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The VMAs Are Here

The MTV Video Music Awards are fast approaching, and the nominees have been released.

The best group category proves once again how tragically out-of-touch with the under-24 culture I am becoming. I guess I recognize most of these names, but, with the exception of Fall Out Boy, I can’t name a single one of their songs. I just want to curl up in my room and listen to August and Everything After. Is that so wrong? Is it? Anyway, the nominees are:

Fall Out Boy
Gym Class Heroes
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
The White Stripes

The best new artist category confuses me, because most of these people aren’t new artists. I mean, Carrie Underwood won American Idol in 1994, right? Amy Winehouse had an album go platinum in the U.K. in 2003. How exactly are we defining “new” in this context? And can someone please tell me what song Gym Class Heroes and Peter Bjorn & John gets played on the radio? I even Googled them and I couldn’t figure it out.

Lily Allen
Gym Class Heroes
Peter Bjorn & John
Carrie Underwood
Amy Winehouse

The best female artist nominees don’t matter, because Rihanna’s going to win and Beyonce’s going to be sooo pissed about it.

Nelly Furtado
Amy Winehouse

And I don’t know any of the songs by anyone in the best male artist category, either, except for JT. Oh, Akon does “Smack That,” which, if I recall correctly, was already awarded Song of the Year by Ms. magazine, so I don’t know that it really needs this accolade as well. Let someone else have a chance. The noms:

Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West

The VMAs will air on September 9th on MTV.

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  • I can hardly wait for Kanye West to blow up (again) when he’s shut out (again)

    Kanye’s judgement of his ‘music’ is as accurate as Lindsay’s of her ‘acting’

  • I think Gym Class Heroes are up for “Have to Take Your Clothes Off” a pretty entertaining remake of a really annoying ’80s song. The only other thing of note about them is they (at least, their lead singer) contributed to the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack.

  • Gym Class Heros has the song Cupid’s Chokehold which is a remake of that song “Don’t you look at my girlfriend…she’s the only one I got..not much of a girlfriend never seem to get along” It’s posted on Youtube and the singer is HOT!….and the song is actually kinda fun…. oh and KISS 102.7 in LA airs it