakira: “Beautiful Liar” (editor: Jarett Figl)
» Gnarls Barkley: “Smiley Faces” (editor: Ken Mowe)
» Justin Timberlake: “What Goes Around …” (editor: Hollee Singer)
» Kanye West: “Stronger” (editors: Peter Johnson and Corey Weisz)
» Linkin Park: “What I’ve Done” (editor: Igor Kovalik)

Best Choreography in a Video
» Beyoncé and Shakira: “Beautiful Liar” (choreographer: Frank Gatson)
» Chris Brown: “Wall To Wall” (choreographers: Rich & Tone and Flii Styles)
» Ciara: “Like A Boy” (choreographer: Jamaica Craft)
» Eve: “Tambourine” (choreographer: Tahesha Scott)
» Justin Timberlake (featuring Timbaland): “SexyBack” (choreographer: Marty Kuldeka)

Scream On Em

Scream On Em

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promoting the tour at 106 & Park

Screamfest ’07 is the sixth installment of the Scream Tour concert series and this year features T.I. and the series’ first female headliner, Ciara. Lloyd, Yung Joc, and T-Pain was also scheduled to appear as well as additional acts. The tour kicks off in New Orleans on August 3 and will hit more than 20 cities before wrapping up in Los Angeles on September 2. For more information and tour dates visit screamstar.com

Expect someone to throw a bottle at T.I. and his subsequent bitch session at every show. Gotta keep up with tradition, ya dig?

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NYC PRESS CONFERENCE

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T-Pain – "Bartender" Feat. Akon

T-Pain – “Bartender” Feat. Akon



First “Buy U A Drank” and now “Bartender.” Faheem enjoys getting toasted, no? The video is your usual club scene type of joint but I did enjoy T-Pain’s akward dancing. You cannot tell that boy that he isn’t light on his feet.

REQUIRED READING: In Defense of T-Pain (Broke Thoughts)

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T-Pain was thisclose to working at McDonald’s. [Concrete Loop]

Serena hangs out with her man at the beach. [Bossip]

The Bryants find Nemo [Juicy News]

LaMichael, please remove Chudney from the computer. [D-Listed]

Missed something? Check out the Weekend recap. [Young, Black, and Fabulous]

Pussycats gotta eat too. [Urban Hoopla]

I’m glad I’m not the only one who notices. [VH-1 Blog]

This is the remix. [The Fury]

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Another Day, Another Star Studded Event

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Go straight to jail, do not pass go, do not collect money; T-Pain; Mims – the fact that he is holding up one finger is totally appropriate

Being that he is the new Nate Dogg and all one would think that the guest list at T-Pain’s album release party would read like a who’s who of hotness. Instead it was more like who ain’t. Donkey didn’t even bother to show up so you already know how this fairy tale ends.

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The Shop Boyz (thank God for their shirts)

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The guy who played Brooklyn on “ATL’; Yung Cock; Consequence


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Quick Rant: Fellas, if you are going to walk around wearing revolutionary icons on your chest please have some knowledge about the person. This past Memorial Day weekend at a cookout I ran into one of my homies from high school who was rocking a similar shirt as the rapper (Riz, is it?) pictured above.

I pointed at his tee and asked “Do you know who this is?” to which he replied “Nah, but Jay-Z had the same joint on when he did his MTV Unplugged thang. I’m tryna be like Hov!”

I promise you that comment fucked up the remainder of my day.

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Throwback Fred G. Sanford & Grady Wilson

Hogan knows best [Juicy News]

CL chats with Rihanna [Concrete Loop]

Diddy’s crazy after-party [Straight Outta NYC]

Trina hangs out in Miami [Cake & Ice Cream]

The always quotable T-Pain strikes again [VH-1 Blog]

Trouble in crackadise already? [D-Listed]

Jayceon, grow up [Bossip]

Bryan Boy struts his stuff [Bryan Boy]

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