Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers
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08/15/2008 at 09:00 AM EDT
may have had a tough time
at last year's Video Music Awards, but she'll have a chance to redeem herself this year.
She is up for the show's top honor – video of the year – for "Piece of Me." The video was also nominated by the singer's fans for best pop video and best female video.
Other nominees in the category include the Jonas Brothers for "Burnin Up," Chris Brown's "Forever," the Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up," and the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go."
The nominees for best rock video were also announced: Fall Out Boys' "Beat It," Paramore's "Crush, Crush, Crush," Slipknot's "Psychosocial," Lincoln Park's "Shadow of the Day," and Foo Fighters' "The Pretender."
Should Spears win, this will be her first Moonman; the pop star has been nominated 16 times, but has never walked away with an award.
Since Spears filmed a promo
for the awards with host Russell Brand, MTV has confirmed there is a possibility she will appear at the awards, in one way or another – but not whether she will perform. Last year, Spears delivered a universally panned performance of her song "Gimme More" at the VMAs.
The VMAs air live from Los Angeles on Sept. 7. on MTV.