Thursday, September 6, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 11


Foxx will add humor to 2001 MTV VMAs

By Jake McKim
Daily Cougar Staff

It's back.

The biggest, baddest and by far the best music awards show around is here for the year 2001.

Tonight at 7 p.m., a large and very eclectic collection of stars will gather to celebrate the best mainstream music has to offer at the 2001 MTV Video
Music Awards.

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Comedian Jamie Foxx will host the MTV Video Music Awards tonight. Foxx has starred in the films Any Given Sunday and Bait.

The 2001 VMAs promise to be visually appealing, enjoyable and unpredictable (last year Rage Against the Machine's Tim C. climbed to the top of
the set and began rocking back and forth).

Funny man Jamie Foxx will play host to the festivities and hopefully bring some comic humor to top last year's less-than-memorable job by Shawn
and Marlon Wayans.

Performers will include Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Linkin Park, Jennifer Lopez, 'NSync, Britney Spears, Staind and U2.

Spears will preview "I'm A Slave 4 U," the first single off her soon-to-be-released new album.

Christina Aguilera, the Backstreet Boys, Jon Bon Jovi, Destiny's Child, Dream, Shaquille O'Neal, Ozzy Osborne, P. Diddy, Janet Jackson and many
others will present the now highly coveted awards to the lucky recipients.

Up for Best Video are "Weapon of Choice" (Fatboy Slim), "Stan" (Eminem featuring Dido), "Beautiful Day" (U2), "Lady Marmalade" (Christina
Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim, Mya, Missy Elliott), "All For You" (Janet Jackson) and "Get Ur Freak On" (Missy Elliott).

In the Best Rock Video category, the nominees are "Jaded" (Aerosmith), "Rollin'" (Limp Bizkit), "Hash Pipe" (Weezer), "It's Been Awhile" (Staind) and
"Crawling" (Linkin Park).

The rest of the nominees are as follows:

Best Male Video

"Stan" -- Eminem featuring Dido

"Again" -- Lenny Kravitz

"Rock DJ" -- Robbie Williams

"South Side" -- Moby f/ Gwen Stefani

"Ride Wit Me" -- Nelly

Best Female Video

"Don't Tell Me" -- Madonna

"All For You" -- Janet Jackson

"Get Ur Freak On" -- Missy Elliott

"Thank You" -- Dido

"Love Don't Cost A Thing" -- Jennifer Lopez

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" -- Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

Best Group Video

"Elevation Remix" -- U2

"Pop" - 'NSync

"Survivor" -- Destiny's Child

"Drive" -- Incubus

"I Did It" -- Dave Matthews Band

Best Rap Video

"Stan" -- Eminem featuring Dido

"Ride Wit Me" -- Nelly

"I Just Wanna Love You" -- Jay-Z

"Put It On Me" -- Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo and Vita

"Lay Low" -- Snoop Dogg featuring Nate Dogg, Master P, Butch Cassidy and Tha Eastsidaz

Best Hip-Hop Video

"Ms. Jackson" -- Outkast

"Get Ur Freak On" -- Missy Elliott

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" -- Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

"What Would You Do?" -- City High

"Request Line" -- Black Eyed Peas featuring Macy Gray

Best Pop Video

"Pop" -- 'NSync

"Lady Marmalade" -- Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, Lil' Kim

"Stronger" -- Britney Spears

"The Call" -- Backstreet Boys

"Survivor" -- Destiny's Child

Best New Artist

"Coldplay" -- Yellow

"Fatlip" -- Sum 41

"Like A Feather" -- Nikka Costa

"Babylon" -- David Gray

"Fallin'" -- Alicia Keys

Viewer's Choice Award

"The Call" -- Backstreet Boys

"Ride Wit Me" -- Nelly

"Independent Woman Part 1" -- Destiny's Child

"My Way" -- Limp Bizkit

"Pop" -- 'NSync

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" -- Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

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