MuchMusic Video Awards noms released

Nickelback, Danny Fernandes lead field with 5 apiece

TORONTO -- Alberta rockers Nickelback and R&B artist Danny Fernandes will lead all-comers with five nominations each at next month's MuchMusic Video Awards, it was announced Wednesday.

Nickelback and Fernandes will go head-to-head in the best video of the year competition with k-os, The Stills and Marianas Trench, the west coast punkers that captured four nominations in all.

Pop artists entered in the best foreign video competition include Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson.

The MMVAs, to be hosted by the Jonas Brothers, are set to roll June 21 in Toronto, and will air live on the Canadian music cable channel MuchMusic.