Third Annual Groovevolt Music Awards Winners Announced

Mariah Carey takes home six awards to lead including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Kanye West takes home three awards including Best Hip-Hop Song Collaboration with Jamie Foxx. Fiona Apple, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, and Toni Braxton among multiple award winners.

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NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2006

Groovevolt.com, one of the Internet's leading music sites, announced the winners Friday for its Third Annual GV Music & Fashion Awards. Voting for the awards took place at Groovevolt.com beginning December 20.

Not surprisingly, this year’s voting was dominated by Mariah Carey, who swept the categories in which she was nominated, and took home a record six GV Music Awards, including honors for Album of the Year (The Emancipation of Mimi), Song of the Year (“We Belong Together”), Best Female Pop Album and Best Female Pop Song Performance.

"Mariah Carey has been honored with a number of awards already this year and her six GV Awards are a testament to her successful comeback," Groovevolt.com Editor-in-Chief Chauncy Jackson said. “Carey’s fans are extremely loyal to her and she repays them for their devotion.”

Though he’s not bigger than Jesus (the cover of the current issue of Rolling Stone notwithstanding), Kanye West proved that music fans believed that he was the king of the hip-hop community in 2005, as he took home three awards in the Hip-Hop category.

Another artist who made a successful, if unexpected comeback this year was Fiona Apple, who took home a pair of GV Awards for Best Female Rock Album (Extraordinary Machine) and rock Uberartist – a category in which she beat the likes of Bright Eyes, Saul Williams, Matisyahu, and Ted Leo.

Other multiple award winners included the Black Eyed Peas, Toni Braxton, Destiny’s Child, John Legend, and Gwen Stefani.

“Too many awards are judged by people in the music industry whose motives are politically oriented,” Jackson said. “More than 700,000 votes were cast by fans who were interested in voting for their favorite music. Award winning artists like Carey, Fiona Apple, Rob Thomas and Toni Braxton proved that listeners still believe in artistry by respecting their longevity."

Nominees were chosen from artists whose albums were released from September 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005. Singles released during that time period were eligible, even if the albums from which the song came were not yet released.

While the voting for the Groovevolt Music and Fashion Awards has ended, music fans still have the chance to register for the chance to win 125 full albums from the nominated artists. The sweepstakes, which began January 17 and wraps February 15, will award 125 audio CDs from the 125 artists who were nominated for GV Awards this year, as well as a video iPod and a t-shirt from the site where the winner entered the contest. One runner up will win an iPod shuffle.

Fans can go to a number of fan and lifestyle web sites to sign up, including http://www.mariahdaily.com, http://endor.org/mraz, http:/http://www.lilkimzone.com/, http://fantasiabarrinofan.com/, http://www.popbytes.com/, and http://www.destinyvault.net/.

The full list of the winners of the Third Annual Groovevolt Music Awards follows:

GENERAL

Album of the Year: The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

Song of the Year: “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey

Best New Artist: Fantasia

Video of the Year: “Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani

Best Motion Picture Soundtrack: Be Cool

POP

Best Male Album: Something to Be, Rob Thomas

Best Female Album: The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

Best Male Song Performance: “Beautiful Soul, Jesse McCartney

Best Female Song Performance: “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey

Best Unreleased Album Track: “Circles,” Mariah Carey

ROCK

Best Male Album: Devils and Dust, Bruce Springsteen

Best Female Album: Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple

Best Album, Band, Duo, or Group: Cold Roses, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

Best Performance: “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own,” U2

Uberartist: Fiona Apple

Best Deep Cut: “I’m Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet),” The White Stripes

HIP HOP

Best Solo Album: Late Registration, Kanye West

Best Duo or Group Album: Monkey Business, Black Eyed Peas

Best Collaboration: Gold Digger," Kanye West (featuring Jamie Foxx)

Best Song Performance, Solo: "Get Back,” Ludacris

Best Deep Cut: "Bring Me Down,” Kanye West

R&B/SOUL

Best Male Album: Get Lifted, John Legend

Best Female Album: Libra, Toni Braxton

Best Song, Band, Duo, or Group: “Cater 2 U,” Destiny’s Child

Best Male Song Performance: “Ordinary People,” John Legend

Best Female Song Performance: “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey

Best Deep Cut: "Through With Love,” Destiny’s Child

UBER-SOUNDS

Best Dance Recording: Human After All, Daft Punk

Best Country Album: Fireflies, Faith Hill

Best Inspirational Album: Mary Mary, Mary Mary

Best Alternative Album: Arular, M.I.A.

Best Latin Album: Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1, Shakira

Best Tour: Gwen Stefani

FASHION STUDIO

Most Fashionable Artist: Jennifer Lopez

Trendsetter of the Year: Armani Exchange

Best Urban Fashion Line: Baby Phat

Most Fashionable Music Video: “Please,” Toni Braxton

Most Fashionable Magazine: In Style

Groovevolt.com is one of the leading music and lifestyle sites on the Internet, with more than 6.5 million page views and more than 500,000 unique users each month.

For additional information, contact Lisa London at lisa.london@morei-media.com

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