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:: Spotlight :: 2007 MTV Video Music Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

It is one of the biggest nights in American music and was hotter than the Las Vegas desert as performers from every genre celebrated their musical achievements for 2007. This year's show rolled out four new categories: “Male Artist of the Year / Female Artist of the Year”, “Monster Single of the Year,” “Most Earthshattering Collaboration,” and “Quadruple Threat.”

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards were held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Pearl Theatre at the Palms Hotel and Casino on September 9, 2007.

Here are the winners.

Video of the Year - Rihanna featuring Jay-Z “Umbrella”
Male Artist of the Year - Justin Timberlake
Female Artist of the Year - Fergie
Best Group - Fall Out Boy
Best New Artist - Gym Class Heroes
Most Earthshattering Collaboration - Beyonce and Shakira - Beautiful Liar
Quadruple Threat of the Year - Justin Timberlake
Monster Single of the Year - Rihanna featuring Jay-Z “Umbrella”
Best Director - Justin Timberlake “What Goes Around…Comes Around” directed by Samuel Bayer
Best Editing in a Video - Gnarls Barkley “Smiley Faces” edited by Ken Mowe
Best Choreography in a Video - Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. “My Love” choreographed by Marty Kuldeka

Fall Out Boy Nicole Scherzinger & Eve
Alicia Keys Britney Spears
Beyonce Knowles Timbaland, Justin Timberlake & Nelly Furtado