Beyonce and Lady Gaga Tied With Nine ‘2009 MTV Video Music Awards’ Nominations While Britney Spears Comes In a Close Second With Seven Nods

MTV today announced the nominees for the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards.” The ladies lead the pack as Beyonce and Lady Gaga earn nine nominations each for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It),” “Poker Face” and “Paparazzi” respectively. Britney Spears follows with an impressive seven combined nominations for “Womanizer” and “Circus.” Jay-Z, Green Day, Eminem, Kanye West and Coldplay will each find themselves vying for several moonmen on the big night. In addition, Latin Grammy award-winning Puerto Rican duo Wisin Y Yandel, rapper Drake and rockers Kings of Leon are a few of the artists who have received their first VMA nomination. Included in the impressive line-up of first-time nominees is rapper Asher Roth who finds himself up against one of today’s most notorious artists Eminem, in the “Best Hip-Hop” category. As previously announced, Russell Brand will host and set to perform are Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse. Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford are confirmed presenters. The “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” will air live on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT) and on Sunday, September 20 at 5pm ET with Spanish subtitles on MTV Tr3s. MTV will announce additional performers, nominees and presenters on a later date.

“I’m excited and honored to be tied for most nominated for the VMAs. I’ve been blessed this year to have ‘Single Ladies’ become a video people really connected with and responded to. I’ve spent so much time watching all the great versions people created all around the world. It’s beautiful to feel you touch people and bring a song to life with a video.” – Beyonce

“After years of hustle in New York City, where we made our art videos in bars, myself and the Haus of Gaga are honored to receive 9 nominations for the 2009 VMAs. We believe in the immensity and the promise of ‘showbiz’ and will continue to give it mouth-to-mouth, till its vomiting return. All you need is a camcorder, a flashlight, and one truly GREAT idea. Thank you MTV for being our video flagship, and for supporting this bunch of inspired kids, who love to get wasted and make art, together.”- Lady Gaga and the Haus

Viewers can vote for general VMAs categories, including “Best New Artist,” by visiting vma.mtv.com beginning Tuesday, August 4. “Best New Artist” voting continues through the show, live on September 13. In addition, Verizon Wireless subscribers can vote by texting VMA to 97979 (standard message rates apply.)

MTV, Pepsi and Rock Band(TM) have created a new category at this year’s VMAs, “Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video” that allows fans, for the first time, to win their very own Moonman. This summer, contestants entered their original Rock Band(TM) music videos, which fans will then vote on to select the ultimate winner. Viewers can help decide which band will travel to the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards,” walk the red carpet, receive their Moonman, and be featured in an MTV produced promotional spot airing the night of the show by logging on to www.PepsiRockBand.com from August 8 – September 1.

    Following are the nominees for the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards":

2009 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyonce Lady Gaga
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Poker Face
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: The Fame
Director: Jake Nava Director: Ray Kay
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Interscope
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: Rockhard Films
Content
Producer: John Winter Producer: Jil Hardin
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Eminem Kanye West
Title: We Made You Title: Love Lockdown
Album: Relapse Album: 808's and Heartbreak
Director: Joseph Kahn Director: Simon Henwood
Label: Interscope Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo Producer: Hagai Shaham
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Britney Spears
Title: Womanizer
Album: Circus
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Jive/Zomba Label Group
Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo
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BEST NEW ARTIST

Lady Gaga Drake
Title: Poker Face Title: Best I Ever Had
Album: The Fame Album: So Far Gone Mixtape
Director: Ray Kay Director: Kanye West
Label: Interscope Label: Young Money/ Universal
Republic
Production Company: Rockhard Films Production Company: GhostTown Media
Producer: Jil Hardin Producer: Justin Benoliel
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3OH!3 Kid Cudi
Title: Don't Trust Me Title: Day N'Nite
Album: Want Album: Man On The Moon
Director: Steve Jocz Director: SoMe
Label: Photo Finish Records Label: G.O.O.D Music/Fool's Gold
Production Company: Dignity & Shame Production Company: Snoop Talk
Producer: Travis Kopach Producer: Stuart Leed
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Asher Roth
Title: I Love College
Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Director: Jay Lia/Scooter Braun
Label: SRC/Universal
Motown/Schoolboy
Production Company: Soundis Azaiz
Producer: Jonathan Lia Pruductions
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BEST MALE VIDEO

