ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH AT 8:00PM (LIVE ET/TAPE DELAYED PT)
New York, NY - August 2, 2005 -MTV: Music Television today
announced that Mariah Carey and the Killers are set to perform on
the ''2005 MTV Video Music Awards.''Hosted by Diddy, the 2005 VMAs
will broadcast live from AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on
Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 8:00PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT). Mariah
Carey and the Killers join a list of previously announced musical
heavy-weight performers including Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, and
''Mariah and the Killers have both had amazing years - taken together
they have sold more than 8 million albums, set up camp on the
Billboard charts, and spawned numerous hit singles,'' said Christina
Norman, President, MTV. ''We are working closely with Mariah and the
Killers to present two of the most sensational show-stopping
performances for this year's VMAs.''
As one of the best-selling female performers of all time, Mariah
Carey has continuously raised the bar and set the standard of
excellence within the music industry worldwide. Her current album,
The Emancipation of Mimi, is triple platinum in the US with
worldwide sales of the album have topped the 4 million mark. ''We
Belong Together” hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100,
Pop 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay,
Adult R&B (a career-first for Mariah), Rhythmic Top 40, and
Mainstream Top 40 making her the first solo artist ever to top all
eight charts concurrently. The video for ''We Belong Together'' has
been nominated in the Best Female Video and Best R&B Video
''Mr. Brightside''by Island recording group the Killers has generated
four MTV VMA nominations - Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best
New Artist In A Video, and Best Art Direction In A Video. On August
16th, the Killers will release a special album titled, Hot Fuss
Limited Edition, which will include 3 bonus tracks (''Glamorous Indie
Rock & Roll,'' ''The Ballad of Michael Valentine'' and ''Under The Gun'')
never released before in the United States. This one time offer with
special art work will not be available after initial orders are
locked in. With more than 4 million sales worldwide, Hot Fuss is in
its 57th week on the Billboard 200 albums chart (at #25). The #8
best-selling title of the year, it has stayed the longest-running
rock album inside the top 50 on the chart for all of 2005.
The 2005 VMAs will be presented for the first time on multiple MTV
platforms this year giving viewers new ways to experience the show.
Exclusively through MTV Overdrive, the network’s hybrid broadband
channel, MTV viewers will have unprecedented access to the VMAs,
beyond the TV screen.
Salli Frattini and Dave Sirulnick are the Executive Producers for
the ''2005 MTV Video Music Awards.''Michael Dempsey is Producer and
Summer Strauch is Co-Producer. Beth McCarthy-Miller is Director.
Kathy Flynn is Event Producer.
The ''2005 MTV Video Music Awards'' will be available to a potential
viewing audience of over 1 billion people via MTV's 45 channels
reaching 429.1 million households around the world as well as
through syndication, and its convergent and original online
programming will reach the entire online nation, via MTV's 38 Web
sites around the world.
The official sponsors of the ''2005 MTV Video Music Awards'' are Gap,
Jeep, Pantene, Pepsi, Revlon, Saturn, Taco Bell, and Virgin Mobile.
MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA,
VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming
services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VHI, NICKELODEON, NICK
at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV
INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of
12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks.
MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and
syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be