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September 10, 1999 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Music Critic Associated Press
With the weird calender karma of 9-9-99 and the oddball setting of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, how could the last MTV Music Video Awards Ceremony of the century be anything but strange, strange, strange? Okay, so maybe this year's nominations included some of the cheesiest pop "artists" since the Tin Pan Alley days and the trashy, repetitive production numbers were a bore. And there were oddly more white boy rap imitators (like "new artist of the year" Eminem and Kid Rock)
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September 7, 2000 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Will Eminem dare to dis Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and 'N Sync when they're in his face at the MTV Video Music Awards, as he's done on his album and music video for "The Real Slim Shady"? Is the "we-want-free-Internet-music" crowd gonna punish Napster-haters Metallica in their race for Best Rock Video - by giving victory to Napster-supporters Limp Bizkit? And who's gonna be showing more skin this year - D'Angelo or Lil' Kim? These are the questions much of (young)
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July 23, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
British acid-jazz group Jamiroquai reaped the most nominations for the annual MTV Video Music Awards yesterday, gathering 10 nominations for its video "Virtual Insanity. " Experimental pop group Beck, hard-rocking Nine Inch Nails and alternative rockers Smashing Pumpkins also collected multiple nominations. The nominations were announced at MTV's studio headquarters in New York. The 14th annual awards show will be broadcast Sept. 4 from the landmark Radio City Music Hall. "Virtual Insanity" was nominated for best video, along with Beck's "The New Pollution," Alaskan vocalist Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me," NIN's "The Perfect Drug" and "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, a California-based band led by singer Gwen Stefani.
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July 14, 1988 | By Bruce Britt, Los Angeles Daily News
INXS and U2 dominate the nominations for the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards. Australia's INXS was nominated for eight awards, including best video for its "Need You Tonight" clip. Ireland's U2 was nominated for six awards, including two for best video for "Where the Streets Have No Name," and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. " The nominations were announced Tuesday. Other nominees for the best-video award include George Harrison for "When We Was Fab" and Bruce Springsteen for "Tunnel of Love.
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July 26, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards - six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot. " Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott earned six each, while U2 scored five and My Chemical Romance snared four. The Aug. 28 ceremony will be broadcast live by the music channel from Miami's American Airlines Arena. The event will be hosted by Diddy, aka Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who has apparently changed his name yet again. Confirmed performers include Kanye West (debuting a track from his sophomore Def Jam album, "Late Registration")
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September 7, 2001 | REGINA MEDINA Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT'S THE millennium and Michael Jackson can still shake his groove thang. The Oddball Pop Icon made a surprise appearance last night during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, sending the crowd at the Metropolitan Opera House into a tizzy. The Gloved One joined his favorite boy band 'N Sync, who, incidentally, was able to "juggle" its schedule to rejoin tonight's eagerly anticipated Jackson tribute concert. (The group had backed out just last week.) Funny how that worked out. Who'll be able to toss aside the vision of Jackson gyrating for some 20 seconds after 'N Sync performed their ditty "Pop"?
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August 1, 1991 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Thousands of videos, dozens of specialty programs and hundreds of imaginative, high-tech station I.D.s have passed through the portals of MTV in the last decade. Here's a subjective, chronological lineup of the best moments of MTV: AUGUST 1, 1981: "Video Killed the Radio Star," the very first video aired on MTV, did not make stars of The Buggles. But its surreal, life-in-a-TV- fishbowl scenario proved an effective metaphor for the revolution in pop forced by MTV's enticing infotainment/advertorial presentation style.
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February 4, 2004 | MICHELLE MALKIN
[Editors note: Michelle Malkin wrote this prescient column about MTV well before the current Super Bowl brouhaha. It was published on Aug. 1, 2001.] 'GROSS. " That was the reaction my high school friends and I had to one of the very first music videos we ever watched on MTV. It was the 1984 debut of Madonna's "Like a Virgin. " We gasped in disbelief as she writhed on the ground and panted shamelessly about being "touched for the very first time. " The most horrifying Madonna-inspired spectacle, though, was not on TV. It was at the mall, where our teen-age peers paraded half-naked in Madonna garb, lip-synched to her crude lyrics and imitated every self-gratifying bump and grind of her trashy videos.
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September 13, 1994 | by CHUCK ARNOLD, Daily News Staff Writer
We were in the house at the MTV Video Music Awards last Thursday night, but didn't really get to see the show. That's because you don't actually get to sit in the audience when you're covering the awards. Hence, we hung out in some dressed-up dungeon of Radio City Music Hall waiting for the stars to come talk to us (and a host of other international press people) while trying (in vain) to pay attention to the broadcast on a monitor. The conditions kept reminding us that we were not a part of the glamour throng surrounding us, merely there to observe and report.
