With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALAs).

With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALAs). Shakira is up for artist of the year and best female artist, as well as video of the year for both "No" and "La Tortura" featuring Alejandro Sanz.

Juanes and Miranda! received five nominations each, while Molotov, Reik and Andrea Echeverri took home four. Several non-Latin acts garnered nominations, including Ashlee Simpson, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson, all of whom will vie for best new international artist.

As previously reported, the VMALAs will air live throughout Latin America and the United States Oct. 20 on MTV2 from the Great Tlacho Theater in Xcaret in Mexico's Playa del Carmen.

This marks the first time the awards will take place outside of Miami, where they were originally launched in 2002. Artists scheduled to perform include Shakira, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and the Foo Fighters.

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