XM Satellite Radio Announces First Annual XM Nation Music Awards

 XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) , the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers, has announced nominees for the First Annual XM Nation Music Awards. Nominated by XM's programming staff with categories that range from favorite cover song to the artist most overlooked by traditional radio, the XM Nation Music Awards honor some of the most talented and interesting musicians today. Music fans nationwide can vote online beginning November 4 at http://awards.xmradio.com/.
"The XM Nation Music Awards reinvent the music award to reflect the expertise of XM's programming staff, the diversity of XM's music programming and the broad range of tastes and sensibilities of our subscribers," said Eric Logan, XM's executive vice president of programming.

Online voting for nominees will be available on XM's website at http://awards.xmradio.com/ through Sunday, November 27. XM will announce the winners on Monday, December 5.

Award Category
"XM Now" - Most Important Established Artist
Green Day
Kanye West

"XM Next" - Most Important Indie Emerging Artist
Bloc Party
The Arcade Fire

"On the Rise" - Most Important Mainstream Emerging Artist
The Click Five
Young Jeezy
Fall Out Boy

"On the Rebound" - Best Comeback of the Year
Pink Floyd
Mariah Carey
Motley Crue

"Deja vu" - Best Cover Song by an Established Artist
"World, Shut Your Mouth"/Death Cab for Cutie (Julian Cope)
"Listen to Your Heart"/D.H.T. (Roxette)
"The Harder They Come"/Willie Nelson (Jimmy Cliff)

"The Single Life Is Good" - Best Solo Career
Rob Thomas
Gwen Stefani
Trey Anastasio

"Dream Duets" - Artist Collaborations We'd Like to See
Shakira and Usher
Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears
Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen

"Dashboard Anthem" - Best Pop Sing-Along Song of 2005
Hollaback Girl/ Gwen Stefani
Drop It Like Its Hot/Snoop Dogg (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Since U Been Gone/ Kelly Clarkson

"Turn Up the Heat" - Sexiest Song
Ciara (feat. Ludacris)/Oh
Pussycat Dolls (feat. Busta Rhymes)/Don't Cha
Ying Yang Twins/ Wait (The Whisper Song)

"Solid as a Rock" - Favorite Music Couple
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
Hillary Duff & Joel Madden (Good Charlotte)
Beyonce & Jay-Z

"So You Wanna Be a Movie Star?" - Artists We'd Like to See Crossover to Films
Keith Urban
Pharrell Williams

"Where's My Lighter?" - Most Likely to Have Another "Final" Tour
The Eagles
The Who

"Under the Radar" - Artist Most Overlooked by FM Radio
Sigur Ros
Ryan Adams
Bright Eyes

"On the Brink" - Best Unsigned Artist
Margot & the Nuclear So & So's
Last Conservative
Something for Rockets

Complete details, including additional categories and voting rules, are available at http://awards.xmradio.com/.

About XM Satellite Radio

XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 8-5-05. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.

Source: XM Satellite Radio