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"Nine? I thought that was a typo or something! Omigod, really? That’s the most nominations I’ve ever gotten for anything."
KATY LEADS THE WAY WITH NINE VMA NOMINATIONS
Divas Will Loom Large at This Year’s Festivities
The telegenic Katy Perry is the leading nominee for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with nine, including Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Direction, Best Special Effects Video of the Year, for her "Firework" clip.

"I have nine nominations!" Perry shouted when she heard about her noms from MTV NewsSway during Wednesday night’s on-air nominations telecast. "Nine? I thought that was a typo or something! Omigod, really? That’s the most nominations I’ve ever gotten for anything."

Right behind her is this year’s runaway sales leader, Adele, who scored seven noms for "Rolling in the Deep," the only single or video thus far from 21, putting her up against Perry in the Video of the Year and Best Pop Video categories.

In this, the year of the diva (just like the last four or five), Katy and Adele got by far the most love, at least at the nominations stage. Their rivals Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj snagged three nominations apiece. Beyoncé and Gaga have dominated the VMAs in years past, topped by Gaga’s record-breaking 13 nods last year.

Kanye West matched Adele with seven nods, split between the clips for "All of the Lights" and "Power." These include a double in Best Collaboration for "Lights" with Rihanna and Kid Cudi and his cameo in Perry’s "E.T."

Relative newcomer Bruno Mars came on strong with four noms, including the biggie for “Grenade,” while Eminem and Thirty Seconds to Mars each racked up three, the latter in technical categories for their groundbreaking "Hurricane" epic.

Double nominees include the Beastie Boys, Chris Brown and Pitbull, as well as newcomers Tyler, the Creator; Foster the People; and Manchester Orchestra. Speaking of rookies, Mumford & Sons are in the running for Best Rock Video.

The voting is now on at vma.mtv.com or m.mtv.com on mobile phones. The show airs from the Nokia Theatre on Aug, 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Here’s the complete list of categories and noms:

Video of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Tyler, the Creator, “Yonkers”

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 featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”

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 featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Lil Wayne, “6 Foot, 7 Foot”
Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

Best Male Video
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Cee Lo Green, “F**k You”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All Of The Lights”

Best Female Video
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Lady GaGa, “Born This Way”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

Best New Artist
Big Sean featuring Chris Brown, “My Last”
Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”
Tyler, the Creator, “Yonkers”
Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All Of The Lights”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, “Moment 4 Life”
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”

Best Art Direction
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Death Cab for Cutie, “You Are a Tourist”
Kanye West featuring Dwele, “Power”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T”
Lady GaGa, “Judas”

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”
Lady GaGa, “Judas”
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goon, “Party Rock Anthem”

Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”

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

Best Editing
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”

Best Special Effects
Chromeo, “Don”t Turn the Lights On”
Kanye West featuring Dwele, “Power”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T”
Linkin Park, “Waiting for the End”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”

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