Scooping the top prize at the MTV awards capped a memorable year for Las Vegas band Panic at the Disco. The pop-punk debutantes recorded their first album just under 12 months ago. Britain’s James Blunt won Best Male Video for “You’re beautiful”. Kelly Clarkson clinched the Best Female Video prize while Beyonce took Best R and B video. Stalwart Madonna left empty-handed while another favourite, Shakira, won only the Best Choreography category.