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SHAKIRA, CHILI PEPPERS LEAD LIST OF MTV VMA NOMS
Panic! at the Disco, Madonna Next with Five Nods Apiece, Christina Aguilera with Four
 Shakira’s “Hips” don’t lie, and neither do the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ rock history kaleidoscope “Dani California,” with both videos leading the field in the MTV Video Music Awards nominations, nabbing seven apiece.

Stalwart Madonna and newcomers Panic! at the Disco were next, both with five nominations, while Christina Aguilera grabbed four.

Videos from all five artists— Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie," the Chili Peppers' "Dani California," Madonna's "Hung Up," Panic's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" and Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man"— will go head-to-head for Video of the Year Moonman honors at the 2006 VMAs, which will air live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on August 31.

Panic! are also one of the first artists confirmed to perform on the show, joining an all-star cast that also includes Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, T.I., Ludacris and the Killers.

Shakira's "Hips" scored nominations for Best Female Video (where it also faces off against Aguilera and Madonna, as well as Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You" and Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous"), Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video and the Viewer's Choice Award, plus a pair of technical nods—for Choreography and Art Direction—along with its Video of the Year nom.

In addition to their Video of the Year nom, the Chili Peppers' "Dani California" is up for Best Group Video and Best Rock Video (it also landed a host of technical nominations, for Direction, Editing, Cinematography and Art Direction).

VMA vet Madonna is up for Best Female Video, Dance Video, Pop Video and Choreography, while Panic! at the Disco saw their "Sins" clip nominated for Best Rock Video, Best Group Video and Best New Artist (going up against Angels & Airwaves' "The Adventure," Avenged Sevenfold's "Bat Country," Rihanna's "S.O.S.," Chris Brown's "Run It!" and James Blunt's "You're Beautiful"), plus an Art Direction nod.

Aguilera's four nominations include Video of the Year and Best Female Video, while AFI, Chris Brown and Gnarls Barkley locked up three nominations a piece. Fall Out Boy, Kanye West, Rihanna and the Pussycat Dolls each scored two noms.

For the first time in VMA history, viewers will be able to vote for their favorites in all categories (not just Viewer's Choice).

In addition, this year there will be two new categories for the online gaming community to vote on, through Gametrailers.com and Xfire: Best Video Game Soundtrack and Best Video Game Score. Winners will be announced live on vma.mtv.com on August 31 during the MTV Overdrive broadcast.

For the complete list of nominees, go here.

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