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12/06/2005

 
Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Adams, M.I.A., Fall Out Boy and Others Receive Top Honors

From XM Satellite Radio's First Annual XM Nation Music Awards

Fans Cast Nearly 1.4 Million Votes For Awards that Kick off a Full Week of Music Industry Awards and Nominations

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) , the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, today announced the winners of the first annual XM Nation Music Awards. Nearly 1.4 million votes were cast by music fans nationwide for nominated artists and categories selected by XM's programming staff in categories range from "Best Pop Sing-Along" to "Dream Duet" to "Artist Most Overlooked By FM Radio."

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000724/XMSATLOGO )

Some of the winners include:

[Note from Hip Hop Press - the short list was removed due to formatting problems, however, the complete list is available below and also at:
http://awards.xmradio.com/]

"This year's XM Nation Award winners really reflect the diversity among the music universe that XM brings to music fans," said Eric Logan, XM's executive vice president of programming. "The goal of the XM Nation Music Awards is to honor some of today's most talented and interesting musicians. We have struck a chord with music fans across the country by giving them the opportunity to show support for the artists they love."

The awards highlighted unusual face-offs between some of the industry's biggest names including: Shakira and Usher beating out Britney Spears and Snoop Dog for "Dream Duets," Ryan Adams defeating Sigur Ros and Bright Eyes for "Artist Most Overlooked by FM Radio," Faith Hill and Tim McGraw edging out Hillary Duff and Joel Madden and Beyonce and Jay-Z for "Favorite Music Couple," and U2 triumphing over Green Day and Kanye West for "XM Now -- Most Important Established Artist."

The XM Nation Music Awards set a precedent for a week of music awards and nominations, allowing music fans to be engaged in the voting process and giving them the opportunity to directly recognize and celebrate their favorite musicians. With such a high level of participation from both XM subscribers and dedicated music fans, XM plans to host the awards annually.

A complete list of winners is available at http://awards.xmradio.com/.

* Editors' Note: Complete list of categories and winners is below.

About XM Satellite Radio

XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 11-7-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.

XM NATION MUSIC AWARDS
2005 WINNERS

"XM NEXT" -- MOST IMPORTANT INDIE EMERGING ARTIST: M.I.A.

"ON THE RISE" -- MOST IMPORTANT MAINSTREAM EMERGING ARTIST: FALL OUT BOY

"ON THE REBOUND" -- BEST COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: MARIAH CAREY

"DEJA VU" -- BEST COVER SONG BY AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST: LISTEN TO YOUR HEART BY D.H.T. (ROXETTE)

"THE SINGLE LIFE IS GOOD" -- BEST SOLO CAREER: GWEN STEFANI

"DREAM DUET" -- ARTIST COLLABORATIONS WE'D LIKE TO SEE: SHAKIRA & USHER

"DASHBOARD ANTHEM" -- BEST POP SING-ALONG SONG OF 2005: SINCE U BEEN GONE BY KELLY CLARKSON

"TURN UP THE HEAT" -- SEXIEST SONG: DON'T CHA BY PUSSY CAT DOLLS (FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES)

"SOLID AS A ROCK" -- FAVORITE MUSIC COUPLE: FAITH HILL & TIM MCGRAW

"SO YOU WANNA BE A MOVIE STAR?" -- ARTISTS WE'D LIKE TO SEE CROSS OVER TO FILMS: KEITH URBAN

"WHERE'S MY LIGHTER?" -- MOST LIKELY TO HAVE ANOTHER 'FINAL' TOUR: CHER

"UNDER THE RADAR" -- ARTIST MOST OVERLOOKED BY FM RADIO: RYAN ADAMS

"ON THE BRINK" -- BEST UNSIGNED ARTISTS: LAST CONSERVATIVE

"XM NOW" -- MOST IMPORTANT ESTABLISHED ARTIST: U2

40's ICON: FRANK SINATRA

50's ICON: ELVIS PRESLEY

60'S ICON: BEATLES

70'S ICON: THE EAGLES

80'S ICON: MADONNA

90'S ICON: GARTH BROOKS

BEST NEW ROCK ARTIST: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: GREEN DAY

BEST NEW ACOUSTIC ROCK ARTIST: TOM LANGFORD

ACOUSTIC ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: RAY LAMONTAGNE

BEST NEW POP ARTIST: THE CLICK FIVE

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: KELLY CLARKSON

BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST: SUGARLAND

COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR: KEITH URBAN

BEST NEW URBAN ARTIST: JOHN LEGEND

URBAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: KANYE WEST

BEST NEW JAZZ ARTIST: MADELEINE PEYROUX

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR: CHRIS BOTTI

BEST NEW BLUES ARTIST: ZAC HARMON

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR: B.B. KING

BEST NEW DANCE ARTIST: D.H.T.

DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: JENN CUENTA

BEST NEW CHRISTIAN ARTIST: BETHANY DILLON

CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: SWITCHFOOT

BEST NEW GOSPEL ARTIST: KIKI SHEARD

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: YOLANDA ADAMS

BEST NEW LATIN ARTIST: MARIANA SEOANE

LATIN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: SHAKIRA

BEST NEW CLASSICAL ARTIST: YUNDI LI

CLASSICAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: YO-YO MA

BEST NEW XM KIDS ARTIST: UNCLE JIM

XM KIDS ARTIST OF THE YEAR: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

BEST NEW COMIC: GARY GULMAN

COMIC OF THE YEAR: DANE COOK

MOVIE SOUNDTRACK OF THE YEAR: JOHN WILLIAMS/STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH

BEST MODERN DAY COMPOSER: DANNY ELFMAN

BROADWAY COMPOSER/SCORE OF THE YEAR: ERIC IDLE & JOHN DUPREZ/MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

BROADWAY COMPOSER ICON: RICHARD RODGERS

BEST NEW REGGAE ARTIST: JAH CURE

REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: DAMIAN MARLEY

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Source: XM Satellite Radio

CONTACT: Anne-Taylor Griffith of XM Satellite Radio, +1-202-380-4151,
annetaylor.griffith@xmradio.com

Web site: http://www.xmradio.com/




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