The 2008 Video Music Awards (VMAs)
Nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Best Dancing In A Video"



The Year of the Gentleman
Def Jam
Director: Ms Melina

» Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
"4 Minutes"
Hard Candy
Warner Brothers Records
Director: Jonas & Francois
» Chris Brown
Exclusive The Forever Edition
Jive/Zomba Label Group
Director: Joseph Kahn

» Pussycat Dolls
"When I Grow Up"
Doll Domination
Interscope Records
Director: Joseph Kahn

» Danity Kane
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Bad Boy Records
Director: Syndrome


» Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown
"No Air"
Jordin Sparks
19/Jive/Zomba Label Group
Director: Chris Robinson

» Katy Perry
"I Kissed A Girl"
One Of The Boys
Director: Kinga Burza

» Taylor Swift
"Teardrops On My Guitar"
Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records
Director: Trey Fanjoy

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

» Miley Cyrus
7 Things
Hollywood Records
Director:  Brett Ratner


Madonna, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, Tokio Hotel, Jordin Sparks, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Danity Kane and Miley Cyrus - "2008 Video Music Awards" Nominees for "Best New Artist" and "Best Dancing In A Video"

New York, NY (August 11, 2008) ––   MTV once again asked viewers to  help determine nominees for the “2008 MTV Video Music Awards” and they came through with flying colors and did not disappoint.  This Friday on FNMTV the videos that made the cut for “Best New Artist” and “Best Dancing in a Video” were revealed and the diverse nominees range from German rockers Tokio Hotel to legendary superstar Madonna to teen sensations Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. 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).  Lil Wayne and the Jonas Brothers have already been confirmed to perform at this year’s show. Presenters and additional performers for the “2008 Video Music Awards” will be announced at a later date.

The “2008 MTV Video Awards” nominees for “Best New Artist” include Jordin Sparks and Katy Perry, who have both already received deserving nods for “Best Female Video.” Also up for “Best New Artist” are German quartet Tokio Hotel, who are already vying for a “Best Pop Video” award, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. Artists up for “Best Dance in a Video” are the multi-talented Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Danity Kane, Pussycat Dolls and a woman who has received several VMA nominations in the past, Madonna, who received a nod for her “4 Minutes” video, featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

Each Friday night at 8pm ET/PT on “FNMTV,” two new categories are announced and opened for viewers to vote for their favorite artists and videos at or from their Verizon Wireless mobile phone by texting the name of the artist to 23882.  Categories currently open for viewers voting are “Best Rock Video” and the always highly anticipated “Video of the Year.”

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.”, 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 members who join the “Do Good. Go to the VMAs” group, at, 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.

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FNMTV VMAs Nominees Voting Page:

Jordin Sparks helps Pete Wentz announce nominees for “Best New Artist” and gushes about her own nomination:

Watch videos by “Dancing in a Video” nominees:
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The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on September 7, 2008 and will be hosted by British comedian Russell Brand.


“I can't believe I get to go to the VMA's!!!  When I got the news about the nomination, I was on a plane.  a very small plane.  And I just started screaming bloody murder and everyone around me was a little freaked out, but it was worth it.  I get to go to the VMA's… YES!!!”


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