The piece has been picked up by MTV's documentary division, which is committed to working with established filmmakers in exploring uncharted territory.
Then he gets on my case because I did an MTV commercial where I banged a stupid gong.
MTV votes on union recognition A postal ballot of MTV staff is going ahead despite a last-minute hitch.
leather armchair attempt at Rock The Vote, two decades before Bill Clinton went on MTV.
Bennett later claims he made the first ever music video 1981: MTV launches with the Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles.
The singer is in talks with MTV chiefs to appear on the channel's hit show newlyweds.
Taking place at trendy nightclub The Vault, Victoria Island, Lagos, MTV base LIVE!
MTV Online home of the music TV channel and its various offshoots.
When Jackass arrived in Blighty Russell was afforded the dubious privilege of promoting it for MTV UK.
It's about time we saw three quiffs on MTV again!
sprawled on sofas watching MTV.
trendy nightclub The Vault, Victoria Island, Lagos, MTV base LIVE!
Bennett later claims he made the first ever music video 1981: MTV launches with the Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles.
It 's about time we saw three quiffs on MTV again !
However, MTV was forced to retract the story, noting that Spiegel had failed to mention that he was joking.
In the living room I find several teenagers sprawled on sofas watching MTV.
It will feature as part of MTV 's yearlong sexual health campaign, Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself.
The MTV Visa: The MTV Visa is another credit card for young adults.
You can then redeem the points you accumulate for MTV gear, shows, events or gift cards from various retailers.
Go for the Green: Go for the Green is a green game show hosted by former MTV personality Tom Green.
Her work has been showcased on the MTV show Cribs, and Garcia recently appeared on HGTV's reality show Design Star.
Of course, the core of MTV is its music programming.
Remember Kurt Cobain's last performance on MTV in his grey cardigan?
The parody Celebrity Deathmatch, created by Eric Fogel, ran on MTV for a total of six seasons in two different stints, finally leaving the airwaves in 2007.
In a stroke of marketing genius, the two agreed to allow MTV cameras inside their home and life recording their first days as a married couple.
That's right, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro have announced their separation two and a half years after their nuptials were recorded in November 2003, on MTV's " 'Til Death Do Us Part."
Rumors persisted for a long time that Nick wanted Jessica back, but it's Nick that was first to step out on an official post-marriage date, with MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo (who calls herself the "anti-Jessica").
From MTV to MySpace, the saga continues.
The Barkers, whose marriage was the subject of an MTV reality show, announced their separation last week, and man is it getting good!
MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera, a 2001 TV movie, was Beyoncé's screen debut.
Navi has wowed the crowds in dozens of countries and performed for corporate clients ranging from MTV to Coca-Cola.
Their success at the time was furthered by the birth of MTV and music videos; a format which made Boy George's outrageous appearance a selling point for the band.
The album went platinum and earned her an MTV music video nomination.
Justin Timberlake was the first victim on Ashton Kutcher's hit MTV show, Punk'd.
My Name Is was the first rap video to hit the top spot on MTV's TRL.
However, MTV and VH1 opted to keep it on the air.
Shortly after posing for Playboy in 1996, Carmen Electra began appearing regularly on Baywatch and MTV's Singled Out.
Carmen and Dave documented much of their relationship in the MTV reality show 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave.
Shortly after their wedding, the couple signed a deal to appear together on the hit MTV reality show Newlyweds.
Estrada appeared on The Surreal Life on VH1 in 2004, Osbourne, of course, was seen on MTV's The Osbournes, and skateboarder Wee Man was on MTV's Jackass.
The Kazakhstan government threatened to sue Baron Cohen following his appearance on the MTV Europe Music Awards as Borat.
Baron Cohen appeared as Borat at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, but his appearance was edited out due to sexist remarks about Jessica Simpson.
From the reality genre's early days of MTV's Real World, to, well, almost any reality concept you can think of, reality shows have run the gamut.
He hosted the 2002 MTV Movie Awards with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
He hosted the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, as well as the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
Once the MTV reality show about her new marriage to Nick Lachey (Newlyweds) aired in 2003, Simpson became a household name.
Her appearance at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in a sexy bathing suit brought even more attention to the diminutive actress.
Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker appeared on the MTV series, Meet the Barkers, showing viewers a glimpse of their marriage and kids.
While many caught their first look at the couple when they appeared on their MTV reality series, most fans were already familiar with them.
In 1992, he hosted You Wrote It, You Watch It on MTV where viewers sent in stories to be acted out by a comedy troupe.
Stewart later hosted his own show on MTV, appropriately titled The Jon Stewart Show.
The show marked the first talk show for MTV and was very successful.
His role as Kelso in the sitcom That 70s Show was the part that started the ball rolling, and he went on to host MTV's Punk'd.
The two appeared on an MTV reality program called Chaotic, chronicling their romance.
With a sister who had already paved the way, and a manager in father Joe Simpson, she jump started her career in 2004 with an MTV reality show.
The Ashlee Simpson Show chronicled her start in the business, giving MTV viewers a very personal behind-the-scenes look at Ashlee.
