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XM Announces Nominees For Second Annual XM Nation Awards


Washington, D.C., November 7, 2006 – XM, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, today announced nominees for the Second Annual XM Nation Awards. Nominated by XM’s programming staff with categories that range from dream collaborations to the best comeback of the year, the XM Nation Awards honor some of the most talented, emerging and established recording artists in the industry. Starting today, music fans nationwide can vote online at

New for this year, fans voting online for the XM Nation Awards will have an opportunity to write in their choice for select categories, including submitting names for the artist they would most like to see host their own XM show.

Online voting for nominees will be available on XM’s website at until 12 midnight ET on December 4. XM will announce the winners on December 12.

Award Category Nominees:

“XMU Next” - Most Important Emerging Indie Artist
Sufjan Stevens
Mute Math

“Off the Radar”- Artist Most Overlooked by FM Radio
The Flaming Lips
Thom Yorke
Bloc Party

“On the Rebound” - Best Comeback of the Year
Dixie Chicks
Def Leppard
Nelly Furtado

“Dream Duet” – Artist Collaborations We’d Like to See
Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie
Billie Holliday & Ashanti
Roy Orbison & Bruce Springsteen

“Dashboard Anthem”- Best Sing Along of 2006
“Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley
“Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira
“I Write Sins…” - Panic! At the Disco

“Closet Classic”- Favorite “Guilty Pleasure” Song
“She’s a Lady” – Tom Jones
“Mickey” – Toni Basil
“Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

“Wish You Were Still Here”- Artist We’d Like to Have Back
Marvin Gaye
John Lennon
Kurt Cobain

“Keep Your Day Job” – Least Favorite Celebrity-Turned-Music Artist
Kevin Federline
Paris Hilton
Russell Crowe

“Sound Sidetrack” - Favorite “Musical Departure” Album
Bruce Springsteen – "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions”
Sting – "Songs From the Labyrinth
Elvis Costello and Alaian Toussaint – "River in Reverse

“Live @ XM”- Favorite Live XM Performance
Andrea Bocelli
David Gilmour
Trey Anastasio

“Enough Already!” – Most Played-Out Song of 2006
“You’re Beautiful”– James Blunt
“My Humps” – Black Eyed Peas
“Bad Day” – Daniel Powter

“Call My Agent” - Artist We’d Like to See Host a Show on XM
Fans will be able to nominate artists

Complete details, including additional categories and voting rules, are available at

About XM Satellite Radio
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America’s number one satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM’s 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children’s and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 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

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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 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-9-06. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio’s Investor Relations Department.


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