Fourth Annual Music & Fashion Awards Nominations Announced

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Beyoncé tops all nominees with six nominations. Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley, Justin Timberlake receive five nods. Editors, Jay-Z, Madonna, Nelly Furtado get four nominations.

Beyoncé's popularity both as a singer and as a style icon is matched by few and, accordingly, it is not surprising that she led the pack of nominees this year.

Beyoncé might have arrived late to the release party this year, but her latest album, "B'Day," earned the singer six nominations for the fourth annual Music and Fashion Awards. The singer's six nominations are the most received by an artist this year. Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley, and Justin Timberlake took home five nominations each, and Editors, Jay-Z, Madonna, and Nelly Furtado each received four nominations., one of the Internet's leading music sites, announced the nominees Wednesday for its Fourth Annual GV Music & Fashion Awards. Voting for the awards will take place at beginning December 20, 2006 and the winners will be announced on February 4, 2007.

One hundred twenty-three artists were nominated for at least one award, with Beyoncé leading the way. She received nods for Best Pop Collaboration Duo or Group ("Déjà vu" featuring Jay-Z); Song of the Year and Best Female R&B/Soul Album ("B'Day"); Best R&B Song Performance Duo or Group ("Check on It" with Slim Thug); Best R&B Deep Cut ("Resentment"); Most Fashionable Artist; and Fashion Video of the Year ("Déjà Vu") A complete list of nominees can be found at

"Beyoncé's popularity both as a singer and as a style icon is matched by few and, accordingly, it is not surprising that she led the pack of nominees this year." Editor-in-Chief Chauncy Jackson said, adding "Her feat is even more impressive when you realize that the award nominations were spread out over a number of different songs. She has proven once again that everything she touches turns to gold."

Gnarls Barkley, who burst onto the scene earlier this year, took home five nominations -- Album of the Year ("St. Elsewhere"); Song of the Year and Video of the Year ("Crazy"); Best Hip-Hop Duo or Group Album; and Best New Artist. Also garnering four nods were Editors, who are up for Album of the Year ("The Back Room"); Best New Artist; Best Rock Artist Duo or Group; and Best Rock Song Performance ("Munich.")

"There was so much quality music released in the past year that it was difficult for the nominating committee to make its picks." Managing Editor Roy Opochinski said. "There were at least a dozen acts that received Best New Artist consideration, but, in the end, it was difficult to argue with the virtuosity of Gnarls Barkley, the soulful voices of Jeremiah and Corinne Bailey Rae, and the sheer rock and roll magic that emanated from Arctic Monkeys and Editors."

Music fans who log onto from December 20, 2006 to January 27, 2007, will be able to vote, in 40 categories, for their favorite rock, hip-hop, and pop artists, as well as for their favorite movie soundtrack, deep cuts, and most fashionable artist. In addition, fans can go to's MySpace page where fans can enter a contest to win valuable prizes and talk with fellow fans of the nominated artists.

Nominees were chosen from artists whose albums were released from October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. Singles released during that time period are eligible, even if the albums from which the song came were not yet released. is one of the leading music and lifestyle sites on the Internet, with more than 12 million page views and more than 900,000 unique users each month.'s parent company, Morei Media Group Inc., plans to announce a major expansion of its corporation in early 2007.

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