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.
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.