Shortly after the incident, Simpson called MTV's Total Request Live and explained that the Saturday Night Live debacle was due to an acid reflux condition that caused her to lose her voice.
She was an MTV Total Request Live DJ for a short time.
The role earned her a lot of recognition, including a Golden Globe nomination, the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the Saturn award for Best Young Actress.
She hosted the 2001 MTV Movie Awards with Jimmy Fallon.
MTV Movie Award (2006), Best Comedic Performance, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
He was a presenter at the 2005 and 2006 MTV Music Video Awards and hosted the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.
Katharine McPhee also was cast in the short-lived MTV series, You Are Here.
Actor Jason Wahler, 20, of MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills, was arrested over Easter weekend in Seattle, Washington.
He told MTV News that it may happen later this year, however, he also plans to release a follow-up album to 2004's Confessions by November 2007.
In his best-known rant to date, he stormed up on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to claim that Beyonce's video should have won.
Following an appearance at the MTV Movie Awards on June 3, 2007, Hilton reported to jail in the early hours of June 4.
Not only has he made a deal with MTV to produce a reality television show starring recently crowned beauty queens, NBC has decided to bring back The Apprentice for at least one more run.
In Donald Trump's world, and that of MTV's, it is.
Navarro and Electra starred in the MTV reality show 'Til Death Do Us Part, which took a look at their relationship and wedding.
MTV reality programming hasn't been kind to some of the stars.
She is currently nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards.
Heidi Montag, star of MTV's The Hills, has been making headlines lately for her verbal war with costar Lauren Conrad.
More insults were flung during interviews, until MTV finally put The Hills cast on "media blackout," keeping them from providing further interviews.
A virtual tour of the property is available at Flicklife.com, recorded from the MTV special, Priciest Pads Countdown.
One of the best resources for taking a peek at celebrity homes is by viewing MTV's Cribs.
After working as a script consultant for VH1 and MTV, Good Morning America hired Colbert to film humor segments for the morning show.
The stress of the custody battle may be getting to Spears, as evidence by her recent disappointing performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Heidi Montag appeared on MTV's semi-reality series Laguna Beach as well as the follow-up, The Hills.
MTV Europe Music Awards - Lost the "Best Video" award to European artists Justice Vs Simian.
This latest battery charge for Kid Rock is closely followed by his MTV Video Music Awards kafuffle with Tommy Lee.
Shar Jackson, however, was the big winner at the conclusion of MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar competition.
Since then, Jackson has continued to work on her acting career - until MTV came calling.
Even Damien Fahey, host of MTV's TRL stated "If I were a betting man, I would definitely bet she was pregnant," after J-Lo stopped by the wildly popular show to promote her new CD Brave.
MTV's The Hills is often ridiculed for its fake reality - but star Lauren Conrad says it's all real.
The Hills is a spin-off of MTV's Laguna Beach, following the lives of Lauren Conrad and her friends after they leave home and begin their post-high school lives.
While celebrity sexual orientation is generally not an issue, the premise of Tila Tequila's MTV reality series, based on her being bisexual, was somewhat compromised when news hit that she is really straight.
In spring 2007, MTV and Tila Tequila developed a new reality program based on Tila's bisexuality, which eventually hit the air in fall 2007.
The season finale of A Shot at Love will air December 18 at 10 p.m. A Shot at Love is MTV's second most popular series (first place goes to The Hills).
Won the 2006 MTV Movie Award for Best Hero for his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Lauren Conrad, star of the MTV series The Hills, has become a popular fixture on the reality star circuit.
Conrad and Port were reportedly let go from Teen Vogue, and the magazine was said to have not wanted to continue working with MTV because of the girls behavior.
After Heidi Montag fell a bit flat with her first music single "Higher," it seemed that she would just fall back on her status as reality show star on MTV's The Hills.
Despite Heidi Montag's feud with The Hills co-star Lauren Conrad, the MTV reality series goes on.
Montag is the second cast member of the MTV drama to enter the world of fashion design.
In 1990, Stiller was offered a 13-episode show on MTV, called The Ben Stiller Show, which parodied a variety of TV shows and films.
Ben Stiller has hosted MTV's Music Video Awards and provided a number of short films for various MTV awards, including the Tom Cruise spoof, Mission: Improbable.
Seacrest reportedly approached Brody to do his own MTV show Bromance.
It also earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
Another, much nicer rumor has it that MTV is in talks with Whitney Port to star in her own show about her trials and tribulations at her new gig for People's Revolution.
This cyber-success was later parlayed into her own reality show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila on MTV.
Not learning from her mistakes (or anyone else's who try to find love on TV) the first time, a second installment of A Shot at Love began airing on MTV in April of 2008.
Yep, just like Bret Michaels on VH1's Rock of Love and his seemingly perennial search for true love, you can bet that Tila Tequila will make another appearance on MTV in the next season of A Shot at Love 3.
MTV has confirmed that casting for A Shot at Love 3 has begun, minus Miss Tequila.
When asked why she declined MTV's invitation to participate in the third season of the dating show, Tequila replied "I'm doing something else with my life.
In 1996, Loveline made the transition to television, airing on MTV.
