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2/13/2006

 
'The 4th Annual TRL Awards,' Celebrating the Show's Most Exciting Artists and Moments, Set to Air on February 25th at 12:00PM (ET/PT)

The Star Studded Awards Show To Feature Appearances By Mariah Carey, Bono, Madonna, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Ashlee Simpson, Amanda Bynes, Jessica Alba, Stephen Colletti from Laguna Beach And A Special Performance By Chris Brown

Starting On February 13th Viewers Can Vote on MTV.com To Determine Outcome of The 'TRL Awards' With MTV Overdrive to Feature Footage of Nominees and Winners

Madonna To Be Honored With 'Lifetime Achievement Award' And Bono With "Most Inspired Artist Award."

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees "The 4th Annual TRL Awards" set to air on Saturday, February 25th at 12PM ET/PT. MTV's "TRL Awards" will recognize and honor the people that make TRL one of the most diverse and dynamic live shows today. This year's edition will be the most star-studded show to date with some of today's hottest celebrities accepting and presenting awards, live performances by some of your favorite TRL artists and a few more surprises along the way.

Hosted by MTV VJs Damien Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo and Susie Castillo the "TRL Awards" will celebrate some of the most exciting artists and moments. The awards special will include appearances by Mariah Carey, Bono, Madonna, Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Ashlee Simpson, Amanda Bynes, Jessica Alba, Stephen Colletti from Laguna Beach and a special performance by Chris Brown, we also go exclusive in the studio with Christina Aguilera and talk to her about her new album and more.

This year's "TRL Awards" will present its most coveted awards to two of the biggest names in music. "The Lifetime Achievement Award" will be presented to Madonna who over the course of her career has impacted not only her fans, but other musicians. By always reinventing herself, Madonna has stayed popular and relevant throughout her career. The massive success of her album, and her video "Hung Up" on the TRL countdown, shows her popularity with the MTV viewers. Past recipients of this award have been P Diddy and Eminem. The "TRL Awards" will also acknowledge Bono, for his incredible humanitarian efforts, with the "Most Inspired Artist Award." This award was created for artists who transcend the world of music to make a profound impact on MTV's audience, as well as people around the globe. By giving Bono this award, MTV will thank him for all of his amazing work, and give viewers yet another opportunity to become more involved with issues that truly matter.

Viewers can vote to determine the outcome of the "TRL Awards" on MTV.com starting February 13th through February 21st. In addition, fans can log onto MTV.com to watch select clips of the nominees, and other streaming videos leading up to the big February 25th show. Viewers can also go to MTV.com to check out flipbooks of celebrities presenting and performing, red carpet flipbooks, backstage flipbooks and in the studio highlights as well as highlights from last year's show. MTV Overdrive the network's broadband channel will also take part in this special night by providing details on video playlists of hit singles from this year's nominees. Viewers will have access to interviews, backstage and red carpet action. They can also get access to the winner's video playlists and several other video playlists from the night's winners; each playlist will include acceptance speeches. In addition fans can get up close with Christina Aguilera as she talks about her new album on MTV Overdrive. For more details, go to MTV.com.

Following are the nominees for the "TRL Awards:"

TRL's 1ST LADY
Kelly Clarkson
Gwen Stefani
Shakira
Mariah Carey

MAN OF THE YEAR
Kanye West
Eminem
50 Cent
Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ciara
Fall Out Boy
Chris Brown
My Chemical Romance

ROC DA MIC (Best Live Performance)
Green Day (Spankin' New Music Week)
50 Cent (Spankin' New Music Week)
Gwen Stefani (Spankin' New Music Week Vegas)
Black Eyed Peas (Spankin' New Music Week Vegas)

FAKE ID (Best Guest Under 21)
Chris Brown
Daniel Radcliffe
Lindsay Lohan
Hilary Duff

BEST GROUP THAT ACTUALLY PLAYS INSTRUMENTS
The Killers
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Green Day
Simple Plan

WET YOUR PANTS (Funniest Guest)
Jamie Foxx
Vince Vaughn
Jack Black
Anthony Anderson

QUIT YOUR DAY JOB (Best Guest Host)
Shia LaBeouf & Amanda Bynes
Hilary Duff
Jessica Alba
Snoop Dogg & Ludacris

CRASH AND BURN AWARD (Guest Who Shot Down Damien the Best)
Jennifer Aniston
Charlize Theron
Jessica Alba
Suchin Pak

The official sponsors of the "TRL Awards" are Taco Bell, Virgin Mobile and MSN Messenger.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B) , is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

Source: MTV

CONTACT: Andrea Manning, MTV, +1-212-846-5793,
Andrea.manning@mtvstaff.com, or Melissa Barreto, MTV, +1-212-846-7226,
Melissa.Barreto@mtvstaff.com

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




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