2002 MTV Video Music Awards

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2002 MTV Video Music Awards
DateThursday, 8:00 p.m. (EST),[1] August 29, 2002
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJimmy Fallon
Most awardsEminem (4)
Most nominationsShakira (7)
Television/radio coverage
Produced byAlex Coletti
Salli Frattini
Dave Sirulnick
Directed byBeth McCarthy-Miller
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The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 29, 2002, honoring the best music videos from June 9, 2001, to May 31, 2002. The show was hosted by Jimmy Fallon at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. During the show, Michael Jackson accepted a birthday statue in hands of Britney Spears, which he believed to be an "Artist of the Millennium Award" due to a misunderstanding after which he joined her to present the Best Pop Video Award. Performers included Eminem, who won four awards including Video of the Year, and Axl Rose with a new lineup of Guns N' Roses. The show also saw the debut solo performance from Justin Timberlake, performing his soon to be hit single "Like I Love You" alongside rap duo Clipse. TLC members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chili" Thomas appeared, paying tribute to their fallen member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car accident in Honduras on April 25, 2002, four months before the event.


MTV announced on May 1 that the 2002 Video Music Awards would be held on August 29 at Radio City Music Hall.[2] The departure from the ceremony's traditional September scheduling was made to avoid a conflict with the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and the VMAs have alternated between August and September dates since this ceremony.[2] Nominees were announced on July 22, and Jimmy Fallon was announced as host on the same date.[3] The ceremony broadcast was preceded by the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act. Hosted by Kurt Loder and SuChin Pak with reports from John Norris, Iann Robinson, Sway, Gideon Yago, and Nick Zano, the broadcast featured red carpet interviews, pre-taped reports on The Hives versus The Vines and P. Diddy, and performances from Avril Lavigne and Ludacris. The broadcast marked the first live awards ceremony to be filmed in the 24p digital format as MTV prepared to broadcast in high-definition for future ceremonies.[4]


List of musical performances
Artist(s) Song(s)
Avril Lavigne "Complicated"
"Sk8er Boi"
Ludacris (featuring I-20 and Shawnna) "Rollout (My Business)"
"Move Bitch"
Main show
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band "The Rising"[a]
Pink "Just Like a Pill"
Ja Rule, Ashanti and Nas "Down 4 U" (Ja Rule and Ashanti only)
"One Mic" (Nas only)
"The Pledge (Remix)"
Shakira "Objection (Tango)"
Eminem "White America"
"Cleanin' Out My Closet"
P. Diddy (featuring Usher, Busta Rhymes and Pharrell) "Bad Boy for Life"
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
"I Need a Girl (Part Two)"
"Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
Sheryl Crow "Safe and Sound"
The Hives "Main Offender"[b]
The Vines "Get Free"[b]
Justin Timberlake (featuring Clipse) "Like I Love You"
Guns N' Roses "Welcome to the Jungle"
"Paradise City"
  1. ^ Live from the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  2. ^ a b While listed as separate performances, the Hives and the Vines performed back-to-back in what MTV billed as a "battle of the bands"



  • Sway Calloway and Iann Robinson – announced the winners of the professional categories, Best Video from a Film, and Best Dance Video

Main show[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year Best Male Video
Best Female Video Best Group Video
Best New Artist in a Video Best Pop Video
Best Rock Video Best R&B Video
Best Rap Video Best Hip-Hop Video
Best Dance Video Best Video from a Film
Breakthrough Video Best Direction in a Video
Best Choreography in a Video Best Special Effects in a Video
Best Art Direction in a Video Best Editing in a Video
Best Cinematography in a Video MTV2 Award
Viewer's Choice International Viewer's Choice: MTV Australia
International Viewer's Choice: MTV Brasil International Viewer's Choice: MTV Canada
International Viewer's Choice: MTV China International Viewer's Choice: MTV Latin America (North)
International Viewer's Choice: MTV Latin America (Pacific) International Viewer's Choice: MTV Latin America (Atlantic)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eminem Takes Home Most Moonmen From Video Music Awards - MTV". 3 May 2014. Archived from the original on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Petrozzello, Donna (May 2, 2002). "MTV awards to stay". New York Daily News – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (July 22, 2002). "Eminem, P.O.D., Missy Elliott Nab Most MTV Video Music Awards Noms". MTV News. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  4. ^ Kerschbaumer, Ken (August 4, 2002). "MTV wants its 24p". Broadcasting+Cable. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  5. ^ "VMB 2002 | Escolha da Audiência | Vídeos | VMB | MTV Brasil". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-09-11.

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