In late 2008, MTV picked up another Dr. Drew Pinsky program called Sex with Mom and Dad.
Word is that Huston hired Robert Shapiro as his legal representation in a lawsuit he plans to file against MTV.
MTV execs state that they know nothing about a lawsuit, pending or otherwise.
Pacitti also starred in an MTV reality show called First Year, during which she spent a year launching her music career.
On Sundays, each week's episodes will air as a marathon on MTV.
In a completely separate case, the cast and crew of MTV's Real World have just returned to the United States from Cancun, Mexico, where the show was taped.
Former MTV reality show bad boy Jason Wahler was arrested recently for a drunken tirade involving shoes.
One of these new projects is a reality show for MTV, produced by reality television guru Mark Burnett.
While details regarding this show are still not clear, MTV has ordered a pilot and is expected to pick it up for 2010.
He also made appearances on the MTV game show Remote Control.
She has also won an American Music Award, six BET awards, seven Billboard magazine awards, thirteen MTV awards, and seven Grammys.
No stranger to television, Kelly and her family were once the focus of the MTV reality show The Osbournes.
Puck, whose real name is David Rainey, was one of the first of many controversial characters on the MTV reality show.
In fact, residents of Seaside Heights protested so much that MTV decided to move the show to Miami Beach.
She had finished high school by that time and appeared as a contestant on the celebrity-based game show Search Party, and hosted MTV's Say What?
Terminator 2 became a huge hit, and Furlong won both a Saturn Sci-Fi Award for Best Young Actor, and an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for his role in the film.
Lady Gaga - Her outfit made entirely of meat, which she donned for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, is just as legendary as Bjork's swan outfit.
Given the July 15 announcement of the divorce, the dates just don't add up according to several sources, including MTV.
MTVU is the MTV answer to college and campus radio.
He has a Nikon commercial, appearances on MTV's Rob and Big Black Show, and an appearance on American Idol.
You are brand new to the guitar: Do you have to check in with MTV to see which end is up?
The success of these experiments can be seen in the laundry list of awards that Mana has earned including four Grammy's, five Latin Grammy's, five Billboard Latin Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America and many more.
Following a performance on MTV Unplugged (a popular show where bands would play their songs acoustically), the band's acoustic reputation began to grow just as the band itself began to disintegrate.
Although a good amount of their music is electric, their stint on MTV Unplugged showed that many of their tracks are just as great when played acoustically.
A great place to begin searching for Nirvana acoustic tabs is with the songs that the band played on MTV Unplugged.
In addition to numerous Grammy awards for Best Metal Performance, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music awards, the band has released seven studio albums.
After touring with Metallica and having some early success with videos on MTV, Metal Church fell into a period of internal struggles that proved to taint the rest of the band's career.
Given away as part of the posh gift bags at the MTV Music Awards, and seen on some of the most alluring faces in the entertainment industry, the Fendi eyewear line is exclusive and enchanting.
In 2001, recent The Omen star Julia Stiles wore Gucci sunglasses (style 1634S) to the MTV Music Awards.
Cavallari, star of MTV's Laguna Beach, has been spotted frequently in public wearing her oversized mirrored aviator sunglasses.
This is because Harmonix went on to partner with Electronic Arts and MTV Games to produce the Rock Band franchise.
Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, published by MTV Games, and distributed by Electronic Arts, The Beatles: Rock Band is one of the most highly anticipated iterations in the Rock Band series.
A little bit heftier than the Slider Sonic, the Slider MTV Edition does seem sturdier because of it.
These are kids aged 9 to 14 who are much too cool for Barney, but also still too young for MTV.
Shown on MTV and MuchMusic (Canada), the show is hosted by Mario Lopez and Layla Kayleigh.
However out of it came some true talent, and from that came the twelve who made it into the MTV spotlight.
Think you've got what it takes to be part of an MTV crew for Season 2?
Dance battles, as seen in the recent MTV film You Got Served are also a part of hip hop dance.
Hip hop dance has also moved off the streets and into the mainstream, so it is natural that the original music video channel, MTV, would have a site dedicated to hip hop.
While the MTV video was popular, nowadays the most popular versions are live videos of Jackson's stage performances of the song, such as a 2001 New York performance.
If you want to use some of these moves yourself, watch MTV for a few days and observe the dancing in the most popular current videos.
The pregnancy rumors became fact when Paris Hilton allowed Christina's secret to slip at a pre-party before the MTV Music Awards.
The company started out in 1984 as LA ROXX, designing custom leather wear for the MTV set.
It was the days of big hair bands and really bad MTV videos.
In 1996, Godzilla even won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Movie Awards for his overall contributions to pop culture.
According to Wired Magazine contributing editor Spencer Reiss said that MySpace is the biggest mall, nightclub and 7-Eleven parking lot ever created and the most disruptive force to hit pop culture since MTV.
MovieCritic.com.au likens the movie to the epitome of the MTV generation's ultimate summer film-action, action, and more action.
On iTunes for instance, you can shop a particular channel, such as HBO, A&E, MTV, or Lifetime Movie Network.
During the 2009, MTV Awards, Pattinson, Lautner and Stewart presented the full trailer for the upcoming release of New Moon to wild cheers from the audience.