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September 8, 1995 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
The kiss was replaced by the dis. Michael Jackson, who at last year's MTV Video Music Awards offered up an unconvincing newlywed liplock with Lisa Marie Presley, last night performed what amounted to a glorified commercial for "HIStory," his greatest-hits package. Ever the dutiful wife, Lisa Marie applauded with all the excitement of a patient waiting to get her teeth scaled. So maybe Lisa Marie was bored that hubby Michael could only get Slash and not Paul McCartney to pitch in on his medley-fired song-and-dance extravaganza at Radio City Music Hall.
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July 24, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
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February 10, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Beck Hansen's album Morning Phase , a becalmed collection from the changeling California songwriter, was surprise winner for album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. The show was otherwise dominated by 22-year-old British crooner Sam Smith, who won best new artist as well as song and record of the year, and pop vocal performance. "This is the best night of my life," said Smith, in picking up his crowning record of the year trophy for "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
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September 5, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
A GINGER-HAIRED, scruffy and increasingly tattooed "misfit" from Britain, Ed Sheeran plays guitar, beatboxes and, occasionally, fiddles. He also writes and winsomely sings hip-hop-inflected folk confessionals that enthrall young'uns - and their parents, too. And while clearly connected to the keep-it-real troubadour continuum that stretches, as he said, from "Bob Dylan and Van Morrison to Damien Rice and Jason Mraz," there's never been a phenomenon quite...
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August 22, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
  B   ILLY CRYSTAL will pay tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams at Monday night's Emmy Awards. Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement yesterday. Mischer said that the memorial segment during the ceremony will include a performance from singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles . At last year's Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters during the tribute segment.
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December 16, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The biggest-selling albums of 2013 were by Justin Timberlake, country star Luke Bryan, and rappers Jay-Z, Drake, and Eminem. Timberlake topped the list with more than 2.3 million copies sold of the first part of his two-part The 20/20 Experience , according to Nielsen SoundScan. But when looking back on the year in music in 2013, will you immediately think of any of those dudes? Not likely. More likely, the mind will fix on Miley Cyrus' icky encounter with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards, or the former Disney girl swinging naked on her "Wrecking Ball" video.
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August 28, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
REGULAR TATTLE readers know that we like an off-color joke as much as the next person, especially if the next person is the late Buddy Hackett , but there's a difference between devising clever euphemisms and standing by an open window waving your exposed junk at passers-by. That's kind of what Miley Cyrus was doing at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. The dancers at Delilah's were blushing. No longer about music, the VMAs' sole purpose seems to be to push the envelope and celebrate crude behavior, and Miley delivered better than a UPS driver at Christmas.
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August 22, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
TIME IS MOVING so quickly these days, we're getting to the point where we're trying to experience things before they happen - the most obvious example being athletes who celebrate victories before they actually . . . win. But there are also trailers that give away the whole movie so you don't need to see it and news stories that predict the future. In this item we'll discuss the notion of a "surprise" appearance. A surprise used to be something you weren't expecting - that scream at a 50th-anniversary party where you prayed the aged honorees wouldn't die of shock right on the spot.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
THESE HAVE been fallow, bitter times for those who chronicle the comings and goings of the glitterati. After all, The Most Important Woman in the World, Kim Kardashian , has been in self-imposed exile since she presented baby daddy Kanye West with a daughter they named North West . (This kid will never lack direction in her life!) Yesterday, mommy, daddy and baby were spotted at an El Lay medical center. Presumably, they were there so North could have a checkup. As for what North looks like, no news yet. Borrowing a classic move from Michael Jackson , TMIWIW covered her spawn with a blanket.
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September 12, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philly R&B musician Damon Hamilton is a bit amazed how he's finally getting lots of attention after creating a YouTube spoof of South Korean pop sensation Psy and his viral "Gangnam Style" video. In less than two months, the Asian rapper, real name Park Jae-Sang, has skyrocketed to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50, a measure of international Internet buzz, propelled by a catchy single, a music video featuring his funny "invisible horse" dancing, appearances everywhere from Ellen (where he taught X Factor judge Britney Spears the dance)
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August 26, 2011 | BY NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Lil Wayne is hoping his performance on the MTV Video Music Awards will be so good, fans will rush out and get his new album: He's making it digitally available at midnight after Sunday's show. The rapper said he's the first artist to release an album this way after an awards show. Lil Wayne is up for two VMA awards. "Tha Carter IV" will be available on iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital outlets. The physical album will hit stores Aug. 29.
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