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MTV names Platinum and Gold winners

MTV names Platinum and Gold winners

The awards cover the second half of 2007, reflecting the most-played videos across the MTV global network.

8,000 plays were required for platinum status and 4,000 for gold, after MTV decided to up the eligibility levels from 6,000 and 3,000 plays respectively.

Rihanna received two platinum awards - for Shut Up And Drive and Umbrella - and one gold award, for Don't Stop The Music.

Timbaland won two platinum awards, for The Way I Are - the most-played video over the six months - and Apologize (by Timbaland presents One Republic).

UK acts, however, fared badly on the list: James Blunt's 1973 received the Britain's only platinum award, while Mika's Relax (Take It Easy) and Sugababes' About You Now won gold awards. UK-signed Kylie Minogue's 2 Hearts was also certified gold.

MTV director of talent and music international Dan Waite says, "I was delighted to see when compiling this list that the top 32 videos were spun nearly a quarter of a million times across the network.

"The videos awarded gongs today are the most popular international cross over tracks. You could say that these tracks represent the base of the iceberg rather than the tip."

The most played videos for the second half of 2007 in alphabetical order are:

PLATINUM:

Alicia Keys - No One

Avril Lavigne - When Your Gone

Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry

Foo Fighters - The Pretender

James Blunt - Nineteen Seventy Three

Justin Timberlake - Lovestoned

Kanye West - Stronger

Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Rihanna - Shut up and Drive

Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - Umbrella

Timbaland - The Way I Are

Timbaland / One Republic - Apologize

GOLD:

50 cent / Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology

Britney Spears - Gimme More

David Guetta - Love Is Gone

Enrique Iglesis - Do You Know

Fall Out Boy - Thanks For The Memories

Gwen Stefani - 4 In The Morning

Gym Class heroes - Clothes Off

Hellogoodbye - Here In Your Arms

Hilary Duff - Stranger

Jenifer Lopez - Do It Well

Justice - D.A.N.C.E.

Kylie - 2 Hearts

Linkin Park - Bleed It Out

Maroon 5 - Wake Up Call

Mika - Relax (Take It Easy)

My Chemical Romance - Teenagers

Nelly Furtado - Do It

Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls

Sugababes - About You Now

Meanwhile, MTV has announced that Sony Ericsson has signed a new, multi-platform, multi-territory partnership for the MTV Europe Music Awards for 2008 and 2009.

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