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Katy Perry leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

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perry pops with noms!

Katy Perry's name is all over the MTV Video Music Awards. Firework, Teenage Dream, E.T. and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) all managed to score nominations, making her the leader of the pack.

Katy Perry

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations came out Wednesday night (July 20) and Katy Perry led the pack with nine. Among others, the music star took nods in the Best Video and Best Female Video of the Year categories for Firework.

Adele and Kanye West nipped right at the heels of Katy Perry with seven nominations. Adele also finds herself in the Best Video and Best Female Video of the Year categories against Perry with Rolling in the Deep.

Check out the full list of nominees and you can catch the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.

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 PerryFirework
Beyonce - Run the World (Girls) 
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
Lady Gaga- Born This Way

Best Male Video
Cee Lo Green - F*** You
Eminem feat Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Kanye West feat Rihanna and Kid Cudi - All of the Lights
Justin Bieber - U Smile

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

Best New Artist
Foster the People - Pump Up Kicks
Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow
Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
Big Sean feat Chris Brown - My Last
Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci

Best Pop Video
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Pitbull feat Ne-Yo, Nayer and 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 feat Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack - Give Me Everything
Chris Brown feat Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - Look at Me Now
Kanye West feat Rihanna and Kid CudiAll of the Lights
Katy Perry feat Kanye West - E.T.
Nicki Minaj feat Drake - Moment 4 Life

Best Art Direction
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Katy Perry - Firework
Lady Gaga - Judas
Kanye West - Power
Death Cab for Cutie - You Are a Tourist

Best Choreography
Beyonce - Run the World (Girls)
Britney Spears - Till the World Ends
Lady Gaga - Judas
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
LMFAO feat Lauren Bennett and BoonRock - Party Rock Anthem

Best Cinematography
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Beyonce - Run the World (Girls) 
Eminem feat Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Thirty Seconds to Mars - Hurricane

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

Best Editing
Katy Perry feat Kanye West - E.T.
Thirty Seconds to MarsHurricane
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Kanye West feat Rihanna and Kid Cudi All of the Lights
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math

Best SFX
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Katy Perry feat Kanye WestE.T.
Kanye West - Power
Linkin Park - Waiting for the End
Chromeo - Don't Turn the Lights On

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