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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The show will broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show was moved to January to avoid competing against the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

JAY Z LEADS NOMINATIONS WITH NINE;
KENDRICK LAMAR, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS,
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS EACH EARN SEVEN;
DRAKE AND BOB LUDWIG EACH GARNER FIVE

Performances for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY NOMINEE DAFT PUNK
IN AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE
ON THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

       NOMINEE KENDRICK LAMAR JOINED BY

NOMINEES IMAGINE DRAGONS

 NOMINEES P!NK AND NATE RUESS
SET TO PERFORM TOGETHER FOR
THE FIRST TIME ON NETWORK TELEVISION

 SPECIAL “GRAMMY MOMENT”
FEATURING MERLE HAGGARD,

 KRIS KRISTOFFERSON,
WILLIE NELSON AND BLAKE SHELTON

GRAMMY® NOMINEES LORDE
AND KATY PERRY TO PERFORM
ON THE 56TH ANNUAL
GRAMMY AWARDS®
 

METALLICA AND LANG LANG
TOGETHER

IN A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

NILE RODGERS,

NOMINEE PHARRELL WILLIAMS,
AND STEVIE WONDER TO JOIN DAFT PUNK

AND NOMINEE ROBIN THICKE
AND CHICAGO TO PERFORM TOGETHER

GRAMMY® NOMINEES JOHN LEGEND,
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS,
KACEY MUSGRAVES, TAYLOR SWIFT,
AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM
ON THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

NOMINEE PAUL MCCARTNEY

AND RINGO STARR

EACH WILL PERFORM

NOMINEE SARA BAREILLES
AND 2014 MUSICARES
® PERSON OF THE YEAR
CAROLE KING TOGETHER IN
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, BOYZ II MEN AND CIARA

TO PERFORM AT 2014 GRAMMY CELEBRATION®

MADONNA SET TO PERFORM 

THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

NOMINEES BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
AND MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET

IN A SPECIAL IN MEMORIAM
TRIBUTE TO PHIL EVERLY

TROMBONE SHORTY &
ORLEANS AVENUE, AND JUICY J
ALSO ADDED TO THE LINEUP
FOR MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT

 

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 Jay Z tops the nominations with nine; Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams each garner seven nods; Drake and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig are up for five awards.

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GENERAL FIELD
Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
 
Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring
Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

POP FIELD
Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

DANCE FIELD
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

ROCK FIELD
Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Best Rock Album:
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

ALTERNATIVE FIELD
Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

R&B FIELD
Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You — Fantasia
One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi
Unapologetic — Rihanna
New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette Michele
Three Kings — TGT

RAP FIELD
Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” —  Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West

COUNTRY FIELD
Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

JAZZ FIELD
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD
Best Gospel Album:
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

LATIN FIELD
Best Tropical Latin Album:
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD
Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

COMEDY FIELD
Best Comedy Album:
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin
I’m Here To Help — Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional — Ron White
Live — Tig Notaro
That’s What I’m Talkin’ About — Bob Saget

This year’s Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nominations go to Rob Cavallo, Dr. Luke, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jeff Tweedy, and Pharrell Williams.

This year’s GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 22,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 11 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 8, 2014, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 56th GRAMMY telecast.

For more information about The Academy, please visit: www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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YouTube Music Awards 2013Want to be part of the YTMAs on November 3rd?

You could announce YouTube’s Artist of the Year award. Make a crazy video of yourself saying a single word, and submit it on: http://putmeintheytmas.com If your video is chosen, it’ll appear in front of millions of people this Sunday.

Watch the awards show Sunday, Nov. 3rd, at 3 p.m. PST/ 6 p.m EST to see if your video made the cut, and rock out to live performances from Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Avicii, M.I.A, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Walk Off the Earth and more. And don’t forget: there’s still time to vote for your favorite artists at YouTube.com/musicawards

Google’s video sharing service announced the 90 minute awards show. YouTube users will drive the nominations, and users will vote for the winners. YouTube will showcase hours of prerecorded performances taped across the world.

YouTube has announced the artists and videos for its first annual Youtube Music Awards, with the voting process starting today. Based on views and ‘fan engagement’, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Girls Generation and PSY (still). At the same time, the users and less mainstream artists that make YouTube what it is are also represented in categories like “Response of the Year” and “Innovation of the Year.” place your vote at the source link and expect to hear who the winners are at YouTube’s live event in New York on November 3rd.

Video of the Year: Honoring the world’s most loved music videos, these nominees represent the videos with the most fan engagement on YouTube over the last year.

Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
Epic Rap Battles of History – Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy
Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Beauty And A Beat
Lady Gaga – Applause
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – Same Love
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
One Direction – Best Song Ever
PSY – Gentleman
Selena Gomez – Come & Get It

Artist of the Year: Honoring the acts YouTube fans have made stars, nominees represent the most watched, shared, liked, and subscribed-to artists on YouTube.

Eminem
Epic Rap Battles of History
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
PSY
Rihanna
Taylor Swift

Response of the Year: Honoring the best fan remix, parody or response video, these nominees represent the top “unofficial” fan videos on YouTube based on your views, shares and other activity.

Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) – Mirrors
Jayesslee – Gangnam Style
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix – Radioactive
ThePianoGuys – Titanium / Pavane
Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) – I Knew You Were Trouble

YouTube Phenomenon: Recognizing the YouTube trends the world could not escape from, nominees are based on the phenomena that generated the most fan videos.

Diamonds
Gangnam Style
Harlem Shake
I Knew You Were Trouble
Thrift Shop

YouTube Breakthrough: Honoring the music world’s breakout new acts, nominees represent the artists who experienced the biggest growth in views and subscribers.

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Naughty Boy
Passenger
Rudimental

Innovation of the Year: Starting with videos selected by an international panel of musicians, YouTubers and creative luminaries, we then selected the creative video innovations that resonated most with fans on YouTube, based on views, likes, shares and comments.

Anamanaguchi – ENDLESS FANTASY
Atoms For Peace – Ingenue
Bat For Lashes – Lilies
DeStorm – See Me Standing
Toro Y Moi “Say That”

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LADY GAGA TO PERFORM AT THE 2013 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS LIVE FROM BROOKLYN AUGUST 25th 9:00PM ET/PT

Lady Gaga to Command the Stage as She Performs the First Single from Her Highly Anticipated New Album ARTPOP Live for the First Time Ever.

MTV, MTV News’ Sway and fans announced today from the Brooklyn Promenade via its various social media platforms that megastar, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga will perform the new single from her highly anticipated upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP, for the first time ever LIVE on the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” stage from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Additional 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” performers will be announced at a later date.

From her powerful and bloody rendition of “Paparazzi” to the gender bending, adrenaline fueled version of “You and I,” Lady Gaga is the mastermind behind some of the most memorable VMA performances in recent years. This year, she’ll continue that legacy with what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance of the first single to be officially released from her fourth full length album, ARTPOP, on August 19th.

As one of the most talked about and innovative artists of this generation, Lady Gaga has left an indelible mark on the “MTV Video Music Awards” by winning an astounding 13 Moonmen since 2009, including “Best New Artist,” “Video of the Year” for “Bad Romance” as well as “Best Video with a Message” for “Born This Way.”

In celebration of the forthcoming performance, MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will feature an hour block of Lady Gaga videos and performances from 3-4pm ET/PT.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year’s VMA pack with six overall nominations each. Timberlake’s nominations include “Video of the Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Editing” for “Mirrors,” while his “Suit & Tie” featuring JAY Z, scored nods for “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Direction.” Previously, Timberlake has taken home seven “Video Music Awards,” including “Best Pop Video” for “Cry Me a River.”

Fresh off their show stopping performances at the “MTV Movie Awards” and “mtvU Woodie Awards,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score their first-ever “Video Music Award” nominations with six nods (tying Justin Timberlake in total nominations) including “Video of the Year” for their smash hit “Thrift Shop,” “Best Hip Hop Video,” “Best Cinematography,” “Best Direction,” and “Best Editing” for “Can’t Hold Us featuring Ray Dalton,” while “Same Love” received a nod for “Best Video with a Social Message.”

Bruno Mars continues his hugely successful year by garnering four nominations including “Video of the Year,” “Best Pop Video,” and “Best Male Video” for “Locked Out of Heaven,” and “Best Choreography” for the smooth summer groove, “Treasure.”

P!nk, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds to Mars are each up for three Video Music Awards. P!nk’s powerful “Just Give Me A Reason” featuring Nate Ruess garnered multiple nominations for “Best Female Video,” “Best Collaboration” and “Best Editing.” Robin Thicke’s sexy video for “Blurred Lines” feat T.I. and Pharrell received VMA nods for “Video of the Year,” “Best Male Video” and “Best Collaboration.” Miley Cyrus’ millennial anthem “We Can’t Stop” is up for “Best Female Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Editing” while Thirty Seconds To Mars’ “Up In The Air” received nominations for “Best Rock Video,” “Best Art Direction” and “Best Cinematography.”

Other notable nominees receiving multiple 2013 Video Music Award nods range from the worlds of Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B and Rock and include previously nominated artists such as Taylor Swift, Drake, fun., Calvin Harris, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as well as first-time VMA nominees Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd and Capital Cities.

