First Annual Groovevolt.com Music & Fashion Award Winners Announced

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Mariah Carey takes home four awards to lead all winners. Christina Aguilera garners three awards including Album of the Year (Stripped) and Video of the Year (Â?BeautifulÂ?). Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake win three awards. Evanescence wins Best New Artist.

Groovevolt.com, one of the Internet's leading music sites, announced the winners Friday for its First Annual GV Music & Fashion Awards. Voting for the awards took place at Groovevolt.com beginning December 2.

Sultry singer Mariah Carey took home four GV Music Awards, including honors for Best Hip-Hop Collaboration (“I Know What You Want” with Busta Rhymes), Best Female Pop Album (Charmbracelet), Best Female Song Performance (“Through the Rain”), and Best Unreleased Pop Album Track (“My Saving Grace”).

"Thank you to our loyal readers who made the first annual GV Music Awards such an overwhelming success," Groovevolt.com Editor-in-Chief Chauncy Jackson said. “People complain about the state of the music industry, but our readers have highlighted the positive aspects that are so often overlooked.”

Christina Aguilera took home three awards, including two of the top five in the General category. Aguilera beat the likes of 50 Cent, the White Stripes, and Radiohead to take home Album of the Year honors for Stripped. She also took home Video of the Year honors for “Beautiful” and took home a Most Fashionable Music Video award for “Can’t Hold Us Down.”

Missy Elliott took home three awards in the Hip-Hop category, winning awards for Best Female Album (Under Construction), Best Song Performance (“Work It”) and Best Deep Cut (“When Kim Say,” the Lil’ Kim track on which she was featured.)

Other multiple award winners included Luther Vandross, Evanescence, Justin Timberlake, and the late Warren Zevon, whose final album, The Wind, won the award for Best Male Rock Album.

“These awards reflect the feelings of the people who buy the music,” Jackson said. “More than a half-million votes were cast by fans who were interested in voting for their favorite artists. The nominations were not influenced by record company politics, so we consider the results to be an accurate indicator of what was truly popular in the music world last year.”

Nominees were chosen from artists whose albums were released from August 15, 2002 to August 31, 2003. Singles released during that time period were eligible, even if the albums from which the song came were not yet released.

Groovevolt.com is one of the leading music and lifestyle sites on the

Internet, with more than 7.5 million page views and more than 500,000 uniqueusers each month. In the past several months, Groovevolt.com has announced partnerships with Diesel and BMG, both of whom will play an active role in Groovevolt.com's current "It's Your Music" marketing campaign.

Groovevolt.com's parent company, Musik Entertainment Inc., plans to release GV Magazine in Fall of 2004 and launch three video music-based programs during the 2004 spring television season.

For a full list of winners visit: http://www.groovevolt.com/gvawards.asp

For additional information, contact Gail Artise at 212-841-0941 or via

email at gail.artise@groovevolt.com.

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