Eminem Kanye West
Title: We Made You Title: Love Lockdown
Album: Relapse Album: 808's and Heartbreak
Director: Joseph Kahn Director: Simon Henwood
Label: Interscope Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo Producer: Hagai Shaham
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Jay-Z T.I. featuring Rihanna
Title: D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune) Title: Live Your Life
Album: The Blueprint 3 Album: Paper Trail
Director: Anthony Mandler Director: Anthony Mandler
Label: Roc Nation Label: Atlantic Records
Production Company: Les Enfants Production Company: Les Enfants
Terribles Terribles
Producer: Ciarro Pardo Producer: Gina Leonard
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Ne-Yo
Title: Miss Independent
Album: The Year of the Gentleman
Director: Chris Robinson
Label: Def Jam
Production Company: Robot Films
Producer: Megan Gutman
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BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Katy Perry Beyonce
Title: Hot n Cold Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On
It)
Album: One of The Boys Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE
Director: Alan Ferguson Director: Jake Nava
Label: Capitol Records Label: Music World Music/Columbia
Production Company: Frank The Production Company: Anonymous
Plumber/Anonymous Content Content
Producer: Melissa Larsen Producer: John Winter
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Kelly Clarkson Lady Gaga
Title: My Life Would Suck Without Title: Poker Face
You
Album: All I Ever Wanted Album: The Fame
Director: Wayne Isham Director: Ray Kay
Label: RCA Label: Interscope
Production Company: Razor Factory Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Craig Fanning Producer: Jil Hardin
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Taylor Swift P!nk
Title: You Belong With Me Title: So What
Album: Fearless Album: Funhouse
Director: Roman White Director: Dave Meyers
Label: Big Machine Records Label: LaFace Records
Production Company: Revolution Production Company: Radical Media
Pictures
Producer: Randy Brewer Producer: Derek Roberto
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BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Eminem Kanye West
Title: We Made You Title: Love Lockdown
Album: Relapse Album: 808's and Heartbreak
Director: Joseph Kahn Director: Simon Henwood
Label: Interscope Label: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: HSI Productions Production Company: HSI Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo Producer: Hagai Shaham
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Jay-Z Asher Roth
Title: D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) Title: I Love College
Album: The Blueprint 3 Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Director: Anthony Mandler Director: Jay Lia/Scooter Braun
Label: Roc Nation Label: SRC/Universal
Motown/Schoolboy
Production Company: Les Enfants Production Company: Soundis Azaiz
Terribles
Producer: Ciarro Pardo Producer: Jonathan Lia Pruductions

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Flo Rida
Title: Right Round
Album: R.O.O.T.S.
Director: Malcolm Jones
Label: Atlantic Records/Poe Boy Ent.
Production Company: Jason Valens
Producer: Cafe 451
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BEST POP VIDEO

Beyonce Lady Gaga
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Poker Face
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: The Fame
Director: Jake Nava Director: Ray Kay
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Interscope
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: Rockhard Films
Content
Producer: John Winter Producer: Jil Hardin
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Britney Spears Cobra Starship featuring Leighton
Meester
Title: Womanizer Title: Good Girls Go Bad
Album: Circus Album: Hot Mess
Director: Joseph Kahn Director: Kai Regan
Label: Jive/Zomba Label Group Label: Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance
Production Company: HSI Productions Production Company: East Pleasant
Pictures
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo Producer: Xander Strohm
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Wisin y Yandel
Title: Abusadora
Album: La Revolucion
Director: Jessy Terrero
Label: Machete Music
Production Company: Terrero Films
Producer: Josh Goldstein
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BEST ROCK VIDEO