Winners will take home a special-edition Moonman, re-imagined by world-renowned, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS created exclusively for this year’s show.

To build anticipation for the show, MTV launched a successful cross platform social campaign, #RoadToTheVMAs, which features the Moonman in a myriad of iconic locations throughout Brooklyn and NYC. Thus far, the campaign has garnered more than 45 million social media impressions to date including over half a million likes on Instagram, 30.4 million impressions on Twitter, 13.5 million impressions on Facebook and 1 million impressions on Tumblr. MTV continued its creative use of social media by rolling out the 2013 VMA nominations as a series of imaginative stop motion videos created by 23-year old artist, Khoa, on the @MTV Instagram and Vine accounts.

For additional information on Lady Gaga or any VMA nominated artist, including music, videos, interviews, and news, visit MTV’s Artist Platform (Artists.MTV.com) a music discovery site that powers MTV/CMT/VH1’s network of 60 million passionate music fans online and 100M homes on-air.

For updates, to see photos or for additional information on this year’s show, please head to VMA.MTV.com or http://www.mtvpress.com and f,ollow @mtv on Instagram or Twitter.

Official sponsors of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards adidas Originals, COVERGIRL, Kia Motors, Pepsi®, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, and Windows Phone.

“MTV Video Music Awards”
Since the first “MTV Video Music Awards” aired in 1984, the VMAs instantly earned its reputation for delivering the most popular bands and artists to create the loudest, most influential and at times, the most controversial, annual live celebration of music in the world. No other award show has been responsible for creating more memorable or bigger musical moments in pop culture history than the MTV Video Music Awards. From Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Kanye West, an appearance on the VMA stage can forever change the trajectory of an artist’s career in one single night.

The 2012 “MTV Video Music Awards,” broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, was the #1 telecast across all TV for the night of September 6, 2012 in P12-34, scoring a 5.3 P12-34 rating with 6.1 million total viewers. Across the Viacom networks (MTV, VH1, MTV2 and Logo) the simulcast of the premiere averaged 8.0 million total viewers. Encore presentations of the 2012 show on MTV earned a 2.4 P12-34 rating at 10:00 p.m., and a 1.2 P12-34 rating at 12:00 a.m., for a total rating of 8.9 for the evening.

At the time, the telecast was also the #1 social TV event of the year according to Trendrr. With more than 19 million mentions, the 2012 VMAs more than tripled the full-day social-media response of 2012’s record breaking telecast. In addition, MTV drove more online streams on this date than any other VMA show ever, and generated nearly a whopping 200 topics trended throughout the night, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 VMAs was one of MTV’s top performers in key markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

Kanye West To Perform At MTV Video Music Awards 2013

Kanye West is performing at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th, which will be his seventh VMAs gig, tying him with Madonna for the most all time

In celebration of the announcement, MTV will be playing an hour-long block of West’s videos and performances on MTV Hits and MTV Jams from 4-5pm ET/PT.

The only other confirmed 2013 VMAs performer is Lady Gaga, who will be debuting her first single, “Applause,” off her upcoming album ARTPOP. MTV will be making additional announcements about VMAs presenters and performers in the coming weeks.

The ceremony will be shown in the UK on Monday 26th August.

MTV announced today via its various social media platforms that megastar Kanye West is set to perform on the “2013 MTV Video Music Awards” stage LIVE from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Following his performance of “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD,”  Kanye will triumphantly enter the history books by tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances. Both artists have notched performances at seven separate VMAs. In celebration of the forthcoming performance and feat, MTV Jams, MTV’s 24-hour hip-hop music channel and MTV Hits, MTV’s 24-hour music channel, will feature an hour block of Kanye West videos and performances from 4-5pm ET/PT.  On Wednesday morning, MTV’s AMTV will feature playlist of Kayne videos and performances. The announcement was made today from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and shared across MTV’s social channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine.

As a three-time VMA award winner, Kanye West has delivered some of the most visually stunning and memorable performances to date including the first look at Watch The Throne – which would become the highest grossing tour in hip-hop history –  “Otis” with JAY Z in 2011; the innovative, theatrical staging and visuals of “Runaway” in 2010; his performance debut with auto-tune on “Love Lockdown” in 2008, a sound that would influence and dominate the charts for years to come; the hugely-influential, Daft Punk-sampling “Stronger” and “Good Life” with T-Pain in 2007; the mega-hit “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx in 2005, and his VMA debut performance with a medley of “Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through The Wire” featuring Chaka Khan in 2004. With this forthcoming performance, he will tie Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances with performances at seven separate VMA ceremonies.

