The VMA Nominations Are In… Kanye West Snags Six!!!

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Last night, the MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced by Pop diva Katy Perry. Leading the pack is Ms. Perry herself with 8 nominations, 5 of which are for her collabo with the genius that is Kanye West “E.T.” Ye trails right behind Katy with 6 nominations of his own and 5 more if you include those with Katy.

Others nominated for awards include Nicki Minaj  and Beyonce with 3 noms, as well as Chris Brown, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Eminem and many more. Hip-Hop dominates the Best New Artist category with Wiz Khaila, Big Sean, Kreyshawn and Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards below which will take place on Sunday, August 28th at 9pm EST.

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 f/ 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 f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of The Lights”
Lil Wayne – “6 Foot, 7 Foot”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

Best New Artist
Big Sean – “My Last”
Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Kreyshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
Tyler, The Creator – “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 f/ Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Justin Bieber – “U Smile”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown f/Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj f/Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”

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 Art Direction:
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Death Cab For Cutie – “You are a Tourist”
Kanye West f/ Dwele – “Power”
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – “E.T.”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”

Best Choreography
Beyonce – “Run the World (Girls)”
Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
LMFAO f/ Lauren Bennett and Goon – “Party Rock Anthem”

Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Hurricane”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyonce – “Run the World (Girls)”
Eminem f/ 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 f/ 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 f/ Dwele – “Power”
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – “E.T.”
Linkin Park – “Waiting For The End”
Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”

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