2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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2000 MTV Video Music Awards
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DateThursday, September 7, 2000
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Hosted by Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans
Website http://www.mtv.com/vma/2000/
Television/radio coverage
Network MTV

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 7, 2000, honoring the best music videos from June 12, 1999, to June 9, 2000. The show was hosted by Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Marlon Wayans American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer

Marlon Lamont Wayans is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick. However, Wayans had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream, which saw his departure from the usual comedies.

Shawn Wayans American actor, producer, writer and comedian

Shawn Mathis Wayans is an American actor, DJ, producer, writer and comedian who starred in In Living Color, The Wayans Bros., and White Chicks. He is the brother of Marlon, Keenen Ivory, Damon Sr., Kim, Elvira, Ebony R. Hemphill-Wayans, and Ryan A. Wayans.

Radio City Music Hall concert hall and music venue in New York City

Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue at 1260 Avenue of the Americas, within Rockefeller Center, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation, it is notable as the headquarters for the Rockettes, the precision dance company.

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The 2000 show is best remembered for Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine climbing a piece of set scaffolding and refusing to come down after his band lost the award for Best Rock Video to Limp Bizkit. The show went to commercial while security removed Commerford, who was later arrested and forced to spend a night in jail.

Tim Commerford American musician

Timothy Robert Commerford is an American musician, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for the American rock band Rage Against the Machine, supergroups Audioslave and Prophets of Rage (2016–present). Since 2013 and 2015, he has also been the lead singer and bassist of the bands Future User and WAKRAT.

Rage Against the Machine American rock band

Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk. Their songs express revolutionary political views. As of 2010, they had sold over 16 million records worldwide.

Limp Bizkit American nu-metal band

Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, DJ Lethal (turntables), and Wes Borland. Their music is marked by Durst's angry vocal delivery and Borland's sonic experimentation. Borland's elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint, masks and uniforms, also plays a large role in the band's live shows. The band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, have sold 40 million records worldwide and won several other awards.

Britney Spears performed her hit single "Oops!...I Did It Again" which went on to become one of the VMA's most iconic and controversial performances. However, she received some criticism over her skin-colored performance attire. 'N Sync also performed their hit single "Bye Bye Bye". Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst later joined Christina Aguilera onstage as a surprise guest during her performance of "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)".

Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress

Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she appeared in stage productions and television series, before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first two studio albums, ...Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!... I Did It Again (2000), were global successes and made her the best-selling teenage artist of all-time. Referred to as the "Princess of Pop", Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Oops!... I Did It Again (song) song by Britney Spears

"Oops!... I Did It Again" is a song by American singer Britney Spears, from her second album of the same name. It was released on March 27, 2000, by Jive Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub. "Oops!... I Did It Again" is a song that lyrically speaks of a female who views love as a game, and she decides to use that to her advantage by playing with her lover's emotions. Its bridge features a dialogue which references the blockbuster film Titanic (1997).

Bye Bye Bye 2000 single by NSYNC

"Bye Bye Bye" is a song by American boy band, NSYNC. It was released on January 11, 2000 as the lead single from their third studio album No Strings Attached. The song was written and produced by Kristian Lundin and Jake Schulze, with additional writing by Andreas Carlsson. Its lyrics describe the end of a romantic relationship; it was reported to also reference the group's separation from their manager Lou Pearlman and their record label RCA Records.

For the second year in a row DMX did not show up for his scheduled performance; as a result, Nelly's performance, originally scheduled for the pre-show, was promoted to the main event. Other highlights included Eminem performing amidst an army of "Slim Shady" lookalikes and a humorous montage dedicated to past VMA winners who had failed to repeat their previous success.

DMX (rapper) American rapper and actor

Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998 to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. He released his best-selling album,... And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single "Party Up ". Since debuting in 1998, DMX has released seven studio albums.

Nelly American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the title-track was a top ten hit. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States. His following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma". Other singles included "Work It", "Air Force Ones", "Pimp Juice" and "#1".

This was Aaliyah's last appearance at the VMA awards before her death a year later in August 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She won her two and only VMA awards that night, for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film for "Try Again".

Aaliyah American singer, actress, and model

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress, and model. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At the age of 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.

