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Britney Spears is 'ultimate' pick of Teen Choice Awards

August 7, 2009 |  9:55 am

Britney Spears Teen Choice Awards Circus Entertainment News 2468097Britney Spears won't be performing on Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, but she is sure to appear onstage. She has been tapped to receive a special prize as the ultimate choice for her "extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry." Britney Spears is also contending for three Teen Choice Awards: female artist, single ("Circus") and tour.

This has already been a good week for Spears. On Tuesday, she was nominated for video of the year at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. "Womanizer" also earned her a nod for pop video while "Circus" picked up five technical noms.

Last year, Spears won the top prize at the VMAs for "Piece of Me" as well as two more Moonmen. Those wins were a surprise given that she had lost all 16 of her previous VMA races. Her appearance on that MTV award show boosted it to record ratings, drawing more than 23 million viewers.

While it took time for the pop star to finally prevail at the VMAs, she has already won a record 15 Teen Choice Awards. This year she has three ponies in the award derby.

For female artist, Spears faces off against Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. Her competition for single of the year is Kelly Clarkson ("My Life Would Suck Without You"), Miley Cyrus ("The Climb"), Lady Gaga ("Poker Face") and Katy Perry ("Hot N Cold"). And for tour of the year, Spears is up against "American Idol," Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and David Archuleta, and Taylor Swift. 

Winners were decided by a popular vote and will be announced Sunday at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles with the show hosted by the Jonas Brothers and airing Monday on Fox.

Photo: Fox

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