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Shakira, Peppers Shake Up VMA Nominations

Posted in News on August 2, 2006
Hip-shaking Latina rocker Shakira and funky foursome the Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the list of BMI artists nominated for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards with seven nominations each for their respective videos "Hip's Don't Lie" and "Dani California." Both are up for Video of the Year and will also compete for Best Art Direction in a Video.

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Shakira's other nods span the categories, including Best Female, Dance, Pop, Choreography, and the coveted Viewer's Choice Award. The Peppers will try to nab a Moonman for Best Group Video and Best Rock Video, as well as for Best Direction, Editing and Cinematography in a Video.

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Contenders for the Video of the Year trophy also include BMI singer Christina Aguilera, who picked up a total of four nominations for the video to her hot new single "Ain't No Other Man." Her "Man" also goes up against Shakira's "Hips" for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography in a Video.

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Gnarls Barkley, James Blunt, A.F.I. and Common each scored three VMA mentions, while Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, T.I., Chris Brown, Rihanna and Fall Out Boy are up for two apiece.

The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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BMI's 2006 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

BEST MALE VIDEO
Busta Rhymes - "Touch It (Remix)"
James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"
T.I. - "What You Know"
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

BEST GROUP VIDEO
Fall Out Boy - "Dance, Dance"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"

BEST RAP VIDEO
T.I. - "What You Know"
Busta Rhymes - "Touch It (Remix)"
Yung Joc featuring Nitty - "It's Goin' Down"

BEST R&B VIDEO
Mariah Carey - "Shake It Off"
Chris Brown - "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris - "Unpredictable"

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Black Eyed Peas - "My Humps"
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
Common - "Testify"
Three 6 Mafia - "Stay Fly"

BEST DANCE VIDEO
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

BEST ROCK VIDEO
A.F.I. - "Miss Murder"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"

BEST POP VIDEO
Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"
Pink - "Stupid Girls"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO
James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"
Rihanna - "S.O.S."

VIEWER'S CHOICE
Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana - "Run It"
Rihanna - "S.O.S."
Fall Out Boy - "Dance, Dance"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

Professional Categories:

BEST DIRECTON IN A VIDEO
A.F.I. - "Miss Murder"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
Common - "Testify"
Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
Common - "Testify"
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie"

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
A.F.I. - "Miss Murder"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California"
James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"