Eminem and Missy Elliott pick up six apiece...

THE White Stripes have been nominated in four categories at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ is in contention for Best Video Of The Year, Breakthrough Video, Best Special Effects In A Video, and Best Editing In A Video.

Hives’ ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’ is up against Strokes’ ‘Last Nite’ for the MTV2 Award, alongside leftfield favourites such as Norah Jones’ ‘Don’t Know Why’ and Musiq Soulchild’s ‘Halfcrazy’.

Eminem and Missy Elliott have been nominated for the most awards, with six apiece. Eminem, however, will be guaranteed his share of the limelight, as he is performing at the awards ceremony on August 29 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Other acts confirmed to play are Pink and Bruce Springsteen.