Knowledge Identifier: &MTV
The creative use of music videos within their 1964 debut film "A Hard Day's Night", particularly the performance of "Can't Buy Me Love", led MTV decades later to honor the film's director, Richard Lester, with an award for "basically inventing" the music video
The concept itself had been in the works since 1966, when major record companies began supplying the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation with promotional music clips to play on the air at no charge
Pauly Shore - "'Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore"' is an American comedian and actor who starred in several comedy films in the 1990s and hosted a video show on MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s
In 1970, Philadelphia-based disk jockey Bob Whitney created "The Now Explosion", a television series filmed in Atlanta and broadcast in syndication to other local television stations throughout the United States
In 1974, Gary Van Haas, Vice President of Televak Corporation introduced a concept to distribute a music video channel to record stores across the United States, and promoted the channel, Music Video TV, to distributors and retailers in a May 1974 issue of "Billboard"
The inspiration for "PopClips" came from a similar program on New Zealand's TVNZ network, "Radio with Pictures", which premiered in 1976
Vince Welnick - The Tubes in the 1980s were a major commercial rock act with substantial MTV success
Shortly after TBS began "Night Tracks", NBC launched a music video program called "Friday Night Videos", which was considered network television's answer to MTV. Later renamed simply "Friday Night", the program ran from 1983 to 2002
Mike Oldfield - Released as the album's third single, it hit the Top 10 during the spring of 1983 and was a hugely popular MTV music video
Turner Broadcasting System - During 1984, Turner initiated Cable Music Channel, his competition for WASEC's MTV
Peter Gabriel - His 1986 album, "So", is his most commercially successful, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV *awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music *awards, and the song is the most played music video in the history of the station
Kurt Loder - Loder joined MTV in 1987 as the host of their flagship music news program, "The Week in Rock"
Peter Gabriel - The video set a new standard for art in the music video industry, and won nine MTV Video Music *awards in 1987, a record which still stands as of 2011
Kyle Woodring - He recorded the video "Didn't Know it Was Love" from the album Too Hot to Sleep with the band in 1988, which was featured on MTV
Tom Stern (director) - In 1989, Stern, Winter, and fellow writer Tim Burns were hired to develop "The Idiot Box", a sketch comedy show for MTV
Steve Marker - He famously spotted Angelfish singer Shirley Manson's music video on MTV, which led to her joining the group, as Marker felt that Manson differed from the high pitched and screechy female singers of the 1990s and "was more like the voices that we loved growing up, which was more Patti Smith and Chrissie Hynde -- sort of that classic pop sound -- maybe Dusty Springfield
Ananda Lewis - She was an MTV veejay from the late 1990s until 2001, when she left the network to host her own talk show, "'The Ananda Lewis Show"'
MC Hammer - During a 1991 episode of Rockline on &MTV (with host Martha Quinn), in response to a caller's question, Hammer stated in 10 years he sees himself continuing to make "original material to establish longevity", "energetic.
Eddie Vedder - During Pearl Jam's 1992 appearance on "MTV Unplugged", Vedder stood atop his stool, took out a marker pen, and wrote "PRO-CHOICE" down his arm in large letters when the band performed the song "Porch"
Eddie Vedder - Pearl Jam received four *awards at the 1993 MTV Video Music *awards for its music video for "Jeremy", including Video of the Year and Best Group Video
By the next few years, 1994 through 1997, MTV began promoting new power pop acts, most successfully Green Day and The Offspring, and ska-rock acts such as No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Sublime
Cher - In 1994, she collaborated with MTV's cartoons Beavis and Butt-head for a rock version of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe".
Before its abrupt cancellation in 1995, it featured several hosts including Riki Rachtman and Adam Curry
Chris Booker - He has been seen on the TV Guide Channel, MTV, &VH1, Entertainment Tonight, and WPIX. In 1996 Booker landed the evening slot at K-ROCK until he left in 2003 for morning drive on WNEW. Booker found his way back to K-ROCK in 2005, where his show aired in afternoons until the format went to "FREE FM" talk
Ananda Lewis - In 1998, Lewis made headlines while at MTV when she announced, that she intended to remain abstinent for at least six months
Chris Booker - He served as host of such shows as "TV Talk," "Sushi TV," and "What's ON DVD." From 2000 to 2003, Booker was a full time VJ for MTV and MTV2, hosting such shows as "The Return of the Rock," "First Listen with Britney Spears," and was the final host for the now defunct series "120 Minutes
George Duran - In 2000, George moved into the TV world, working in production on the popular MTV show "House of Style"
Madison Nguyen - Nguyen began to become more involved in politics in 2001, while working as a sociology instructor at De Anza Community College; inspired by MTV's "Rock the Vote" campaign, she and a colleague organized a voter drive in which 5,500 Vietnamese Americans registered to vote for the first time
In 2002, Carson Daly left MTV and "TRL" to pursue a late night talk show on NBC
Justin Timberlake - In August 2002, after months of recording Justified, his debut solo album, Timberlake performed at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.
