Fiona Apple Dominates Billboard VMA Nominees
JAM TV   Nov 14  '97

(NEW YORK) - Erykah Badu and Fiona Apple are the top nominees for the 1997 Billboard Music Video Awards, to be presented Nov. 22 in Los Angeles at the close of the 19th annual Billboard Music Video Conference.

Badu earned four nominations in the R&B/urban category, and her video "On & On" is up for the Maximum Vision Award and the best director honor.  Apple's "Sleep To Dream" is up for five awards.  Spice Girls, Jamiroquai and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot are also top contenders.  This year's competition includes the new FANtastic Video Award, to be voted upon exclusively on the Internet at Billboard Online.  The nominated clips are by Paula Cole, Shawn Colvin, Jewel, Spice Girls and the Wallflowers.  For complete nominations, see the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard. fin

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