[08/04/08 - 03:26 PM]
Kanye West, Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Mary J. Blige, Flo Rida, Danity Kane, Panic at the Disco, Lil Wayne, Tokio Hotel and Lupe Fiasco Walk Away with "2008 Video Music Awards" Nominations for "Best Pop Video" and "Best Hip Hop Video"
In addition, "the always charming southern rapper and critical darling Lil Wayne has just been confirmed to perform at this year's VMAs."

[via press release from MTV]


Lil Wayne Set To Hit The Stage For 2008 VMAs Performance

New York, NY (August 4, 2008) �� And the nominations continue� Last week on FNMTV viewers found out the nominees for "Best Male Video" and "Best Female Video." This week, artists nominated for "Best Pop Video" and "Best Hip Hop" were revealed and there were some recognizable names like Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears as well as a few "soon to be household names" like Flo Rida, Tokio Hotel and Danity Kane. In Addition, the always charming southern rapper and critical darling Lil Wayne has just been confirmed to perform at this year's VMAs. As previously announced, MTV's 25th annual Video Music Awards will be hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand and will air live and only one time in its original incarnation, on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT). Pop phenomenon the Jonas Brothers have already been confirmed to perform. Presenters and additional performers for the 2008 Video Music Awards will be announced at a later date.

Artists nominated for "Best Pop Video" include Britney Spears for her video "Piece of Me," which is already up for "Best Female Video," Panic at the Disco, Tokio Hotel, Danity Kane and Teen Pop sensation, who are sure to knock the VMAs audience off their feet with their upcoming performance, the Jonas Brothers. Nominees vying for a "Best Hip Hop" MoonMan are Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco and the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul" Mary J. Blige. Beginning on Friday, July 18th, MTV viewers began voting on FNMTV to help choose nominees for the 2008 Video Music Awards. Each Friday night at 8pm ET/PT on "FNMTV," two new categories will be announced and opened for viewers to vote for their favorite artists and videos at vma.mtv.com or from their Verizon Wireless mobile phone by texting the name of the artist to 23882. Categories currently open for viewers voting are "Best New Artist" Video and "Best Dancing in a Video."



Jonas Brothers � "Burnin Up" Jonas Brothers "Burnin Up" A Little Bit Longer Hollywood Records Director: Brendan Malloy/Tim Wheeler

Britney Spears � "Piece of Me" Britney Spears "Piece of Me" Blackout Jive/Zomba Label Group Director: Wayne Isham

Tokio Hotel � "Ready Set Go" Tokio Hotel "Ready, Set, Go!" Scream Cherrytree/Interscope Records Director: Warwick/Haering

Danity Kane � "Damaged Danity Kane "Damaged" Welcome To The Dollhouse Bad Boy Records Director: Syndrome

Panic At the Disco � "Nine In the Afternoon" Panic At The Disco "Nine In The Afternoon" Pretty. Odd. DecayDance/Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane Drake


Lil Wayne � "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static "Lollipop" Tha Carter III Cash Money Records/Universal Motown Director: Gil Green/D. Carter

Lupe Fiasco � "Superstar" Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos "Superstar" Lupe Fiasco's "The Cool" 1st & 15th/Atlantic Records Director: Hype Williams

Flo Rida � "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain "Low" Step Up 2 The Streets Original Soundtrack/ Mail On Sunday Poe Boy Ent./Atlantic Records Director: Bernard Gourley

Kanye West � "Homecoming" Kanye West featuring Chris Martin "Homecoming" Graduation Roc-A-Fella/Hip Hop Since 1978 Director: Hype Williams

Mary J. Blige � "Just Fine" Mary J. Blige "Just Fine" Growing Pains Geffen Records Director: Chris Applebaum

Official sponsors of "2008 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" are GM, Pepsi, TAG Body Spray, Taco Bell, Rhapsody and Verizon Wireless.

This year, one lucky viewer will get the chance of a lifetime trip by joining "Do Good. Go to the VMAs." Think.MTV.com, MTV's online community for youth activism, is hooking up one young activist and shipping them off to Los Angeles to attend the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards alongside the biggest stars in the industry. From July 24th through August 22nd, all Think.MTV.com members who join the "Do Good. Go to the VMAs" group, at http://think.mtv.com/Groups/DoGoodGoToTheVMAs/, can enter to win two tickets to the VMAS on September 7, 2008 along with travel and hotel accommodations when MTV takes over Los Angeles for this year's show.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer, for the "2008 MTV Video Music Awards." Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Chris Choun/Ish Entertainment is Co-Executive Producer. Jane Mun is Producer. Amy Doyle, Joanna Bomberg and Robin Katz are Music Talent Executives. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive. Garrett English is Executive in Charge of Production.

Telescope is the Official Business Advisor of the "2008 MTV Video Music Awards" Nominee Voting period.

About Telescope Inc.

Telescope is a participation media and mobile marketing pioneer. The company provides mobile, phone, and internet interactivity services. This includes mass-scale participation television with the world's largest phone voting solution; and mobile marketing and content programs, such as user-generated content, social networking; and CRM for media and advertiser clients. Telescope is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in New York and London. Visit us at http://www.telescope.tv.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries�giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space � delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

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