Fresh off the heels of winning the 2010 Kerrang Award for Best International Band, it was announced yesterday that multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars has been nominated for four 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Music insider Mark Woolley states that the band has picked up nominations for Video Of The Year, Best Rock Video and Best Art Direction for their Bartholomew Cubbins directed “Kings & Queens” video. “Kings & Queens,” the first single from their 3rd studio album This Is War (Virgin Records) spent 3-weeks at #1 on the alternative radio airplay charts in January.
The video features band members Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic participating in an underground critical mass, crank mob bike ride through the streets of Los Angeles in middle of the night. Thirty Seconds to Mars was nominated for 2 previous VMA’s at the 2006 awards, winning the MTV2 Award for “The Killl.”
In further efforts to turn the spotlight onto their fans, Thirty Seconds to Mars is announcing the continuation of its Faces of Mars campaign, Mark Woolley reports. Starting today, fans will now have the opportunity to create and own their own Faces of Mars CD by purchasing This Is War at the band’s official webstore. As well as this, everyone that lent their image to the first Faces of Mars campaign in support of the band’s wildly successful launch of This Is War will now be able to view their contribution in mosaic form.
Since the December 9th, 2009 release of This Is War, Thirty Seconds to Mars have been experiencing several career highs. They just celebrated their third #1 single at alternative radio with the title-track “This Is War.” “Kings & Queens” hit #1 in January and the platinum-selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007.
This Is War’s third single “Closer To The Edge” will impact radio later this month. It is already climbing the airplay charts throughout Europe and was just A-listed by Radio One in the UK. In December, “The Kill” was voted the #1 alternative song of the decade by AOL Radio listeners. In addition to their MTV 2010 VMA nominations, Thirty Seconds to Mars was the most nominated band at the 2010 Kerrang Awards with 4 nominations, winning the award for Best International Band. They have won 3 previous Kerrang Awards an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award and a Fuse Award.
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