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Jay-Z, Outkast, Kanye West MTV’s Top Nominees

Jay-Z, Outkast, Black

Eyed Peas, Kanye West and Missy Elliot were all nominated for multiple awards

at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards.

The awards show

is being held in Miami, Florida, the first time the event has been held in a

city outside of New York or Los Angeles.

Jay-Z led the pack

with a total of six nominations for his video “99 Problems.” Outkast,

Usher, Beyonce and No Doubt earned five nominations each, Kanye West earned

four for “All Falls Down,” Black Eyed Peas scored three nominations

and Missy Elliot earned two.

D-12, 50 Cent,

Ludacris, Nelly, Twista and Chingy were also nominated for awards. It was also

announced that Kanye West and Usher have been added today to perform during

the annual awards ceremony.

"We’ve brought

in the heavy hitters," said Van Toffler, President, MTV & MTV2. "These

artists put on incredible live shows, which combined with the heat of Miami,

some surprise collaborations, and a stage like no other seen on television will

make for an unforgettable night."

The 2004 MTV Video

Music Awards take place at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on August 29

and will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. EST.

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