The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira are front and centre at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The rock band and the pop superstar got seven nominations each for the videos Dani California and Hips Don’t Lie, respectively, MTV announced on Monday.
Both will compete for video of the year along with Christina Aguilera (Ain’t No Other Man), Madonna (Hung Up) and Panic! At The Disco (I Write Sins Not Tragedies). Madonna, Shakira and Aguilera are also nominated for best female video with Kelly Clarkson (Because of You) and Nelly Furtado (Promiscuous).
Aguilera, now in a ‘40s glamour-puss phase, is also nominated for best pop video and best choreography in a video.
Nick Lachey’s What’s Left of Me, which recreates his breakup with Jessica Simpson, will vie for best male video with James Blunt (You’re Beautiful), Kanye West (Gold Digger), T.I. (What You Know) and Busta Rhymes (for his remix of Touch It, featuring Mary J Blige and Missy Elliot).
The bands for best group video include the Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy (Dance, Dance) and Gnarls Barkley (Crazy).