Jesse Colburn - Colburn has appeared on several television shows and a movie, including "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "The View", "Going the Distance" and the 2002 MTV Video *awards as himself
Andy Dick - In 2004, he starred in a satirical reality television show, on MTV, called "The Assistant"
Xzibit - The popular MTV show Pimp My Ride boosted his popularity even further, as it introduced him to a major audience in 2004.
In 2005 and 2006, MTV launched a series of channels for Asian Americans
Ozzy Osbourne - In 2005 Osbourne and his wife Sharon starred in an MTV competition reality show entitled "Battle for Ozzfest"
MC Hammer - In the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Hammer made a surprise appearance in the middle of the show with best friend Jermaine Jackson.
Justin Timberlake - Back", was performed by Timberlake at the opening of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks.
Russell Brand - Brand next returned to MTV in the spring of 2006 as presenter of the chat show "1 Leicester Square", which initially aired at 8 pm on Sundays before being shifted to a post-watershed time of 10 pm on Mondays, allowing for a more adult-oriented theme
Justin Timberlake - Timberlake has hosted many music events, including the European MTV Music Awards in 2006.
BoA - In June 2006, the music video of her Korean song "My Name" became the first music video ever shown on MTV K, an MTV music channel directed at Korean Americans
Jay-Z - The effort took place in partnership with the UN, as well as MTV, which produced a documentary entitled Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life, first airing in November 2006.
Perez Hilton - Hilton appeared as a contestant on MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar", which debuted August 30, 2007
Daniel Merriweather - He performed at the MTV Video Music *awards on 9 September 2007 alongside Ronson who acted as the official DJ for the proceedings
Russell Brand - Brand was later announced as the host of the 2008 MTV Video Music *awards, which drew scepticism from the American media, as he was relatively unknown to the American public
Lupe Fiasco - In 2008, MTV named Fiasco the 7th Hottest MC in the Game and announced that he was remixing The Cool with French electro house act Justice.
Kelly Rowland - In 2008, Rowland officially became ambassador for MTV's Staying Alive Foundation, which aims to reduce discrimination against HIV and AIDS victims
Timbaland - Timbaland spoke to MTV's Shaheem Reid back in July 2008 to confirm that he was working on the follow-up to his platinum selling Shock Value.
In 2009, Disney Channel revived the "D-TV" concept with a new series of short-form segments called "Re-Micks"
Lucas Grabeel - Early in 2009, Grabeel was voted "Most Likely to Do Big Things in 2009" by MTV and had an exclusive interview with them
Joey Ryan (wrestler) - He worked for the short-lived MTV promotion Wrestling Society X and in Ring of Honor in 2009-2010
Efren Ramirez - In 2009, Efren starred in the comedy "American Summer" with Matthew Lillard as well as appearing as a contestant on MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar"
Pixie Lott - Lott won two MTV EMA *awards MTV Europe Music *awards 2009, Best UK & Ireland Act and Best Push Artist
Arthur Bradford - The concept was expanded and developed into a series for MTV and broadcast throughout 2009
Justin Timberlake - Timberlake is the executive producer on the MTV reality series The Phone, which premiered on April 21, 2009.
Nadia Ali - Ali was featured on MTV Iggy in March 2009, where she recorded three live acoustic videos, performing "Rapture", "Crash and Burn" and "Love Story"
Current TV - In July 2009, Current TV made a series of changes due to financial reasons and the failed IPO. CEO Joel Hyatt resigned to a new vice president position and was replaced by Mark Rosenthal, the former COO and president of MTV Networks, with a plan to reform Current TV to more traditional programing
Janet Jackson - In September 2009, she performed "Scream" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards as part of a tribute to Michael.
Erin McNaught - In 2010 she was employed by MTV and fronted their "MTV Hits Weekly Hot30 Countdown" show
Ron Mustafaa - In 2010, Ron was cast as Abbud Siddiqui in the MTV adaptation of the British teen drama "Skins"
Erin McNaught - In December 2010, she began co-hosted the "MTV Hits Weekly Hot30 Countdown" with Matty Acton
Jay-Z - Jay-Z and West later gave a surprise performance of " Otis" at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
Mario Lopez - He has hosted "America's Best Dance Crew" for MTV, and as of 2012, he co-hosts the reality show of the U.S. version of the singing competition, "The X Factor"
Eminem - Even without a title or release the album was included in multiple "Most Anticipated Albums of 2013" lists; including MTV, "Complex Magazine" where it was listed in sixth position; and "XXL Magazine", where it was listed in fifth