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NEW YORK (PR WIRE) March 17, 2007 — Nominations for the Annual Urban Music Awards was announced today. The music awards ceremony will be held on the 7th of July 2007 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and attended by more than 2,500 Artist, DJs, producers, promoters, record labels executives and urban music fans from across the country.

Celebrating its 5 year anniversary in 2007, the Urban Music Awards USA is proud to launch in the US with the Urban Music Awards has been a successful award ceremony which started in the UK in 2003 and to date is the only ceremony which is 100% nominated and voted for by the public.  The ceremony was born out of the need to recognize the achievement of HipHop, R&B, Soul and urban music artist, labels, radio stations, within different countries and continents around the world.

For the first time ever in awards show history, The Urban Music Awards will expose fans to the insanity on and off the stage at the 2007 show via our recent partnership with the world’s biggest social networking site Millions of   users worldwide will have the opportunity to watch the awards as it happens live online.

“Invincible Media Group and the UMA’s are always looking to innovate, and set trends to create an exciting and entertaining experience to target urban music lovers worldwide and young people who can simultaneously watch the UMA’s whilst chatting real time with their friends about the unexpected moments and seeing their nominated choice go on with a win,” said Jordan Kensington, C.E.O of Invincible Media Group and Executive Producer of the UMA.

Additional UMA programming elements include syndication broadcast of the awards show to 22 TV networks worldwide via Invincible TV and our recent agreement with Music Choice. The No.1 multi-platform music network that reaches millions of music fans through their televisions, online and cell phones. “We are really excited to be involved in the 1st ever Urban Music Awards USA in New York and we will be driving votes and ticket sales through a marketing campaign which will see the UMA’s marketed to over 31 million US households”, said Doug Foreman, Marketing Manager of Music Choice.

This year, radio station Hot 97, Power 106, and XM Raw are all in line for the Best Radio Station category. “We are thankful for the honor and can’t wait to be represented at the UMA’s”, said Dan Halyburton, Sr/Vp Market Manager of Hot 97

The Urban Music Awards is the 1st and only worldwide people’s choice awards ceremony. It’s an awards ceremony who has gained credibility by turning ‘music buyers’ to ‘decision makers’ giving them the  power to decide on who gets nominated and who gets to win one of our coveted trophies. We have been accepting nominations and have received a total of 570,000 submissions by urban music lovers from the USA , Europe and Asia and we are proud to announce these year’s nominees.

The 2007 nominees for the Urban Music Awards USA are:

Artist of the Year


John Legend


Nelly Furtado


Best Album

Akon – Konvicted

Bobby Valentino – Special Occasion

Ciara – The Evolution

Diddy – Press Play

Lupe Fiasco – Food

Nas – Hiphop Is Dead

Best Collaboration 2007

Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne – Stutin Like My Daddy

Busta Rhymes feat. Mary J Blige, Missy, Papoose

Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night

Fat Joe feat. Lil’ Wayne – Make It Rain

Ludacris feat. Mary J Blige – Runaway Love

Best Entrepreneur

Jimmy ‘Henchmen’ Rosemond

Micheal ‘Blue’ Willams

Russell Simmons

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs


Best Female Group


Danity Kane


The Pussycat Dolls

Best Gospel Act

Alan Jackson

Ce Ce Winans

Kirk Franklin

Mary Mary

Patti Labelle

Best HipHop Act 2007


Jim Jones



The Game


Best International Latino Act

Daddy Yankee

Hector Bambino



Best International Reggae Act

Beenie Man

Busy Signal

Sean Paul


Stephen and Damien Marley

Best Male group

Gnarls Barkley


Pretty Ricky

The Black Eyed Peas

Ying Yang Twins

Best Music Video

Cassie – Long Way to Go

Jay Z – Lost Ones

Kelis – Bossy

Ne-Yo – Sexy Love

Rihanna – Unfaithful

Best Neo Soul Act

Corrine Bailey Rae


India Arie

Musiq Soulchild

Best Newcomer 2007


Corrine Bailey Rae

Lady Sovereign

One Chance


Best R&B Act



Justin Timberlake



Best Radio Station

Hot 97 ( New York )

Hot 99.3 ( Austin , Texas )

Power 106 ( Los Angeles )

Q 104.7 ( Ventura

XM Raw 66 (Satellite Radio)

Best TV Show

Dave Chappelle – The Dave Chappelle Show

Ice T – Ice T’s Rap School

Nick Cannon – Wild and Out

X-Zibit – Pimp My Ride

Best US Radio DJ

Angie Martinez

Cipha Sounds

Fatman Scoop

Funkmaster Flex

Kay Slay

Best Video Model/Dancer

Gloria Verez

Melyssa Ford

Tanya (From Tony Yayo Video)

Most Inspiring Act 2007



Lupe Fiasco



Lifetime Achievement (To be announced)

Outstanding Achievement (To be announced)

About Invincible:

Invincible Media Group is the international group of companies behind Invincible Magazine, Invincible Radio, Invincible TV, and Invincible films, Invincible Jeans, Invincible Events and Invincible Mobile . Invincible, was launched by serial entrepeurneur, Jordan Kensington on the 1st of July 1999 in London , United Kingdom as a styles, ideas and impact conscious brand with an aim of serving our very vibrant multi-cultural society. Since its creation , with offices in the UK, Germany, France and the Caribbean, Invincible has launched the careers of musicians, artists, photographers, designers, writers, models and actors around the world, while staking out an unchallenged position for itself at the cutting-edge of international urban cool and inspiration. Fuelled with a dedication to succeed, Invincible promotes a message of unity to empower ethnic diversity and creativity.

Invincible Magazine published 6 times a year has a distribution of approximately 65,000 in Europe with the view of launching in the US in 2007. Its readership is evenly split between men and women of multiple ethnic backgrounds, who possess a college education, and are between the ages of 18 to 35.

Invincible Events is responsible for the World Fashion Awards, British Music Week and the prestigious Urban Music Awards held annually in UK , USA , Africa, Japan , France , & Caribbean .

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