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2011 MTV VMA Nominations Announced

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With an assist from Katy Perry, the 2011 MTV VMA nominations were announced at 11 PM ET. The preview came during Perry’s Seattle stop on her tour. Perry lead the noms this year with a total of 9, so congrats to the ‘Firework’ singer, who is still rocking her lighter hued locks and looks like an entirely different person.

Adele, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and Kanye West were all notables that had multiple noms, as did Nicki Minaj.

But perhaps the biggest shocker of this years nominations? That Lady Gaga had but one VMA nomination, for ‘Best Female Video’ for the epic ‘Born This Way’ clip, outside of technical categories. Really? Really. Tyler, The Creator of Odd Future had more nominations than the biggest name in pop music. Below is a list of the main categories:

Best Pop Video

Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’
‘Britney Spears, ‘Till the World Ends’
Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry, ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’
Pitbull, ‘Give Me Everything’ feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack

Best Rock Video

Cage the Elephant, ‘Shake Me Down’
Foo Fighters, ‘Walk’
Foster the People, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Mumford & Sons, ‘The Cave’
The Black Keys, ‘Howlin’ For You’

Best Hip-Hop Video

Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ feat. Rihanna and Kid Cudi
Lil Wayne, ’6 Foot, 7 Foot’ feat. Cory Gunz
Lupe Fiasco, ‘The Show Goes On’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Super Bass’

Best New Artist

Big Sean, ‘My Last’ feat. Chris Brown
Kreayshawn, ‘Gucci Gucci’
Foster the People ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Tyler, The Ceator, ‘Yonkers’
Wiz Khalifa, ‘Black and Yellow’

Best Female Video

Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Beyonce, ‘Run the World (Girls)’
Katy Perry, ‘Firework’
Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Super Bass’

Best Male Video

Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’
Cee Lo Green,’F— You’
Eminem, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ feat. Rihanna
Justin Bieber, ‘U Smile’
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ feat. Rihanna and Kid Cudi

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown, ‘Look at Me Now’ feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
Kanye West, ‘All of the Lights’ feat. Rihanna and Kid Cudi
Katy Perry, ‘E.T.’ feat. Kanye West
Nicki Minaj, ‘Moment 4 Life’ feat. Drake
Pitbull, ‘Give Me Everything’ feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack

Video of the Year

Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Beastie Boys, ‘Make Some Noise’
Bruno Mars, ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry, ‘Firework’
Tyler, The Creator, ‘Yonkers’

The 2011 MTV VMAs will air on August 28th at 9 PM ET, from Los Angeles. Be sure to stay tuned with PopCrush for complete coverage on the night of the awards and for more VMA news updates.

Watch the Katy Perry ‘Firework’ Video

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