EMINEM FIGHTS *NSYNC

The troubled rapper and the US boy band have both been nominated for six prizes...

Eminem, *NSYNC, Macy Gray and BLUR are among the nominations for this year’s MTV video music awards.

Eminem has been nominated for six awards, as have US boy band *NSYNC. Both have been nominated for Video Of The YearEminem for ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and ‘NSYNC for ‘Bye Bye Bye’.

In addition, the controversial rapper has also had his video, which features a cameo performance from Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst, nominated in the Best Male Video, Best Rap Video, Best Direction In A Video and Best Editing categories. *NSYNC have also been nominated for Best Group Video, Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography In A Video.

Macy Gray, riding on the success of her debut album ‘On How Life Is’, has been nominated for four awards – Best Female Video, Best New Artist In A Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography, while Blur have received a nomination for Best Breakthrough Video for their single ‘Coffee + TV’.

Other artists nominated for awards include Britney Spears, Moby, Ricky Martin, Rage Against The Machine and Christina Aguilera.

The awards will take place on September 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Highlights from the full list of nominations are:

Video Of The Year Blink 182 – ‘All The Small Things’ D’Angelo – ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’ Eminem – ‘The Real Slim Shady’ *NSYNC – ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Californication’

Best Male Video

D’Angelo – ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’ Eminem – ‘The Real Slim Shady’ Kid Rock – ‘Cowboy’ Moby – ‘Natural Blues’ Ricky Martin – ‘Shake Your Bon Bon’

Best Female Video

Aaliyah – ‘Try Again’ Britney Spears – ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ Christina Aguilera – ‘What A Girl Wants’ Macy Gray – ‘I Try’ Toni Braxton – ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’

Best Group Video Blink-182 – ‘All The Small Things’ Destiny’s Child -‘Say My Name’ Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’ *NSYNC – ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Californication’

Best Rap Video DMX – ‘Party Up’ Dr Dre/Eminem – ‘Forgot About Dre’ Eminem – ‘The Real Slim Shady’ Eve/Faith Evans – ‘Love Is Blind’ Jay-Z/U.G.K – ‘Big Pimpin”

Best Rock Video Creed – ‘Higher’ Kid Rock – ‘Cowboy’ Korn – ‘Falling Away From Me’ Limp Bizkit – ‘Break Stuff’ Metallica – ‘I Disappear’ Rage Against The Machine – ‘Sleep Now In The Fire’

Best Pop Video Blink-182 – ‘All The Small Things’ Britney Spears – ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ Christina Aguilera – What A Girl Wants’ Destiny’s Child – ‘Say My Name’ *NSYNC – ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’

Breakthrough Video Bjvrk – ‘All Is Full Of Love’ Blur – ‘Coffee + TV’ Chemical Brothers – ‘Let Forever Be’ Nine Inch Nails – ‘Into The Void’ Supergrass – ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’