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Dave Matthews Band Was the Fan Favorite at "My VH1 Music Awards '01"

Presented Live Sunday, Dec. 2, Fans Picked All Winners at VH1.com

Eric McCormack Hosted Second Annual Show with Live Performances by Mick Jagger, Creed, Sting, Nelly Furtado, Lenny Kravitz, No Doubt, Jewel and Mary J. Blige

Special George Harrison Tribute Performed by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora

December 3, 2001 – Winners of the second annual "My VH1 Music Awards '01" were announced last night in Los Angeles, at the Shrine Auditorium. The event was hosted by Eric McCormack (Will & Grace).

Through VH1.com, fans created the "My VH1 Music Awards" by suggesting the categories, picking the finalists in each category, and voting for the winners up until the last moment that the awards were presented live on December 2.

The winners of the "My VH1 Music Awards '01":

MY FAVORITE GROUP - Dave Matthews Band

THERE'S NO "I" IN TEAM (BEST COLLABORATION) - Various artists including Bono, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado, Mary J. Blige and more ("What's Going On")

MY FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - Lenny Kravitz

MY FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - Gwen Stefani

DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT (BEST SONG) - "The Space Between" (Dave Matthews Band)

IS IT HOT IN HERE, OR IS IT JUST MY VIDEO - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, & Pink ("Lady Marmalade")

HOTTEST LIVE SHOW - Bon Jovi

MUST HAVE ALBUM - "Everyday" (Dave Matthews Band)

*BEST KEPT SECRET - Coldplay

*NAVEL ACADEMY - Britney Spears

*WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME - Alicia Keys

*YOUR SONG KICKED ASS BUT WAS PLAYED TOO DAMN MUCH - Staind ("It's Been Awhile")

*MY FAVORITE VIDEO - "Lady Marmalade" (Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink)

*BEST ACTOR IN A VIDEO - Christopher Walken (Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice")

*COOLEST FAN SITE - Dave Matthews Band (nancies.org)

*BIG IN JAPAN (INTERNATIONAL AWARD) - Coldplay

"My VH1 Music Awards '01" featured Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Ellen Degeneres, Jenna Elfman, Kim Delaney, Gary Sinise, Dave Matthews, Mixmaster Mike, Christian Slater, Kelsey Grammer, Benjamin Bratt, Chris Isaak, Tommy Lee, Damon Wayans, Calista Flockhart, Henry Simmons, Michael Michelle, James King and Isaac Hayes as celebrity presenters.

There were performances by Mick Jagger ("God Gave Me Everything" duet with Lenny Kravitz), Creed ("My Sacrifice"), Nelly Furtado ("Turn Off The Light"), Sting ("If You Love Someone Set Them Free" duet with Mary J. Blige), Lenny Kravitz ("Dig In"), No Doubt ("Hey Baby"), Jewel ("Standing Still"), and Mary J. Blige ("Family Affair"/"No More Drama").

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora performed a tribute to the late Beatle, George Harrison with a moving rendition of "Here Comes the Sun."

Fans are able to grab their own piece of rock history when the VH1 Save The Music Holiday Auction puts up more than 150 items -- including exclusive memorabilia from "My VH1 Music Awards '01" -- for bids at VH1.com and eBay. The auction action begins on Sunday, December 2 -- the same day that "My VH1 Music Awards '01" aired live on VH1 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT) -- and will conclude on December 17. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring and supporting music programs across the U.S.

"My VH1 Music Awards '01" will air again on VH1 on Monday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 5 at 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m. (all times ET/PT).

* Winners in these categories were revealed in the live webcast.


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