VH1 Soul breathes new life into VIBE magazine's celebration of urban music, lifestyle and culture with VH1 Soul Presents: VIBE Awards Special. Hosted by Eve and airing exclusively on VH1 Soul Wednesday, November 14 at 10PM*, this one-hour special will highlight music artists and trend-setters who have inspired us through their contributions to urban culture.

Focusing on music and lifestyle achievements, this year's categories are Hip Hop Artist of the Year, R&B Artist of the Year, Best Collabo, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, VStyle, VIBE Props, Mixtape of the Year, Ringtone of the Year and VHollywood. (See Below).

From September 5 through September 30, viewers can log on to www.vibeawards.vh1.com and vote for the VH1 Soul Presents: VIBE Awards Special winners.

Eve, the Grammy-award winning rapper, singer, and actress has sold millions of albums during her musical career. Eve's first three albums have already reached over 4.8 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. In 2003, Eve became the star of her own TV show, Eve, which lasted for 3 seasons and has also achieved success in fashion with her Fetish clothing line. Eve's fourth album, Here I Am is in stores October 2007.

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VH1 Soul Presents: VIBE Awards Special Categories:

Hip Hop Artist of the Year



Lil Wayne


R&B Artist of the Year


R. Kelly



Best Collabo

R. Kelly duet with Usher "Same Girl"

Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo "Make Me Better"

DJ Khaled/T.I./Akon/Rick Ross/Fat Joe/Lil Wayne/Baby "We Takin' Over"

Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige "Runaway Love"

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Robin Thicke

Rich Boy

Amy Winehouse

Chrisette Michele

Producer of the Year


Scott Storch

Swizz Beatz

Polow Da Don

Song of the Year

"Lost Without U" Robin Thicke

"Irreplaceable" Beyonce

"Buy U A Drank" T-Pain featuring Yung Joc

"We Fly High" Jim Jones

Video of the Year

"Runaway Love" Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige

"Get Me Bodied" Beyonce

"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

"Same Girl" R. Kelly/ duet with Usher





Kanye West

Kimora Lee Simmons

VIBE Props

Stephon Marbury


Barack Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Mixtape of the Year

Kanye West "Can't Tell Me Nothing"

Lil Wayne "Da Drought III"

DJ Drama "Gangsta Grillz 16"

DJ Soul "Assorted Donuts"

Ringtone of the Year

"We Fly High" Jim Jones

"This Is Why I'm Hot" Mims

"Lip Gloss" Lil Mama

"Party Like a Rockstar" Shop Boyz

"Walk It Out" Unk


Ice Cube


Jennifer Hudson

Will Smith