Pop punk/emo band Panic! At the Disco beat the other potential and strong contenders to bring home the Video of the Year award at the 23rd MTV Video Music Awards, held August 31st at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It was the band's single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" from album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" that bring them to the attainment.
As of the album, it is their debut released September 27, 2005. It was also this set that indeed brought Panic! to widespread recognition as the album debuted at #112 on the Billboard 200 album chart, #6 on the Billboard independent chart, and #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, with nearly 10,000 albums sold in the first week of release. On top of that, in early August 2006 "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" finally was certified Platinum.
Back then to the VMA, Avenged Sevenfold also scored great, brought home the Best New Artist award for "Bat Country". Meanwhile, the Grammy-award winning singer Pink won the Best Pop Video category for "Stupid Girls", whereas Beyonce Knowles took the Best R&B Video award for "Check On It". Some other winners among others are Gnarls Barkley, Shakira, Missy Elliott, and many more.
Here is the complete list of the MTV VMA 2006 winners :
Video of the year : Panic! At the Disco, "I Write Sins not Tragedies"
Viewers' choice : Fall Out Boy, "Dance, Dance"
Best male video : James Blunt, "You're Beautiful"
Best female video : Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You"
Best group video : The All-American Rejects, "Move Along"
Best rap video : Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone, "Ridin"
Best R&B video : Beyonce Knowles featuring Slim Thug and Bun B, "Check on It (Pink Panther)"
Best hip-hop video : The Black Eyed Peas, "My Humps"
Best dance video : Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dog, "Buttons"
Best rock video : AFI, "Miss Murder"
Best pop video : Pink, "Stupid Girls"
Best new artist : Avenged Sevenfold, "Bat Country"
Best direction : Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy"
Best editing : Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy"
Best cinematography : James Blunt, "You're Beautiful"
Best choreography : Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, "Hips Don't Lie"
Best special effects in a video : Missy Elliot, "We Run This"
Best art direction : Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Dani California"
Ringtone of the year : Fort Minor, "Where'd You Go"
Best video game soundtrack : Marc Ecko's Getting Up
Best video game score : "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"
Video vanguard : Hype Williams