MTV today revealed performers for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. Taking the stage to debut new music and deliver live performances are Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls. Hosted by Mike Myers, the awards will air live June 1 at 8 p.m. from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.
Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls will perform music from their upcoming albums during the ceremony. Coldplay is set to perform the single “Violet Hill” from their new album, Viva La Vida, to be released June 17. Known for their hit singles such as “Speed of Sound” and “Clocks,” Coldplay has been one of the most commercially successful acts today, selling more than 30 million albums.
Adding sizzle to the night, sexy singing-and-dancing ensemble, The Pussycat Dolls will deliver “When I Grow Up” from their upcoming album to be released this summer. The CD is a follow up to their triple-platinum debut album, PCD, which featured hit singles including “Don’t Cha” and “Buttons.”
Coldplay and The Pussycat Dolls are just the most recent artists to take to the MTV Movie Awards stage, which has showcased a variety of established and up-and-coming artists. Last year’s show welcomed Rihanna featuring Jay-Z, and Amy Winehouse. Both Amy Winehouse and Rihanna found themselves at the top of the Billboard Album charts following electrifying live performances of their hit singles “Rehab” and “Umbrella” at the “2007 MTV Movie Awards.”
MTV powerhouse Rihanna, whose album Good Girl Gone Bad, was released on June 5, 2007 — just two days after her Movie Awards performance — sold an impressive 162,000 copies in its first week to hit #2 on the Billboard charts. Then emerging artist Amy Winehouse’s album, “Back To Black,” had a sales increase of 33 percent in the same week as her 2007 MTV Movie Awards performance.
Up for the golden popcorn at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards are “Superbad,” leading the way with five nominations, and “Juno,” receiving four nominations. Also vying for an award are “Enchanted,” “Transformers,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Knocked Up” with three nominations each.
MTV has also partnered with some of the most popular UGC video sites, to give anyone and everyone with a creative vision their chance to shine in a celeb-filled arena. Finalists for the “BEST MOVIE SPOOF” will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the “2008 MTV Movie Awards” where one will be crowned the winner.
The destiny of the golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers. Fans can vote by visiting www.movieawards.mtv.com before May 23 to support their favorite nominees in each category.
The 2008 MTV Movie Awards will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.4 billion people via MTV’s global network of 64 channels reaching 559.8 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via more than 180 MTV digital media properties around the world.