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Common Wins Awards for 'CD of the Year' and 'Lyricist of the Year' at This Year's BET Hip Hop Awards

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LOS ANGELES, LA -- Common's G.O.O.D Music/Geffen Records gold-selling release "Finding Forever" wins the "CD of the Year" award at the BET Hip Hop Awards show held in Atlanta, GA. on Saturday, October 13th (Common tied with platinum-selling hip hop star T.I. in winning the top award). Common also won the award for "Lyricist of the Year" and performs "Drivin' Me Wild" on the show which aired on Wednesday, October 17th.

Common's 4th video in support of "Finding Forever," the star-studded "I Want You" (produced by Will.I.Am) which features Kerry Washington (Co-Director), Alicia Keys, Derek Luke, Kanye West, Serena Williams, and Will.I.Am will debut on BET, MTV's TRL, MTV2, MTV Jam as "Jam of the Week," VH1 Soul as "Soul Spotlight," and MTV Hits week of 10/22.

Look out for Common as he acts alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in the highly anticipated feature film, "The American Gangster," which opens in theatres on November 2. Also be sure to watch BET on 10/23 as Common premieres the video for "I Want You" on "106 and Park." Common is also featured in MTV's "52 Bands" the week of October 29th, appears on Jimmy Kimmel November 1st and performs "I Want You" on Letterman November 6th.

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