New Moon stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner introduced the first trailer at the MTV Movie Awards on May 31, 2009.
The MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2009, was the launch location for the third trailer.
When the first New Moon movie trailer premiered on the 2009 MTV music awards, the sighs and screams of fan-girls could be heard across the nation.
MTV Music Awards Trailer: The first New Moon movie trailer released!
Shown the night of MTV's 2009 Music Awards after Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) introduced the film.
VMA Trailer: The third, and most complete, trailer for New Moon originally aired on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA's).
Mean Girls: Popular with the MTV crowd, Mean Girls is the Clueless of the 2000s.
MTV - This MTV website offers multiple episodes for watching, background information and links to other websites.
Burton made her big break with Total Request Live on MTV and received several Teen Choice Award nominations.
Santoro was also nominated for an MTV Movie Award for his role in the film 300.
Being the focus of MTV's popular reality show Inked hasn't hurt the shop's A-list status either.
During the 1990s, Swatch lent its support to various sports events and musical projects like MTV.
This lead to other hosting gigs on MTV as well as the Oasis Live at Wembley concert.
During a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, she tore off her black suit to reveal a skin-colored suit underneath which generated a lot of controversy.
The Times eventually awarded it the fifth best pop album of the decade, yet declared a single from the album, Gimme More, "one of the worst to grace" the MTV Music Video Awards.
Similar to her sister's successful show (which she also made appearances on), it was aired on MTV and focused on her professional and private life.
However, since the recent success of her MTV reality series, "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica", Simpson has earned her place as a tabloid queen and sex symbol.
After the wedding, MTV began filming Nick and Jessica's life together for a reality series, "Newlyweds".
The television show's success and Simpson's relationship with MTV helped her third album, 2003's In This Skin, to be a smash hit.
Jessica enjoyed a seemingly happy marriage to Nick Lachey on the MTV series "Newlyweds".
There have been numerous nominations for Kelly including Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards, Radio Music Awards, and MTV Music Video Awards.
It cleverly marked the era of pop with references to such entities as MTV, heard in 'Money For Nothing' featuring Sting, and the newly created CD and video technological capabilities.
She took part in a 'Pop Idol' style talent show hosted by MTV where she made it to the last 10 out of 160 participants.
The Eagles reunited in '94 with an MTV concert recording and subsequent album release in November, 'Hell Freezes Over', entitled so because of a comment made when the band initially broke up!
MTV has an online database of thousands of music videos, so all you need to do is search and watch.
Fuse TV, like MTV, offers an extensive selection of music videos to view on their website, along with artist interviews and webcasts of their television shows.
Before long, NIN were darlings of rock radio everywhere, appearing all over MTV and being heralded as the new alternative music heroes.
This particular form of marketing dates back much further than MTV, but it wasn't until MTV's launch in the early 80's that the music video would become a big business.
In 1981, a bold new direction in television was taken with the launch of MTV, a 24-hour music channel.
There were some bands that wouldn't survive the MTV boom, as their physical appearance lacked a mainstream appeal.
A successful new wave group before MTV, it has been theorized that their star would have risen higher if full-figured lead singer Debora Iyall had a more conventional starlet's look.
After MTV became a huge hit, every mainstream band was expected to have a video made for their singles.
Unfortunately, stations like MTV and VH-1 have changed their style a lot in recent years- it is becoming harder and harder for bands to get airtime with music videos.
You may remember T-Pain from 2005, when his impossible to ignore (for many reasons) song I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper) was burning up the airwaves on MTV.
Diddy signed up to work with Lewis on releasing Cassie's debut album, and Next Selection/Bad Boy produced a video for Me & U, which, as of July 2006, has been climbing the MTV and BET request charts.
In that month, she will also make an appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards to promote the album.
To urge young people to avoid his mistakes, he filmed the series Road to Redemption for MTV, which featured him intervening in the lives of a group of out of control teens to help them find more productive paths.
She was also nominated for two 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for her S.O.S. video - Best New Artist and Viewer's Choice Award.
Forget MTV - LTK Music is the place to be for free music video downloads.
Speaking of MTV, remember when MTV used to play all music videos, all the time?
For that matter, remember when MTV used to play music videos, period?
The singles has been streamed over 2 million times from Brooke's MySpace page, and the video charted on both VH1 and MTV.
MTV and VH1 often have free downloads on their sites, especially of new releases.
Since 1981, MTV has been influencing the pop culture landscape with music programming, and MTV music downloads bring that influence into the digital age.
MTV provides a list of over a dozen free downloads.
Some of these songs are also available from the MTV download page, so you should check both sites to make sure you are enjoying as much free music as possible.
The MTV site requires users to register and log in to download music.
There is also an option which allows MTV to share your email address with the musician's music label.
You will need Windows Media Player to enjoy them, and these MTV music downloads are intended to be samples to let you try out new music before buying it.
URGE is an online music download service created by MTV in partnership with Microsoft.
MTV offers more than just music for online fans.
Podcasts - MTV has created podcasts from MTV News segments, artist interviews, and footage from big events like the MTV Movie Awards.
