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XM Satellite Radio's First Annual XM Nation Music Awards

XM Satellite Radio , the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, today announced the winners of the first annual XM Nation Music Awards. Nearly 1.4 million votes were cast by music fans nationwide for nominated artists and categories selected by XM's programming staff in categories range from "Best Pop Sing-Along" to "Dream Duet" to "Artist Most Overlooked By FM Radio."

"This year's XM Nation Award winners really reflect the diversity among the music universe that XM brings to music fans, " said Eric Logan, XM's executive vice president of programming. "The goal of the XM Nation Music Awards is to honor some of today's most talented and interesting musicians. We have struck a chord with music fans across the country by giving them the opportunity to show support for the artists they love."

The awards highlighted unusual face-offs between some of the industry's biggest names including: Shakira and Usher beating out Britney Spears and Snoop Dog for "Dream Duets, " Ryan Adams defeating Sigur Ros and Bright Eyes for "Artist Most Overlooked by FM Radio, " Faith Hill and Tim McGraw edging out Hillary Duff and Joel Madden and Beyonce and Jay-Z for "Favorite Music Couple, " and U2 triumphing over Green Day and Kanye West for "XM Now -- Most Important Established Artist."

XM NATION MUSIC AWARDS 2005 WINNERS

"XM NEXT" -- MOST IMPORTANT INDIE EMERGING ARTIST: M.I.A.

"ON THE RISE" -- MOST IMPORTANT MAINSTREAM EMERGING ARTIST: FALL OUT BOY

"ON THE REBOUND" -- BEST COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: MARIAH CAREY

"DEJA VU" -- BEST COVER SONG BY AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST: LISTEN TO YOUR
HEART BY D.H.T. (ROXETTE)

"THE SINGLE LIFE IS GOOD" -- BEST SOLO CAREER: GWEN STEFANI

"DREAM DUET" -- ARTIST COLLABORATIONS WE'D LIKE TO SEE: SHAKIRA & USHER

"DASHBOARD ANTHEM" -- BEST POP SING-ALONG SONG OF 2005: SINCE U BEEN GONE
BY KELLY CLARKSON

"TURN UP THE HEAT" -- SEXIEST SONG: DON'T CHA BY PUSSY CAT DOLLS (FEAT.
BUSTA RHYMES)

"SOLID AS A ROCK" -- FAVORITE MUSIC COUPLE: FAITH HILL & TIM MCGRAW

"SO YOU WANNA BE A MOVIE STAR?" -- ARTISTS WE'D LIKE TO SEE CROSS OVER TO
FILMS: KEITH URBAN

"WHERE'S MY LIGHTER?" -- MOST LIKELY TO HAVE ANOTHER 'FINAL' TOUR: CHER

"UNDER THE RADAR" -- ARTIST MOST OVERLOOKED BY FM RADIO: RYAN ADAMS

"ON THE BRINK" -- BEST UNSIGNED ARTISTS: LAST CONSERVATIVE

"XM NOW" -- MOST IMPORTANT ESTABLISHED ARTIST: U2

40's ICON: FRANK SINATRA

50's ICON: ELVIS PRESLEY

60'S ICON: BEATLES

70'S ICON: THE EAGLES

80'S ICON: MADONNA

90'S ICON: GARTH BROOKS

BEST NEW ROCK ARTIST: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: GREEN DAY

BEST NEW ACOUSTIC ROCK ARTIST: TOM LANGFORD

ACOUSTIC ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR: RAY LAMONTAGNE

BEST NEW POP ARTIST: THE CLICK FIVE

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: KELLY CLARKSON

BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST: SUGARLAND

COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR: KEITH URBAN

BEST NEW URBAN ARTIST: JOHN LEGEND

URBAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: KANYE WEST

BEST NEW JAZZ ARTIST: MADELEINE PEYROUX

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR: CHRIS BOTTI

BEST NEW BLUES ARTIST: ZAC HARMON

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR: B.B. KING

BEST NEW DANCE ARTIST: D.H.T.

DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: JENN CUENTA

BEST NEW CHRISTIAN ARTIST: BETHANY DILLON

CHRISTIAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: SWITCHFOOT

BEST NEW GOSPEL ARTIST: KIKI SHEARD

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: YOLANDA ADAMS

BEST NEW LATIN ARTIST: MARIANA SEOANE

LATIN ARTIST OF THE YEAR: SHAKIRA

BEST NEW CLASSICAL ARTIST: YUNDI LI

CLASSICAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: YO-YO MA

BEST NEW XM KIDS ARTIST: UNCLE JIM

XM KIDS ARTIST OF THE YEAR: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

BEST NEW COMIC: GARY GULMAN

COMIC OF THE YEAR: DANE COOK

MOVIE SOUNDTRACK OF THE YEAR: JOHN WILLIAMS/STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE
OF THE SITH

BEST MODERN DAY COMPOSER: DANNY ELFMAN

BROADWAY COMPOSER/SCORE OF THE YEAR: ERIC IDLE & JOHN DUPREZ/MONTY
PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

BROADWAY COMPOSER ICON: RICHARD RODGERS

BEST NEW REGGAE ARTIST: JAH CURE

REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: DAMIAN MARLEY



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