Katy Perry leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

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The nominees for the 28th MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) were released July 20, with Katy Perry, Adele and Kanye West the top contenders for the show scheduled to be telecast August 28 live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

With a total of nine nominations, American singer Katy Perry is the top nominee, with nods for Video of the Year and Best Female Video for "Firework."

British singer Adele is up for seven nominations, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video for "Rolling in the Deep" from her top-selling album 21, and hip hop performer Kanye West is also up for seven nominations, including one for his collaboration with Perry on "E.T."

Other artists nominated multiple times for the cable/satellite channel's "Moonman" trophy include Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, and Foster the People.

Here are highlights of the nominees for the 2011 VMAs:

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, "Run The World (Girls)"
Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

Best Male Video

Cee Lo Green, "F*** You"
Eminem featuring Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna & Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
Justin Bieber, "U Smile"

Best Hip Hop Video
Lil Wayne with Cory Gunz, "6'7'"
Kanye West with Rihanna & Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
Chris Brown with 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 featuring Chris Brown, "My Last"
Kreayshawn, "Gucci Gucci"

Best Pop Video
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep
Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
Pitbull with NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"
Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Britney Spears, "Till 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 featuring NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"
Chris Brown with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, "Look at Me Now"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna & Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, "Moment 4 Life"

Best Direction
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise"
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Hurricane"
Eminem featuring Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"


For the full list of MTV VMA nominees and to vote online for favorite nominees:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2011/categories.jhtml

RC

 

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