Death of Aaliyah 2001 aviation accident that killed American singer, actress and model Aaliyah

Aaliyah was an American singer and actress who was killed in a plane crash on August 25, 2001 at the Marsh Harbour Airport on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. She had just completed filming for the music video for her single "Rock the Boat". Employees of Virgin Records America accompanied her on the flight. The Cessna 402 twin-engine light aircraft, piloted by Luis Morales III, crashed shortly after takeoff. In addition to Aaliyah, eight other people were killed in the plane crash. She was 22 years old at the time of her death.

Try Again (Aaliyah song) single by Aaliyah

"Try Again" is a song by American singer Aaliyah. It was written by Static Major and Timothy Mosley, and produced by Timbaland. The song was released on February 22, 2000, as the lead single for the soundtrack to the film Romeo Must Die, and was later included on international pressings of the singer's self-titled album. "Try Again" features an intro in which Timbaland pays homage to Eric B. & Rakim by rapping the duo's opening verse from "I Know You Got Soul".

Nominations

Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year

Eminem – "The Real Slim Shady"

Blink-182 American rock band

Blink-182 is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992. Since 2015, the lineup of the band has consisted of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. Founded by guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, Hoppus and drummer Scott Raynor, the band emerged from the Southern California punk scene of the early 1990s and first gained notoriety for high-energy live shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor.

All the Small Things single

"All the Small Things" is a song by the American rock band Blink-182. It was the second single released from the band's third album Enema of the State (1999). The track was composed primarily by guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge as an ode to his then girlfriend. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jerry Finn, the song was created with the intention of shipping it to radio, as the trio felt they needed a single "really catchy and basic."

DAngelo American musician

Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Along with artists like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, and collaborator Angie Stone, D'Angelo is associated with the Neo soul movement.

Best Male Video

Eminem – "The Real Slim Shady"

Best Female Video

Aaliyah – "Try Again"

Best Group Video

Blink-182 – "All the Small Things"

Best New Artist in a Video

Macy Gray – "I Try"

Best Pop Video

'N Sync – "Bye Bye Bye"

Best Rock Video

Limp Bizkit – "Break Stuff"

Best R&B Video

Destiny's Child – "Say My Name"

Best Rap Video

Dr. Dre (featuring Eminem) – "Forgot About Dre"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Sisqó – "Thong Song"

Best Dance Video

Jennifer Lopez – "Waiting for Tonight"

Best Video from a Film

Aaliyah – "Try Again" (from Romeo Must Die )

Breakthrough Video

Björk – "All Is Full of Love"

Best Direction in a Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Californication" (Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Best Choreography in a Video

'N Sync – "Bye Bye Bye" (Choreographer: Darrin Henson)

Best Special Effects in a Video

Björk – "All Is Full of Love" (Special Effects: Glassworks)

Best Art Direction in a Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Californication" (Art Director: Colin Strause)

Best Editing in a Video

Aimee Mann – "Save Me" (Editor: Dylan Tichenor)

Best Cinematography in a Video

Macy Gray – "Do Something" (Director of Photography: Jeff Cronenweth)

Viewer's Choice

'N Sync – "Bye Bye Bye"

International Viewer's Choice Awards

MTV Brasil

O Rappa – "A Minha Alma (A Paz Que Eu Não Quero)"

MTV India (Hindi film category)

Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik – "Kaho Na Pyar Hai"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)

Falguni Pathak – "Maine Payal Hai Chhankai"

MTV Korea

Clon – "The First Love"

MTV Latin America (North)

Shakira – "Ojos Así"

MTV Latin America (South)

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – "La Vida"

MTV Mandarin

David Tao – "Find Myself"

  • Cheer Chen – "Still Be Lonely"
  • Kelly Chen – "Love You Love Me"
  • Ho Xiang Tin – "The Tears for You"
  • David Huang – "Love Stopped Since Last Night"
  • May Lan – "Running Wild"
  • Faith Yang – "Hold Still"

MTV Russia

Detsl – "Vecherinka"

MTV Southeast Asia

Ahmad Dhani and Andra Ramadhan – "Kuldesak"

  • Bazoo – "Pee Fa Party"
  • Jason Lo – "Evening News"
  • Truefaith – "(Awit Para) Sa Kanya"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Performances

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Main show

Appearances

Pre-show

Main show

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