1999 MTV Video Music Awards

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1999 MTV Video Music Awards
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Date Thursday, September 9, 1999
Location Metropolitan Opera House, New York City
Host Chris Rock
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV
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The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 9, 1999, honoring the best music videos from June 13, 1998, to June 11, 1999. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.[1] Lauryn Hill was the big winner of the night, taking home 4 Moonmen, including Best Female Video and the big one, Video of the Year

Highlights of the show included Diana Ross jiggling Lil' Kim's exposed breast in response to her outfit, which left her entire left breast uncovered, but for a small pastie on her nipple. The mothers of slain rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., Afeni Shakur and Voletta Wallace, came together to present the Best Rap Video Award. The Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz made a plea for peace in the wake of the sexual assaults at Woodstock '99. Near the end of the night, MTV staged a tribute to Madonna, the most-nominated artist in VMA history, by presenting a host of male drag performers dressed as the singer her past music videos. Rapper DMX was scheduled to perform but was a no-show; as a result, Jay-Z's solo set was extended.

As Backstreet Boys came up and accepted their award for Viewer's Choice, a stranger came onto the stage and said, "Wake up at 3". This person was later revealed to be John Del Signore, who crashed the ceremony in a failed attempt to sell Viacom a show idea.[2]

Nominations[edit]

Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

Best Male Video[edit]

Will Smith — "Miami"

Best Female Video[edit]

Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

Best Group Video[edit]

TLC — "No Scrubs"

Best New Artist in a Video[edit]

Eminem — "My Name Is"

Best Pop Video[edit]

Ricky Martin — "Livin' la Vida Loca"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Korn — "Freak on a Leash"

Best R&B Video[edit]

Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

Best Rap Video[edit]

Jay-Z (featuring Ja Rule and Amil) — "Can I Get A..."

Best Hip-Hop Video[edit]

Beastie Boys — "Intergalactic"

Best Dance Video[edit]

Ricky Martin — "Livin' la Vida Loca"

Best Video from a Film[edit]

Madonna — "Beautiful Stranger" (from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)

Breakthrough Video[edit]

Fatboy Slim — "Praise You"

Best Direction in a Video[edit]

Fatboy Slim — "Praise You" (Director: Torrance Community Dance Group)

Best Choreography in a Video[edit]

Fatboy Slim — "Praise You" (Choreographers: Richard Koufey and Michael Rooney)

Best Special Effects in a Video[edit]

Garbage — "Special" (Special Effects: Sean Broughton, Stuart D. Gordon and Paul Simpson of Digital Domain)

Best Art Direction in a Video[edit]

Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (Art Direction: Gideon Ponte)

Best Editing in a Video[edit]

Korn — "Freak on a Leash" (Editors: Haines Hall and Michael Sachs)

Best Cinematography in a Video[edit]

Marilyn Manson — "The Dope Show" (Director of Photography: Martin Coppen)

Best Artist Website[edit]

Red Hot Chili Peppers (www.redhotchilipeppers.com)

Viewer's Choice[edit]

Backstreet Boys — "I Want It That Way"

International Viewer's Choice Awards[edit]

MTV Australia[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Silverchair — "Anthem for the Year 2000"

MTV Brasil[edit]

Flag of Brazil.svg Raimundos — "Mulher de Fases"

MTV India[edit]

Flag of India.svg A. R. Rahman — "Dil Se Re"

MTV Korea[edit]

Flag of South Korea.svg H.O.T. — "Make a Line"

MTV Latin America (North)[edit]

Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Ricky Martin — "Livin' la Vida Loca"

MTV Latin America (South)[edit]

Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Ricky Martin — "Livin' la Vida Loca"

MTV Mandarin[edit]

Flag of the Republic of China.svg Shino Lin — "Irritated"

MTV Russia[edit]

Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Ricky Martin — "Livin' la Vida Loca"

MTV Southeast Asia[edit]

Flag of the Philippines.svg Parokya ni Edgar — "Harana"

Performances[edit]

Pre-show[edit]

Main show[edit]

Aborted Performance[edit]

Originally, the producers of the show tried to coax the former boy band New Kids On The Block to perform at the ceremony and present an award. Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight and Joey McIntyre were all on board to reunite, but the lone exception was Jonathan Knight. The group will later reunite nine years later, embarking on a studio album and a tour.

Appearances[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauryn Hill, Ricky Martin and Fatboy Slim Dominate TheFinal MTV Video Music Awards Of The 20th Century". Business Wire (allbusiness.com). 10 September 1999. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  2. ^ http://www.theawl.com/2009/11/john-del-signore-bite-me-kanye-i-bum-rushed-the-mtv-video-music-awards%E2%80%94ten-years-ago-this-week
  3. ^ "Kids ThinkLink - CultureLink". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-06-30.