Madonna, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown ‘2008 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS’ Nominees

MTV once again asked viewers to help determine nominees for the “2008 MTV Video Music Awards” and they came through with flying colors and did not disappoint. This Friday on FNMTV the videos that made the cut for “Best New Artist” and “Best Dancing in a Video” were revealed and the diverse nominees range from German rockers Tokio Hotel to legendary superstar Madonna to teen sensations Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

As previously announced, MTV’s 25th annual Video Music Awards will be hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand and will air live and only one time in its original incarnation, on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT). Lil Wayne and the Jonas Brothers have already been confirmed to perform at this year’s show. Presenters and additional performers for the “2008 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” will be announced at a later date.

The “2008 MTV Video Awards” nominees for “Best New Artist” include Jodin Sparks and Katy Perry, who have both already received deserving nods for “Best Female Video.” Also up for “Best New Artist” are German quartet Tokio Hotel, who are already vying for a “Best Pop Video” award, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

Artists up for “Best Dance in a Video” are the multi-talented Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Danity Kane, Pussycat Dolls and a woman who has received several VMA nominations in the past, Madonna, who received a nod for her “4 Minutes” video, featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

Official sponsors of “2008 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” are GM, Pepsi, TAG Body Spray, Taco Bell, Rhapsody and Verizon Wireless.

This year, one lucky viewer will get the chance of a lifetime trip by joining “Do Good. Go to the VMAs.” Think.MTV.com, MTV’s online community for youth activism, is hooking up one young activist and shipping them off to Los Angeles to attend the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards alongside the biggest stars in the industry. From July 24th through August 22nd, all Think.MTV.com members who join the “Do Good. Go to the VMAs” group, at can enter to win two tickets to the VMAS on September 7, 2008 along with travel and hotel accommodations when MTV takes over Los Angeles for this year’s show.

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PICTURED: Rapper Ne-Yo attends the VH1 Summer Of Soul concert to benefit VH1 Save The Music at EMM Group’s THE Estate on July 18, 2008 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Rick Odell/Getty Images)