MTV Hosting Hip-Hop Heavy VMA’s, Diddy Hosts, Lil Jon Scores Shows Music

Missy Elliott, Kanye

West, John Legend and Ciara were all nominated for multiple awards at the 2005

MTV Video Music Awards.

The 22nd annual awards show is being held in Miami, Florida

for the second year in a row, and will be hosted by Sean "P. Diddy"

Combs. Kanye West is also slated to perform a new single from his highly anticipated

sophomore album Late Registration.

Missy Elliot and Gwen Stefani lead the pack this year with a

total of six nominations, while Kanye West, John Legend, Ciara and Ludacris

received three nominations and Snoop earned two.

The Game, 50 Cent, Common, Alicia Keys, Amerie and The Ying

Yang Twins were also nominated for awards.

It was also announced that this year will be the first year

that the VMAs will be scored with original music composed by Lil Jon and producer

Mike Shinoda, of 3-time VMA winner Linkin Park.

“Every year we have to out do ourselves and this year

is no exception – the VMAs will be experienced in more places and on more platforms

than ever before in our history,” said Christina Norman, President of

MTV said in a statement. “Between Diddy, who is the ultimate showman &

entertainer, and the diverse roster of performers already locked in, this show

is already shaping up to be an unforgettable end of summer bash.”

The 2004 MTV Video

Music Awards take place at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on August 28th

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

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