Coldplay Kings of Leon
Title: Viva La Vida Title: Use Somebody
Album: Viva La Vida Album: Only By the Night
Director: Hype Williams Director: Sophie Muller
Label: Capitol Label: RCA
Production Company: Naailia Production Company: Oil Factory
Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams Producer: Grant Jue
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Green Day Fall Out Boy
Title: 21 Guns Title: I Don't Care
Album: 21(st) Century Breakdown Album: Folie A Deux
Director: Marc Webb Director: Alan Ferguson Hemingway
Label: Reprise Records Label: Island
Production Company: DNA Inc Production Company: Frank The
Plumber
Producer: Michael Angelos Producer: Melissa Larsen
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Paramore
Title: Decode
Album: Twilight, Original Motion
Picture Soundtrack
Director: Shane Drake
Label: Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen/Chop
Shop
Production Company: Red Van Pictures
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio
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BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyonce Britney Spears
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Circus
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: Circus
Director: Jake Nava Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Jive Records
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: DNA Inc
Content
Producer: John Winter Producer: Heather Heller
Choreographer: Jaquel Knight & Frank Choreographer: Andre Fuentes
Gatson Jr.
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Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake AR Rahman & Pussy Cat Dolls
featuring Nicole Scherzinger
Title: Love Sex Magic Title: Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)
Album: Fantasy Ride Album: Doll Domination 2.0
Director: Diane Martel Director: Thomas Kloss
Label: LaFace Records/Zomba Label Label: Interscope
Group
Production Company: HSI Productions Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Jil Hardin Producer: Michael Angelos
Choreographer: Jamaica Craft & Choreographer: Robin Antin & Mikey
"Marty" James Martin Kudelka Minden
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Kristina DeBarge
Title: Goodbye
Album: Exposed
Director: Ray Kay
Label: Island/Def Jam
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Producer: Nicole Acacio
Choreographer: Jamaica Craft

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BEST DIRECTION

Beyonce Lady Gaga
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Paparazzi
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: The Fame
Director: Jake Nava Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: Factory Films
Content Ltd.
Producer: John Winter Producer: Steven Johnson
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Green Day Cobra Starship featuring Leighton
Meester
Title: 21 Guns Title: Good Girls Go Bad
Album: 21(st) Century Breakdown Album: Hot Mess
Director: Marc Webb Director: Kai Regan
Label: Reprise Records Label: Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance
Production Company: DNA Inc Production Company: East Pleasant
Pictures
Producer: Michael Angelos Producer: Xander Strohm
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Britney Spears
Title: Circus
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
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BEST EDITING

Beyonce Britney Spears
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Circus
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: Circus
Director: Jake Nava Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Jive Records
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: DNA Inc
Content
Producer: John Winter Producer: Heather Heller
Editor: Jarrett Fijal Editor: Jarrett Fijal
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Miley Cyrus Coldplay
7 Things Title: Viva La Vida
Album: Breakout Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Brett Ratner Director: Hype Williams
Label: Hollywood Records Label: Capitol
Production Company: HSI Productions Production Company: Naailia
Entertainment
Producer: Skot Bradford Producer: Hype Williams
Editor: Jarrett Fijal Editor: Hype Williams
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Lady Gaga
Title: Paparazzi
Album: The Fame
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline
Production Company: Factory Films
Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson
Editor: Danny Tull & Jonas Akerlund
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BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Beyonce Gnarls Barkley
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Who's Gonna Save My Soul
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Jake Nava Director: Chris Milk
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: Radical Media
Content Inc
Producer: John Winter Producer: Anne Johnson
Special Effects: VFX Effects/Louis Special Effects: Gradient
Mackall V Effects/Image-Metrics
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Lady Gaga Eminem
Title: Paparazzi Title: We Made You
Album: The Fame Album: Relapse
Director: Jonas Akerlund Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline Label: Interscope
Production Company: Factory Films Production Company: HSI Productions
Ltd.
Producer: Steven Johnson Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo
Special Effects: Chimney Pot Special Effects: Ingenuity Engine
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Kanye West ft Mr. Hudson
Title
: Paranoid
Album: 808's and Heartbreak
Director: NABIL
Label
: hiphopsince1978/Roc-A-Fella
Production Company: Partizan
Producer: Justin Benoliel and
Kathleen Heffernan
Special Effects: Wizardflex
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyonce Coldplay
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Viva La Vida
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Jake Nava Director: Hype Williams
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Capitol
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: Naailia
Content Entertainment
Producer: John Winter Producer: Hype Williams
Cinematographer: Jim Fealy Cinematographer: John Perez
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Lady Gaga Green Day
Title: Paparazzi Title: 21 Guns
Album: The Fame Album: 21(st) Century Breakdown
Director: Jonas Akerlund Director: Marc Webb
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline Label: Reprise Records
Production Company: Factory Features Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Steven Johnson Producer: Michael Angelos
Cinematographer: Eric Broms Cinematographer: Jonathan Sela
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Britney Spears
Title: Circus
Album: Circus
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Jive Records
Production Company: DNA Inc
Producer: Heather Heller
Cinematographer: Thomas Kloss
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BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyonce Britney Spears
Title: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On Title: Circus
It)
Album: I AM...SASHA FIERCE Album: Circus
Director: Jake Nava Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Music World Music/Columbia Label: Jive Records
Production Company: Anonymous Production Company: DNA Inc
Content
Producer: John Winter Producer: Heather Heller
Art Director: Niamh Byrne Art Director: Laura Fox & Charles
Varga
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Lady Gaga Gnarls Barkley
Title: Paparazzi Title: Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Album: The Fame Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Jonas Akerlund Director: Chris Milk
Label: Interscope/Konlive/Streamline Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Factory Features Production Company: Radical Media
Inc
Producer: Steven Johnson Producer: Anne Johnson
Art Director: Jason Hamilton Art Director: Zach Matthews
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Coldplay
Title: Viva La Vida
Album: Viva La Vida
Director: Hype Williams
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Naailia
Entertainment
Producer: Hype Williams
Art Director: Gregory De Maria
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BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

