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Amy Winehouse, Spank Rock playing the MTVU Woodies

weird, but true….

Amy Winehouse with The Olson Twins in London, Oct 9, 2007
Amy Winehouse and Mary Kate and Ashley OlsonAmy Winehouse and Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

Amy Winehouse never made it to NYC last time she was supposed to (a lot of times actually). Let’s see if she makes it next time – to the 2007 MTVU Woodie Awards taking place at Roseland Ballroom on November 18th. Spank Rock is playing too. More info, and nominees, below….

Building on a tradition that’s placed college students front and center for unforgettable live performances from Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Gym Class Heroes, TV on the Radio, Saul Williams and many others, today mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, confirmed that Amy Winehouse, The Academy Is… and Spank Rock are all set to perform at the 2007 “mtvU Woodie Awards.” The only awards to honor the music voted best by the college audience, the 2007 “mtvU Woodies” will take place November 8th at Roseland Ballroom in New York City and premiere simultaneously on mtvU and mtvU.com November 15th at 8pm ET. An encore performance will follow on MTV2 November 18th at 12:30am ET and MTV will also showcase highlights from show.

Nominees for the 2007 “mtvU Woodie Awards” are:

Woodie of the Year – (Artist of the Year)
The artists who made the biggest splash on mtvU and the college music scene this past year.
Nominees:
Amy Winehouse (Universal Republic Records)
Common (Geffen Records)
Gym Class Heroes (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
Lily Allen (Capitol Records)
The Shins (Sub Pop Records)

The Breaking Woodie – (Best Emerging Artist)
mtvU is where new developing artists are test driven for the first time by the toughest critics around: college students. One of this year’s newest artists will win the coveted “Breaking Woodie.”
Nominees:
Boys Like Girls (Columbia Records)
Peter Bjorn & John (Columbia Records)
Rich Boy (Interscope Records)
Silversun Pickups (Dangerbird Records)
Tokyo Police Club (Paper Bag Records)

Left Field Woodie – (Most Original Artist)
They’re genre-busters. They resist classification. They came out of left field, and we’re still not sure what section of the record store to find them in.
Nominees:
CSS (Sub Pop Records)
Klaxons (Geffen Records)
Madvillain (Stones Throw Records)
Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records)
The Knife (Mute Records)

Best Video Woodie – (Best Video of the Year)
The music video that is so incredible, we’d watch it even without the music.
Nominees:
Justice, “D.A.N.C.E.” (Downtown Records/Vice Records)
Motion City Soundtrack, “Broken Heart” (Epitaph)
RJD2, “Work It Out” (XL)
Say Anything, “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too” (J Records)
TV on the Radio, “Province” (Interscope Records)

The Good Woodie – (Greatest Social Impact)
The award for the artists whose commitment to a social cause has effected the greatest change this year.
Nominees:
Alicia Keys – “Keep a Child Alive”; promoting care for HIV/AIDS-infected children in Africa (J Records)
Guster – “Reverb”; “greened” more than 600 concerts in the last three years (Warner Bros. Records)
Linkin Park – “Music for Relief”; aids victims of world catastrophes and combats global warming (Warner Bros. Records)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – mental health awareness efforts (Capitol Records)
Thom Yorke – “Friends of the Earth”; fighting for legislation to prevent global warming (Beggars Group)

Performing Woodie – (Best Tour)
For those artists who take to the road and never let up, always giving that memorable live performance.
Nominees:
Daft Punk (Capitol Records)
Lil’ Wayne (Cash Money Records/Universal Motown)
Muse (Warner Bros. Records)
The Academy Is… (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
The Rapture (Universal Motown Records)

Alumni Woodie – (a.k.a. The You’re Still OK in our Book Award)
For the artists who’ve graduated into the wide world of mega-stardom, but who haven’t forgotten where they came from. And we’re proud to say, “We knew them when…”
Nominees:
Bright Eyes (Saddle Creek Records)
Modest Mouse (Epic Records)
Spoon (Merge Records)
Talib Kweli (Warner Bros. Records)
The Shins (Sub Pop Records)

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