Lady Gaga tops MTV’s Video Music Award nominees

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With 13 nominations, Lady Gaga dominates the nominees for MTV's Video Music Awards show and continues to break records. Eminem is next in line with eight nods and both will vie for Video of the Year on September 12, at 9 pm EST.

Gaga took categories including Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Music Video for "Bad Romance." Her video for "Telephone" is nominated for Best Collaboration with Beyoncé as well as Video of the Year.

"13 VMA noms lilmonsters. Breakin records+breakin rüles," Gaga tweeted Tuesday. "I love you, you Bad Kids are a part of me. PAWS UP!"

Eminem didn't share her enthusiasm. "Apparently, MTV doesn't care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs," the rapper said in a statement, or "joked," according to MTV. "I mean, I'll be there, but don't expect me to be nice about it."

MTV is switching venues for the event from New York City's Radio City Music Hall to Los Angeles Gibson Theater.

Eminem's "Not Afraid" video is up for Best Male Video, Best Hip-Hop Video and Video of the Year.

Also nominated for Video of the Year are Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days Are Over"), Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars' "Kings and Queens" and "Airplanes" by B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams, and Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé's "Telephone."

Other A-list nominations include Katy Perry's "California Gurls" featuring Snoop Dogg, up for Best Female Video, along with Ke$ha's "Tik Tok," and Taylor Swift's "Fifteen."

For Best Male Video, Usher's "OMG," Jason Derulo's "In My Head" and Drake's "Find Your Love" are among the nominations.

Teen sensation Justin Bieber got nominated as Best New Artist category for "Baby," as well as Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, and Broken Bells.

The Breakthrough Videos for innovative music and visuals are Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def for "Stylo," Coldplay for "Strawberry Swing," Dan Black for "Symphonies," and The Black Keys for "Tighten Up."

Absent are The Black Eyed Peas, shut out from winning a Moonman trophy since the act's hits were not released during the eligibility period. Also curiously without nods are high-profile artists such as Miley Cyrus, Taio Cruz and OK Go.

Some worthy bands were only nominated for videos in technical categories, such as Green Day and Muse for Best Special Effects. Also Rihanna and Miike Snow are included for Best Editing, and Mumford & Sons for Cinematography.

Fans can vote online to select winners in general categories, including Best New Artist, through September 12.