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.