Monday, November 07, 2005

XM SATELLITE RADIO ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL XM NATION MUSIC AWARDS

Washington D.C., November 03, 2005 -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, has announced nominees for the First Annual XM Nation Music Awards. Nominated by XM's programming staff with categories that range from favorite cover song to the artist most overlooked by traditional radio, the XM Nation Music Awards honor some of the most talented and interesting musicians today. Music fans nationwide can vote online beginning November 4 at http://awards.xmradio.com.

"The XM Nation Music Awards reinvent the music award to reflect the expertise of XM's programming staff, the diversity of XM's music programming and the broad range of tastes and sensibilities of our subscribers," said Eric Logan, XM's executive vice president of programming.

Online voting for nominees will be available on XM's website athttp://awards.xmradio.com through Sunday, November 27. XM will announce the winners on Monday, December 5.

Award CategoryNominees
"XM Now" - Most Important Established ArtistGreen Day
Kanye West
U2
"XM Next" - Most Important Indie Emerging ArtistM.I.A.
Bloc Party
The Arcade Fire
"On the Rise" - Most Important Mainstream Emerging ArtistThe Click Five
Young Jeezy
Fall Out Boy
"On the Rebound" - Best Comeback of the YearPink Floyd
Mariah Carey
Motley Crue
"Déjàvu" - Best Cover Song by an Established Artist"World, Shut Your Mouth"/Death Cab for Cutie (Julian Cope)
"Listen to Your Heart"/D.H.T. (Roxette)
"The Harder They Come"/Willie Nelson (Jimmy Cliff)
"The Single Life Is Good" - Best Solo CareerRob Thomas
Gwen Stefani
Trey Anastasio
"Dream Duets" - Artist Collaborations We'd Like to SeeShakira and Usher
Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears
Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen
"Dashboard Anthem" - Best Pop Sing-Along Song of 2005Hollaback Girl/ Gwen Stefani
Drop It Like Its Hot/Snoop Dogg (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Since U Been Gone/ Kelly Clarkson
"Turn Up the Heat" - Sexiest SongCiara (feat. Ludacris)/Oh
Pussycat Dolls (feat. Busta Rhymes)/ Don't Cha
Ying Yang Twins/ Wait (The Whisper Song)
"Solid as a Rock" - Favorite Music CoupleFaith Hill & Tim McGraw
Hillary Duff & Joel Madden (Good Charlotte)
Beyonce & Jay-Z
"So You Wanna Be a Movie Star?" - Artists We'd Like to SeeKeith Urban
Pharrell Williams
Ciara
"Where's My Lighter?" - Most Likely to HaveThe Eagles
Cher
The Who
"Under the Radar" - Artist Most Overlooked by FM RadioSigur Ros
Ryan Adams
Bright Eyes
"On the Brink" - Best Unsigned ArtistMargot & the Nuclear So & So's
Last Conservative
Something for Rockets

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