Death Cab For Cutie Gnarls Barkley
Title: Grapevine Fires Title: Who's Gonna Save My Soul
Album: Narrow Stairs Album: The Odd Couple
Director: Walter Robot Director: Chris Milk
Label: Atlantic Label: Atlantic Records/Downtown
Production Company: Merge @ Production Company: Radical Media
Crossroads
Producer: Walter Robot Producer: Anne Johnson
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Cold War Kids Anjulie
Title: I've Seen Enough Title: Boom
Album: Loyalty to Loyalty Album: Anjulie
Director: Vern Moan Director: Adria Petty
Label: Downtown Records Label: Concord
Production Company: Vern Moon Production Company: Harves
Producer: Vern Moon Producer: Scott Howard
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Chairlift
Title: Evident Utensil Bat For Lashes
Album: Does You Inspire You Title: Daniel
Director: Ray Tintori Album: Two Suns
Label: Columbia/Kanine Records Director: Johan Renck
Production Company: Court 13 Label: Astralwerks
Omnimedia
Producer: Bob Weisz Production Company: RAF/RSA Film
Producer: Eva Templeman
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Major Lazer Passion Pit
Title: Hold The Line Title: The Reeling
Album: Guns Don't Kill People Lazers Album: Manners
Do
Director: Ferry Gouw Director: Humble
Label: Downtown Records Label: Columbia/Frenchkiss Records
Production Company: Ferry Gouw Production Company: Humble
Producer: Ferry Gouw Producer: Kim Koby
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Matt & Kim Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Title: Lessons Learned Title: Heads Will Roll
Album: Grand Album: It's Blitz!
Director: Taylor Cohen & Otto Director: Richard Ayoade
Arsenault
Label: Fader Label: D G C/Interscope
Production Company: FVNMO Production Company: Warp Films
Producer: Taylor Cohen, Otto Producer: Jon Adams
Arsenault
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BEST VIDEO (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A MOONMAN)

U2 Dr Dre
Title: Where The Streets Have No Title: Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang
Name
Album: Joshua Tree Album: The Chronic
Director: Miert Avis Director: Andre Young (Dr. Dre)
Label: Island Label: Interscope/The Atlantic Group
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Beastie Boys Bjork
Title: Sabotage Title: Human Behavior
Album: III Communication Album: Debut
Director: Spike Jonze Director: Michel Gondry
Label: Grand Royal/Capitol Records Label: Elektra Entertainment
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Radiohead George Michael
Title: Karma Police Title: Freedom
Album: OK Computer Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol.
1
Director: Jonathan Glazer Director: David Fincher
Label: Capitol Records Label: Columbia Records
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Foo Fighters Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Everlong Title: Into The Great Wide Open
Album: The Colour And The Shape Album: Into The Great Wide Open
Director: Michel Gondry Director: Jeff Stein
Label: Capitol Records/Roswell Label: MCA Records
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OK Go David Lee Roth
Title: Here It Goes Again Title: California Girls
Album: Oh No Album: Crazy From The Heat
Director: OK GO & Trish Sie Director: Pete Angelus and David Lee
Roth
Label: Capitol Records Label: Warner Bros. Records
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Shugoll Research and Telescope are the Official Business Advisors of the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” Nominee and Winner Voting periods.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards.” Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Garrett English is co-Executive Producer/Executive in Charge of Production. Amy Doyle is co-Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Jen Jones is Producer. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive.

Official sponsors of the “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” are 5 Gum, Febreze, Pepsi, Rhapsody , Sears, Taco Bell , U.S. Army and Verizon Wireless.

The “2009 MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of 68 channels reaching 577 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

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