West joins previously announced VMA performer Lady Gaga, who will perform the new single from her highly anticipated upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP.  Additional 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” performers will be announced at a later date.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year’s VMA pack with six overall nominations each. Timberlake’s nominations include “Video of the Year,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Editing” for “Mirrors,” while his “Suit & Tie” featuring JAY Z, scored nods for “Best Collaboration,” and “Best Direction.” Previously, Timberlake has taken home seven “Video Music Awards,” including “Best Pop Video” for “Cry Me a River.”

Fresh off their show stopping performances at the “MTV Movie Awards” and “mtvU Woodie Awards,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score their first-ever “Video Music Award” nominations with six nods (tying Justin Timberlake in total nominations) including “Video of the Year” for their smash hit “Thrift Shop,” “Best Hip Hop Video,” “Best Cinematography,” “Best Direction,” and “Best Editing” for “Can’t Hold Us featuring Ray Dalton,” while “Same Love” received a nod for “Best Video with a Social Message.”

Bruno Mars continues his hugely successful year by garnering four nominations including “Video of the Year,” “Best Pop Video,” and “Best Male Video” for “Locked Out of Heaven,” and “Best Choreography” for the smooth summer groove, “Treasure.”

P!nk, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds to Mars are each up for three Video Music Awards. P!nk’s powerful “Just Give Me A Reason” featuring Nate Ruess garnered multiple nominations for “Best Female Video,” “Best Collaboration” and “Best Editing.” Robin Thicke’s sexy video for “Blurred Lines” feat T.I. and Pharrell received VMA nods for “Video of the Year,” “Best Male Video” and “Best Collaboration.” Miley Cyrus’ millennial anthem “We Can’t Stop” is up for “Best Female Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Editing” while Thirty Seconds To Mars’ “Up In The Air” received nominations for “Best Rock Video,” “Best Art Direction” and “Best Cinematography.”

Other notable nominees receiving multiple 2013 Video Music Award nods range from the worlds of Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B and Rock and include previously nominated artists such as Taylor Swift, Drake,fun., Calvin Harris, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as well as first-time VMA nominees Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd and Capital Cities.

Winners will take home a special-edition Moonman, re-imagined by world-renowned, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS created exclusively for this year’s show.

To build anticipation for the show, MTV launched a successful cross platform social campaign, #RoadToTheVMAs, which features the Moonman in a myriad of iconic locations throughout Brooklyn and NYC. Thus far, the campaign has garnered more than 53 million social media impressions to date including over half a million likes on Instagram, 37.5 million impressions on Twitter, 14.4 million impressions on Facebook and over 1 million impressions on Tumblr.  MTV continued its creative use of social media by rolling out the 2013 VMA nominations as a series of imaginative stop motion videos created by 23-year old artist, Khoa, on the @MTV Instagram and Vine accounts.

For additional information on Kanye West, Lady Gaga or any VMA nominated artist, including music, videos, interviews, and news, visit MTV’s Artist Platform (Artists.MTV.com) a music discovery site that powers MTV/CMT/VH1’s network of 60 million passionate music fans online and 100M homes on-air.

For updates, to see photos or for additional information on this year’s show, please head to VMA.MTV.com or www.mtvpress.com, and follow @mtv on Instagram or Twitter.

Official sponsors of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards adidas Originals, COVERGIRL, Kia Motors, ORBIT® GUM, Pepsi®, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, and Windows Phone.

“MTV Video Music Awards”
Since the first “MTV Video Music Awards” aired in 1984, the VMAs instantly earned its reputation for delivering the most popular bands and artists to create the loudest, most influential and at times, the most controversial, annual live celebration of music in the world.  No other award show has been responsible for creating more memorable or bigger musical moments in pop culture history than the MTV Video Music Awards.  From Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Kanye West, an appearance on the VMA stage can forever change the trajectory of an artist’s career in one single night.

The 2012 “MTV Video Music Awards,” broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, was the #1 telecast across all TV for the night of September 6, 2012 in P12-34, scoring a 5.3 P12-34 rating with 6.1 million total viewers.  Across the Viacom networks (MTV, VH1, MTV2 and Logo) the simulcast of the premiere averaged 8.0 million total viewers.  Encore presentations of the 2012 show on MTV earned a 2.4 P12-34 rating at 10:00 p.m., and a 1.2 P12-34 rating at 12:00 a.m., for a total rating of 8.9 for the evening.

At the time, the telecast was also the #1 social TV event of the year according to Trendrr.  With more than 19 million mentions, the 2012 VMAs more than tripled the full-day social-media response of 2012’s record breaking telecast.  In addition, MTV drove more online streams on this date than any other VMA show ever, and generated nearly a whopping 200 topics trended throughout the night, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 VMAs was one of MTV’s top performers in key markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

About MTV
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