Subscribe to the podcast feed to receive updates on the latest available clips, and download to take MTV with you anywhere.
Hip Hop fans know T.I. has something that makes him stand out from the crowd of the down south flow wannabes, MTV loves him, and thanks to his collaboration with Justin Timberlake, T.I. looks set for crossover success.
Whether you're familiar with the names of these songs are not, chances are that you've heard these tracks on the radio or seen them on MTV.
This is the album that really catapulted Fall Out Boy to mainstream success, which was helped in no small part by a major push on MTV and the use of Fall Out Boy songs in many popular teen TV shows, like Dawson's Creek and The O.C.
This album also earned them several MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy for best new artist.
In 1992, Eric Clapton played on MTV's Unplugged, creating "Layla's" acoustic version that was slower and got rid of the piano riff from the original.
Much Music - Canada's MTV has downloads of the new version of the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, for a price.
They performed on MTV Unplugged later that year, giving fans a new perspective on the band after hearing their songs in this stripped-down format.
In addition, TFK has airplay on MTV Radio and the National Football League and Major League Baseball broadcasts.
Seemingly overnight, the Radiohead: Creep video was in heavy rotation on MTV and Radiohead quickly became a fan favorite stateside.
Find out more about Linkin Park by visiting their official website, their MySpace page, or the Linkin Park MTV artist page.
It looked unlike anything else on MTV at that time, and MTV put it into heavy rotation.
They received tons of MTV plays, which further propelled the band's rise to fame.
Pretty soon, The Jonas Brothers were everywhere a tween frequents, from MTV's Total Request Live to guest appearances on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101.
The promotion of Core brought many big opportunities for Stone Temple Pilots, including a tour with Megadeath and an MTV Unplugged session, and the following for the band only increased.
In addition to his scripted work, he also starred in a special episode of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" titled "Chris Brown: My Super 18."
New music channel MTV also helped to establish the popularity of the band by putting their videos into heavy rotation.
Bow Wow told MTV that he borrowed the title from the 1991 film because his rocky relationship with Dupri mirrors that of main characters Nino Brown and G-Money.
They are also alternatively linked in with British Invasion Two bands (the MTV video bands of the 1980s) and New Wave bands.
Eminem himself told the audience of the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001 that he welcomed the controversy, because it only helps him sell more records.
The video for the song, which received major airplay on MTV, featured clips from the movie and a cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
When MTV began playing their videos, they became instant teen heart throbs, and they began selling out arenas all over the country, playing for a gaggle of screaming young girls every night.
Instead, she performed it for her 1992 MTV Unplugged performance.
The label obliged, and Mariah Carey's I'll Be There became the only single from an MTV Unplugged session to go to number one in Billboard Charts.
YouTube Video One - Watch and listen to the song being performed live on MTV's Unplugged in this YouTube video of the performance.
The oft mimed Bohemian Rhapsody video is credited with planting the seed for MTV.
In 2005, MTV awarded the movie a Silver Bucket of Excellence Award, for outstanding contribution to cinema.
MTV operated by these same rules when they entered the game.
During this time, she wrote songs that were featured on a number of MTV shows.
Bolstered by the lead single Closer to Fine - a duet with Ireland's Hothouse Flowers - the album peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Charts and received heavy radio and MTV play.
The band's music has been featured in several movies, such as Twilight, and they have been named the sixth greatest band of the music video era according to MTV.
As one of the most popular factions in music in 2007, the band was awarded two MTV Video Music Awards, one for best group and another for best new artist.
MTV switched on the lights, played Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles, and, quite simply, nothing has ever been the same since.
The song was the third single from the 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory and thanks to heavy MTV rotation, it stormed up the charts.
MTV was initially reluctant to get behind the video, finally agreeing to give it one 5 AM airing.
MTV helped establish Duran Duran's spot at the top.
Their first video, Girls on Film, caused public outcry around the world and was eventually banned on MTV and other music video networks around the world.
You could hardly watch MTV for 15 minutes without tripping over at least one Duran Duran video.
Propelled by a striking video that was in heavy rotation on MTV, Devo was American New Wave personified.
When MTV first hit the cable airwaves in 1981, it's unlikely that anyone thought the video-playing network would morph into the huge multi-format channel it is today; this includes the number of awards shows MTV holds each year.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video was added as a category in 1989, when MTV revamped its award show to include genre-specific prizes.
It proved popular, especially throughout the 90s, when rap videos ruled MTV and were the subject of several shows on the network, notably the landmark series Yo!
Here are the winners, and the losers, for MTV’s Best Rap Video accolades over the years.
In 2006, MTV discontinued the Best Rap Video award.
The MTV show My Super Sweet 16 introduced the larger public to over-the-top sixteenth birthday celebrations with huge guest lists, professional party planners, catered meals, designer clothes, and expensive decorations.
To some extent, An American Family would influence modern shows like MTV's The Real World.
Take a group of seven strangers and throw them into the same house to live together for several months and you have MTV's recipe for The Real World.
Besides Fox reality TV shows from both past and present day, Fox Reality Channel features other stations' gems, such as MTV's Punk'd and the CW's Beauty and the Geek.
