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Katy Perry leads VMA nominations

Katy Perry leads the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, scoring nine nods, closely followed by Adele and Kanye West, who are up for seven accolades each.
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Katy Perry leads the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), scoring nods in nine categories.

The 26-year-old singer saw four of her tracks nominated for awards, with 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)' up for Best Pop Video, 'Teenage Dream' up for Best Cinematography and 'Firework' shortlisted in three categories, Best Female Video, Best Art Direction and the coveted Video of the Year.

Her collaboration with Kanye West, 'E.T', is up for four awards, Best Collaboration, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Special Effects.

On hearing the news, Katy was convinced there had been a mistake.

She said: "Nine? I thought that was a typo or something! Oh my God, really? That's the most nominations I've ever gotten for anything."

As well as his nominations with Katy, Kanye scored an additional three nods, including another mention in the Best Collaboration category for his song 'All of the Lights' with Rihanna and Kid Cudi.

British singer Adele is also up for seven awards, with her nominations coming in categories including

Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video, all for 'Rolling in the Deep'.

Also receiving a number of nominations for the awards show - which is set to take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 28 - was Bruno Mars, who is up for four honours, while Lady Gaga, Beyonce Knowles and Nicki Minaj are each up for three accolades.

A full list of MTV Video Music Award nominations:

Video of the Year:

Adele - 'Rolling In the Deep'

Tyler The Creator - 'Yonkers'

Katy Perry - 'Firework'

Bruno Mars - 'Grenade'

Beastie Boys - 'Make Some Noise'

Best Female Video:

Adele - 'Rolling In the Deep'

Katy Perry - 'Firework'

Beyonce Knowles - 'Run the World (Girls)'

Nicki Minaj - 'Super Bass'

Lady Gaga - 'Born this Way'

Best Male Video:

Cee Lo Green - 'F**k You'

Eminem feat. Rihanna - 'Love the Way You Lie'

Bruno Mars - 'Grenade'

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - 'All of The Lights'

Justin Bieber - 'U Smile'

Best Hip-Hop Video:

Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz - '6'7''

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - 'All of The Lights'

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - 'Look At Me Now'

Nicki Minaj - 'Super Bass'

Lupe Fiasco - 'The Show Goes On'

Best New Artist:

Foster the People - 'Pumped Up Kicks'

Wiz Khalifa - 'Black and Yellow'

Tyler- The Creator - 'Yonkers'

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown - 'My Last'

Kreayshawn - 'Gucci Gucci'

Best Pop Video:

Adele - 'Rolling In the Deep'

Bruno Mars - 'Grenade'

Pitbull feat. NE-YO - Nayer & Afrojack- 'Give Me Everything'

Katy Perry - 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)'

Britney Spears - 'Til the World Ends'

Best Rock Video:

The Black Keys - 'Howlin For You'

Foo Fighters - 'Walk'

Foster the People - 'Pumped Up Kicks'

Mumford & Sons - 'The Cave'

Cage the Elephant - 'Shake Me Down'

Best Collaboration:

Pitbull feat. NE-YO- Nayer & Afrojack - 'Give Me Everything'

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - 'Look At Me Now'

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - 'All of The Lights'

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - 'E.T.'

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake - 'Moment 4 Life'

Best Art Direction:

Adele - 'Rolling In The Deep'

Katy Perry - 'Firework'

Lady Gaga - 'Judas'

Kanye West - 'Power'

Death Cab For Cutie - 'You Are A Tourist'

Best Choreography:

Beyonce Knowles - 'Run the World (Girls)'

Britney Spears - 'Til the World Ends'

Lady Gaga - 'Judas'

Bruno Mars - 'The Lazy Song'

LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock - 'Party Rock Anthem'

Best Cinematography:

Adele - 'Rolling In The Deep'

Beyonce Knowles- 'Run The World (Girls)'

Eminem feat. Rihanna - 'Love the Way You Lie'

Katy Perry - 'Teenage Dream'

Thirty Seconds to Mars - 'Hurricane'

Best Direction:

Adele - 'Rolling In the Deep'

Beastie Boys - 'Make Some Noise'

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - 'E.T.'

Thirty Seconds to Mars - 'Hurricane'

Eminem feat. Rihanna - 'Love the Way You Lie'

Best Editing:

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - 'E.T.'

Thirty Seconds to Mars - 'Hurricane'

Adele - 'Rolling In the Deep'

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - 'All of The Lights'

Manchester Orchestra - 'Simple Math'

Best Special Effects:

Manchester Orchestra - 'Simple Math'

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - 'E.T.'

Kanye West - 'Power'

Linkin Park - 'Waiting for the End'

Chromeo - 'Don't Turn the Lights On'

Posted on 21 Jul 2011 09:45 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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