NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Winners at the Video Music Awards and the night's performances shocked the New York audience, which expected established groups to win the coveted awards.
Although big names got some of the 15 awards Thursday, newcomers took attendees by surprise. Panic! at the Disco took the Moonman for Video of the Year for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Equally amazing, Chamillionaire got the award for Best Rock Video for "Ridin," MTV reported.
All-American Rejects were ecstatic winning the Best Group Video award. The Rejects sold more than a million copies of "Move Along."
Shakira and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the most frequently nominated, but won only for Best Choreography and Best Art Direction.
Kelly Clarkson received Best Female Video, Black Eyed Peas won Best Hip-Hop Video and Pink got Best Pop Video, MTV said.
The evening's entertainment was just as startling with Justin Timberlake pumping on "SexyBack," Beyoncé stripping during "Ring the Alarm," and T.I. pulling a hoodie over his head in "What You Know."
OK Go got a standing ovation after lip-syncing "Here It Goes Again" while running on treadmills in tailored suits.