MTV's The Real World often likes to lay claim to being the first reality TV show, and while they certainly sparked the more recent run of reality TV, they were not the first.
The Hills TV show is an MTV ultra-reality show that combines documentary style filming with scenes that are setup to create drama and fulfill parts of different storylines.
MTV reality shows have long been popular with teens and twenty-somethings, as they document real life with plenty of suspense and drama.
Below are a few of MTV's most popular programs, and why they continue to endure.
The Real World, a program first broadcast on MTV in 1992, can be credited as one of television's first unscripted reality shows.
Laguna Beach is another MTV hit that enjoyed a much shorter run than The Real World.
With basically the same concept, Laguna Beach hit gold among MTV reality shows by documenting the lives of a group of wealthy Orange County teenagers.
While Laguna Beach itself hasn't been on the air in a few years, its successful spin off show, The Hills, continues to thrive on MTV's airwaves.
A third long running MTV show is Made, in which teenagers are transformed into their dream persona.
MTV reality shows have a target demographic of ages 18-25, which also happens to be the age requirement for participants on many of their reality shows including The Real World and Road Rules.
As TV programs continue to evolve, we will undoubtedly encounter even more reality shows, and MTV is sure to be a strong contributor in this arena.
For a complete list of MTV reality shows currently on the air, visit MTV.com.
The producer of the American Big Brother is Allison Grodner, who is a noted contributer to cable television shows such as TLC's A Wedding Story and MTV's Flipped.
The premise remains the same: seven people are chosen to live in a big, beautiful home and live their lives while MTV camera crews follow them around.
The film also stars former MTV reality show troublemaker Jason Wahler.
Lauren Conrad of MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills is now a spokesperson for Mark Cosmetics and has her own fashion line.
Jason Wahler, who has starred on MTV's The Hills and Laguna Beach, has three run-ins with the law since September 2006.
The reason: the same sexist and sick behavior seen on popular reality TV shows such as MTV's Real World and The Bachelor can also be found on mainstream dramas like The Sopranos, only there it's referred to as "nuanced storytelling."
MTV's Real World Road Rules Challenge is a reality show that takes cast members from past seasons of both The Real World and Road Rules and has them compete for a cash prize.
To find out the most accurate information regarding the current season, visit the official MTV website.
When reality TV first hit the big time with MTV's Real World, things were calm since no one knew what to expect.
Real World Brooklyn is the 21st installment of the successful MTV reality TV series Real World.
Real World is the longest running show on MTV, and is credited with starting the reality TV craze.
MTV Made is an MTV reality TV program that is part self-help and part makeover show.
In every season of MTV Made, viewers are introduced to a number of teens who want to make a change in their lives or accomplish a goal.
In order for the participants to transform themselves, MTV brings in a team of professionals to coach them including some very famous faces.
Like most reality TV shows, MTV Made depends on contrasts to make it interesting.
If you're interested in being a participant on MTV Made, casting calls are posted at the website.
If you don't fit into one of their suggested categories, you can send an e-mail to their generic address instead (which is also listed), detailing your goal and why you need MTV's help in making it a reality.
MTV Making the Band is a talent-based reality TV show headed by music mogul P.
The show received lukewarm ratings, and was picked up by cable network MTV for successive seasons.
The first two installments of Making the Band on MTV continued to follow O-Town as they rode the path to success.
To catch up with past and current seasons of the show, visit the official MTV website for Making the Band.
Minnillo was Miss Teen USA in 1998, and hosted Total Request Live on MTV from 2003-2007.
The Ikki Twins are the new bachelorettes for MTV's Shot at Love series.
The Ikki Twins originally sent an e-mail to MTV before Tila Tequila quit the series, but MTV didn't read it.
On the reality show Bromance, MTV showcases Brody Jenner in his quest to find a male best friend.
Stay tuned to find out if another season of this show is offered to MTV viewers.
Double Shot at Love is a spin off from the original A Shot at Love reality TV show that aired on MTV.
The show premiered on MTV on December 9, 2008.
You can find episode summaries, photos, bios, and more from the show at the official MTV website.
Whether True Life is more real than some reality shows has been in debate for many years, but MTV has garnered a number of awards for the show.
While MTV True Life covers a variety of topics, some of the more common ones involve addiction, strife, or hobbies.
Most of the issues MTV True Life covers involves serious topics.
You'll find topics that MTV is currently seeking casts for.
One of the biggest criticisms of MTV True Life is how true the issues really are.
For the episode "I'm Gay and Getting Married", MTV won for Outstanding Documentary in 2005.
For the episode "I am Driving While Black", MTV won the Image Award for Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special.
In 2007, MTV won the Prism Award for Best TV Teen Series Episode or Special for the episode "I'm on Crystal Meth".
This social networking pages is a more mature site that is run by MTV.
Engaged and Underage is an MTV reality show that focuses on couples ranging from 18-22 years old who have gotten engaged and have a few weeks until their wedding.
Some feel the term underage means not told enough to drink because the age ranges MTV centers on are 18 to 21.
In the second season MTV featured couples up to 22 years old, but otherwise most people understand that "underage" just means too young to get married.
