All Saints, Beasties Lead MTV Nominees

U.K. pop-group All Saints and irrepressible punk-rappers the Beastie Boys have taken the lion's share -- four nods each -- of nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards. The Spice Girls-like bubblegum act All Saints were tapped for Best Group, Best Album (All Saints), Breakthrough Act and Best Song ("Never Ever"); the Beasties were acknowledged for Best Group, Best Rap Act, Best Album (Hello Nasty) and Best Video ("Intergalactic"). Dance-pop diva Madonna, a big winner at the U.S. MTV Video Music Awards, scored three nods; other nominees include Eagle-Eye Cherry, Puff Daddy, Robbie Williams, Natalie Imbruglia, Massive Attack and Backstreet Boys.