By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      As the awards season starts to die down, there are a few more organizations wanting to give out recognition. The nominations for the Annual Urban Music Awards were announced over the weekend and be held at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on July 7, 2007.

      These awards were originally launched in the U.K. in 2003 and are totally voted on by the public. They recognize not only the artists and the music but also radio stations and personalities along with TV shows, entrepreneurs and video chicks. Here are the nominations (to vote, check out: URBAN MUSIC AWARDS

 

Artist of the Year

Chamillionaire

John Legend

Nas

Nelly Furtado

Papoose

 

Best Album

Akon – Konvicted

Bobby Valentino – Special Occasion

Ciara – The Evolution

Diddy – Press Play

Lupe Fiasco – Food

Nas – Hiphop Is Dead

 

Best Collaboration 2007

Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne – Stutin Like My Daddy

Busta Rhymes feat. Mary J Blige, Missy, Papoose

Diidy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night

Fat Joe feat. Lil’ Wayne – Make It Rain

Ludacris feat. Mary J Blige – Runaway Love

 

Best Entrepreneur

Jimmy ‘Henchmen’ Rosemond

Micheal ‘Blue’ Willams

Russell Simmons

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Timbaland

 

Best Female Group

Cherish

Danity Kane

Floetry

The Pussycat Dolls

 

Best Gospel Act

Alan Jackson

Ce Ce Winans

Kirk Franklin

Mary Mary

Patti Labelle

 

Best Hip-Hop Act 2007

Chamillionaire

Jim Jones

Nas

Papoose

The Game

TI

 

Best International Latino Act

Daddy Yankee

Hector Bambino

RBD

Shakira

 

Best International Reggae Act

Beenie Man

Busy Signal

Sean Paul

Sizzla

Stephen and Damien Marley

 

Best Male group

Gnarls Barkley

Outkast

Pretty Ricky

The Black Eyed Peas

Ying Yang Twins

 

Best Music Video

Cassie – Long Way to Go

Jay Z – Lost Ones

Kelis – Bossy

Ne-Yo – Sexy Love

Rihanna – Unfaithful

 

Best Neo Soul Act

Corrine Bailey Rae

Floetry

India Arie

Musiq Soulchild

 

Best Newcomer 2007

Chamillionaire

Corrine Bailey Rae

Lady Sovereign

One Chance

Rhymefest

 

Best R&B Act

Beyonce

Ciara

Justin Timberlake

Kelis

Rihanna

 

Best Radio Station

Hot 97 ( New York )

Hot 99.3 ( Austin , Texas )

Power 106 ( Los Angeles )

Q 104.7 ( Ventura

XM Raw 66 (Satellite Radio)

 

Best TV Show

Dave Chappelle – The Dave Chappelle Show

Ice T – Ice T’s Rap School

Nick Cannon – Wild and Out

X-Zibit – Pimp My Ride

 

Best US Radio DJ

Angie Martinez

Cipha Sounds

Fatman Scoop

Funkmaster Flex

Kay Slay

 

Best Video Model/Dancer

Gloria Verez

Melyssa Ford

Tanya (From Tony Yayo Video)

 

Most Inspiring Act 2007

Beyonce

Diddy

Lupe Fiasco

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