Official Engaged and Underage MTV Website.
If you are getting married, then see what you need to do for MTV's casting call for this show.
Whether you feel that the ages of the couples on the show are too young or not, MTV has created a show filled with drama and conflict, which is a good base for any show.
His fame comes from appearances on MTV reality shows, starting with the first season of The Real World.
Poison was an MTV and Top 40 radio staple, and at the close of the 80s they were one of the most recognizable bands in music.
The Girls of Hedsor Hall is a reality show featured on MTV.
To find out more information about The Girls of Hedsor Hall, or to find out what time the show airs in your local viewing area, visit the official MTV website.
MTV The City follows former Hills girl Whitney Port through the maze of New York's fashion world.
After appearing on the MTV hit series The Hills alongside Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge for a few seasons, Whitney Port decided it was time to move on.
Not only did Whitney Port get a new job in a new city, but she was also offered her own reality television series by MTV called The City.
Upon accepting her position as PR Director at DVF, Whitney packs up her things and leaves her hometown of sunny Los Angeles for New York City and the series MTV The City was born.
Though MTV The City was met with lower ratings for its premiere episode than The Hills, it still did quite well.
Well enough that MTV and Whitney Port have agreed to do a second season.
He has also appeared in the MTV reality show Making the Band, featuring Danity Kane.
T.I.'s Road to Redemption is an MTV Networks reality show that follows hip hop star T.I. as he works to encourage a small group of young people to stay out of trouble and turn their lives around.
From G's to Gents is an MTV reality show that aims to transform men who are entirely rough around the edges and transform them into gentlemen.
The format of the show is roughly similar to that of Charm School, which is basically the same idea using female contestants from other MTV reality shows like Rock of Love and Flavor of Love.
As MTV likes to do with all of their reality shows, From G's to Gents has several reunion shows.
MTV The Duel 2 pits 26 former Real World and Road Rules cast members in an intense dog-eat-dog battle with the winners splitting a $300,000 cash prize.
The Duel 2 is the sequel to MTV's highly successful reality competition, The Duel.
The new season premiered on April 8, 2009, and follows veterans from MTV's The Real World, Road Rules and the Fresh Meat challenge as they duke it out in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Duel 2 marks the seventeenth season of MTV's ratings giant Real World/Road Rules Challenge.
Insiders speculate that this could be the final installment of the popular reality competition, as MTV has not contracted additional seasons with the production company in charge of the physically intense Survivor-type show.
After the competitors are chosen, MTV The Duel 2 host, TJ Lavin, holds up five cards for the dueling competitors to randomly choose from.
The Duel 2 can be seen on MTV every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Riki Rachtmann, who is best known for his role as host of MTV's Headbangers' Ball in the late '80s and early 90s, serves as Daisy's advisor on Daisy of Love.
Taking the Stage is an MTV reality show that follows the lives of a small group of students at Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Artst (SCPA).
The hosts this time around are Damian Fahey, host of MTV's Total Request Live, and Myleene Klass, a British entertainer who was a contestant on the U.K. version of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Are you wondering how to get on MTV reality shows?
If you have designs on becoming the next star of MTV reality, this advice will help you get in front of the camera.
Casting for MTV reality shows almost always begin with open casting calls.
MTV advertises their casting calls in entertainment magazines and websites, but the best way to stay up to date on all of the castings is to check the MTV Casting Calls website.
MTV uses this site to announce casting for everything from one-off specials to new seasons of their trademark shows, like The Real World.
One great way to dip your toes into the MTV reality casting process is to apply to be a studio audience member or "fan."
If you are chosen for one of these positions, you may watch a taping at MTV studios, be an audience member for a reunion special for another MTV show or just act as an extra for a variety of shows.
Although landing one of these spots on a show won't guarantee you any special access to other castings, you will get a feel for how casting goes, what filming is like and what MTV is looking for.
The best way to figure out which shows on MTV might be a fit for you is to read the information on the casting call page describing the show.
Sometimes, you will understand exactly what the casting directors are looking for, especially if the show in question is a new season of one of MTV's existing reality shows.
Many MTV castings are held in New York and Los Angeles.
If you are very serious about making your MTV dream come true, setting up shop near these cities will give you more opportunities.
Not only may you unexpectedly click with a certain show or production team, but being cast on one MTV show may lead to being cast on others, including your top choice.
Even if your endgame is to get on The Real World, show up for open calls for other MTV shows that you qualify for.
Even if your endgame is to get on The Real World, show up for open calls for other MTV shows that you qualify for.
MTV's hit reality show 16 and Pregnant chronicles the drama-filled lives of teens who find themselves facing parenthood at a very young age.
In an effort to show its young viewers that teenage pregnancy is less than glamorous, MTV greenlighted 16 and Pregnant.
In July 2009 MTV announced plans to renew 16 and Pregnant, though no airdate has been set for season two's debut.
In addition, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has teamed up with MTV to provide viewing guides for each episode so teens who watch the show, can learn more about safe sex and options available for teen mothers.
Like MTV show Parental Control, Parents' Choice is a fake reality show in which the target believes she is competing to have a single man's parents pick a date for their son.
