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MTV VMA Report

MTV VMA Report

Date: Sep 10 2001


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Fatboy Slim Wows the Crowd by Winning Six *_MTV Video Music Awards
After getting nine nominations for his video “Weapon of Choice,” Fatboy Slim won six moon men at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards Thursday, September 6 in New York.
“Weapon of Choice,” which stars actor Christopher Walken[/def] and was directed by Spike Jonze[/def], didn’t win in any of the major categories, but did receive the Best Direction Award, as well as Breakthrough Video, Best Editing, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.
Other big winners were: ‘NSync with four awards (Best Pop Video, Best Group Video, Best Dance Video, and Viewers’ Choice for “Pop”); Gwen Stefani, who sang on both Moby’s “South Side” and Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”; and Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and _Pink’s “Lady Marmalade” (Best Video of the Year and Best Video from a Film).
See all of the winners below.


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_2001 MTV Video Music Awards winners:
* Best Video of the Year: Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink, “Lady Marmalade”
_ Best Male Video: Moby featuring Gwen Stefani, “South Side”
Best Female Video: Eve featuring Gwen Stefani, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”
Best Group Video: ‘NSync, “Pop”
Best Rap Video: Nelly, “Ride Wit Me”
Best Dance Video: ‘NSync, “Pop”
Best Rock Video: Limp Bizkit, “Rollin’”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Outkast, “Ms. Jackson”
Best Pop Video: ‘NSync, “Pop”
Best New Artist: Alicia Keys
Best Video From a Film: Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink, “Lady Marmalade”
Best R&B Video: Destiny’s Child, “Survivor”
Best Direction: Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice,” director Spike Jonze
Best Choreography: Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice”
Best Special Effects: Robbie Williams, “Rock DJ”
Best Art Direction: Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice”
Best Editing: Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice”
Best Cinematography: Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice”
Breakthrough Video: Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice”
Viewers Choice: ‘NSync, “Pop”
MTV2 Award: Mudvayne, “Dig”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: U2
MTV International Awards
MTV Australia: Paulmac, “Just the Thing”
MTV Japan: Hikaru Utada, “Can You Keep a Secret?”
MTV Latin America (Central) : Dracma, “Hijo de P_ta”
MTV Latin American (North) : Alejandro Sanz, “El Ama Al Aire”
_ MTV Latin America (South) : Catupecu Machu, “Y Lo Que Quiero Es Que Pises Sin El Suelo”
MTV Brazil: Charlie Brown Jr., “Rubao, O Dono Do Mundo”
MTV Russia: Tatu, “Ya Soshla s Uma”
MTV Southeast Asia: Kyla, “Hanggang Ngayon”
MTV Korea: G.O.D., “Lie”
MTV Mandarin: Jolin Tsai, “Fall in Love with a Street”
MTV India (Hindi Film) : Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, “Kambakth Ishq
  • MTV India (Hindi Pop) : Ustad Sultan Khan, Chitra, “Piya Basanti”



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The 2001 VMA’s were fun to watch, but I don’t think they were as good as they’ve been in the past. Jamie Foxx hosted the show, and I usually think he’s funny, but I don’t remember laughing at anything he said during the show.
For me, the best part of the show was Alicia Keys performance of her song, “Fallin’.” She received a standing ovation when she finished singing, and she deserved it. She is, without a doubt, one of the most talented musicians in the world.
Other highlights of the show included Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule performing their song, “I’m Real” and Michael Jackson’s surprise appearance at the end of ‘NSync’s performance of “Pop.” Michael came on stage and danced as only Michael can.
Hopefullly you got the chance to watch the VMA’s. If you didn’t, you should go to MTV.com and learn more about them. If you have any questions about the awards or the show, come to the “Music Mix” message board and let us know!
Take it easy,



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