Upon graduation, Stroud found employment in Toronto with Much Music, the Canadian equivalent of MTV, and moonlighted as a garbage collector.
Fans of MTV's popular reality TV show Real World/Road Rules Challenge delight in watching Johnny Bananas and the way he does not pull a punch.
Evan Stone is a cameraman, who has worked on shows such as The Amazing Race and MTV True Life.
She brings her knowledge of lighting and camera techniques to the team, after working extensively on the MTV reality show Pimp My Ride.
In 2004, while finishing high school, Lauren Conrad appeared in the MTV reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
MTV's Real World Washington DC is another installment of this popular reality TV series.
Every season, MTV casts another seven or eight people to all reside together in an interesting location.
The Jersey Shore TV series premiered in 2009 and quickly became one of MTV's most watched reality shows.
This reality show initially ran for one season with nine episodes, but with the popularity of the Jersey Shore TV series, MTV signed the cast in early 2010 to do at least one more season.
Born on August 14, 1983, Spencer Pratt's name became well known when he starred in the MTV reality show The Hills.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is one of the cast members of MTV's hugely popular reality TV show Jersey Shore.
Jersey Shore features an identical format to MTV's Real World: Take a group of young adults who do not know each other, move them into a home at an interesting location, and start rolling the cameras.
Who was Snooki before joining the ranks of infamous MTV reality TV stars?
With the second season of Jersey Shore in the works, it is assumed that her personal club appearances will wane and will be dominated by appearances scheduled and managed by MTV.
While she uses this term endearingly, making claims that her ideal man is the "guido" type, many Italian American groups complained to MTV that usage of this term is damaging and hurtful.
The Hills, a reality TV show on MTV, started off focusing on Conrad as the central cast member.
Joey Kovar: He became a household name when his aggressive outbursts on MTV's Real World Hollywood were shown on clip shows.
JWOWW is the nickname of a cast member on MTV's reality show, Jersey Shore.
Italian groups and New Jersey residents alike took offense to the behavior of the cast on the show and worried that the enormously popular MTV reality show was perpetuating negative stereotypes.
Jersey Shore debuted on MTV in December 2009 and instantly brought the drama, both onscreen and off.
UNICO organized a boycott of MTV and a petition to get the show cancelled.
On their website, they posted the contact details for everyone at MTV associated with the show and encouraged their members to flood the network with calls and emails in an attempt to get the show pulled.
Viewer numbers talked, and the show broke records for MTV.
Cutrone's then-assistant Stephanie Skinner was featured on an episode of MTV's True Life called I'm Going to Fashion Week.
The Rob Drydek bio is the story of a man who used his talent for skateboarding to build a business empire, with a little help from the reality TV department at MTV.
Though well known on the skateboarding and X-Games circuit, Drydek really became a household name thanks to inking a reality TV deal with MTV.
Stylistically, Rob and Big shared common ground with MTV shows like Jackass and Viva La Bam.
The series finale aired on MTV on April 15, 2008.
Picking up where Rob and Big left off, Rob Drydek's Fantasy Factory premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009.
The Nitro Circus cast is a group of athletes and stunt drivers who banded together for a reality TV show on MTV.
Three years later, MTV picked it up as a regular reality TV series which premiered on February 8, 2009.
He holds a handful of Guinness World Records, including Longest UTV Ramp Jump.Bell is currently the host of the MTV series Ultimate Parkour Challenge.
Nitro Circus enjoyed two successful seasons on MTV, but was ultimately canceled in 2010.
He came in second place on the MTV reality show Rock the Cradle, which pitted the children of famous musicians against each other.
An avid skateboarder herself, Chanel developed a friendship with Dyrdek, who was then in the process of putting together a new MTV reality show called Fantasy Factory.
Reality television may have come into its own in the 2000s, but MTV started it all in the 1990s with their Real World franchise.
Though Real World purists object to the new incarnation, the show remains a popular one in the strong MTV reality TV stable.
A crowned beauty queen, she was featured on the MTV reality show Meet the Barkers which documented her daily activities with her husband Travis Barker.
Stars of MTV's Teen Mom Maci and Ryan have been on a roller coaster ride since Maci got pregnant at 16.
MTV viewers first met Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards when the pair appeared on the first season of 16 and Pregnant.
MTV's Teen Mom home page is the best place to find the latest breaking Teen Mom news.
MTV viewers first met Farrah Abraham when she appeared on the first season of 16 and Pregnant.
Teen Mom, MTV's 16 and Pregnant spin-off, brought Farrah back in front of the cameras a few months after Sophia's birth.
MTV cameras were around to capture the aftermath of the assault.
Head to the MTV Teen Mom home page for breaking news about Farrah and all the other Teen Mom stars.
However, MTV reports that there is a live-action Star Wars TV series planned.
We launch on MTV comics in February 2011.
Cindy also became a household name with the younger generation when she became the host for MTV's House of Style.
Dubbed the "MTV for the 'Net generation," MySpace, in just a few short years, garnered more than 114 million users.
Winer discussed the enclosure concept with MTV disc jockey Adam Curry and demonstrated its use by enclosing a Grateful Dead song in his weblog.
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