Katy Perry, Adele And Kanye West Lead The MTV VMA Nominations

2011 will go down as the year MTV turned its back on popularity in favor of credibility. Superstars like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga were generally overlooked, while upcoming acts like Tyler, The Creator and Manchester Orchestra were recognized. Of course, the big names nabbed their fair share of nominations, too — Katy Perry scored 9 noms for four different Teenage Dream videos, with “Firework” nabbing a nom for Video OF The Year. Her “ET” buddy Kanye West scored six for his “All Of The Lights” and “Power” videos. Meanwhile, chart-topping sensation Adele picked up seven noms just for “Rolling In The Deep”. Check out all the major nominations below!

Monsters and Beyonce stans are already expressing their anger at the nominations on Twitter. Their favorites could only manage 3 nominations each, while Britney Spears, once a VMA Video Of The Year winner for “Piece Of Me”, recieved only two nods. However, spare a thought for Rihanna and her sure-to-be depressed navy — RiRi’s videos were overlooked entirely (though she is featured on Kanye’s “All Of The Lights”).

For the full list of nominees, including the technical categories, hit up MTV.com.

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 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, “ET”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, “Moment 4 Life”
Pitbull featuring Nayer, Ne-Yo and Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Beyonce, “Run The World”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Cee-Lo Green, “Fuck 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 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 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 & Yellow”

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Britney Spears, “Til The World Ends”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Pitbull featuring Nayer, Ne-Yo 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”

The MTV VMAs will air live on the cable network at 9 p.m. on August 28.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hendra-CoChat/1570302155 Hendra CoChat

    this is sucks! how could britney HIAM music video isnt put in this poll ???

  • http://twitter.com/#!/sobercool ERIC

    Again, how were Britney and Rihanna overlooked?
    Gaga’s videos this era were not that huge I have to admit.
    But how the hell they didn’t nominate Beyonce’s Run The World (Girls) for video of the Year? And putting Katy Perry’s Firework in that category. There’s too much Katy Perry on this list.

    Also Justin Beaver nomination for Best ‘Male’ Video has got me on my nerves. That kid can’t win. I’m happy Kanye leads the pack; his last album is exceptional.

    Anyway, this list of nominee’s looks like vmas-90s-style (excepting for Perry of course).

  • Nyan

    It isn’t a poll.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vladimir-Movsesian/100002595939788 Vladimir Movsesian

    VMA 2011 RATINGS FLOP! Britney DO NOT perform there! DO NOT even appear!

  • abeljose22

    This is awesome! I’m so glad they didn’t nominate people just for ratings cc. Gaga & Britney because they so overrated!! So glad to see Kanye, Katy & Adele leading! This is great!

  • TheofficialJME

    WHAT HAPPEND WITH K$ MAN SHE WAS OVER LOOKED ITS ALL POLITICS @ MTV!

  • abeljose22

    I don’t know why Adele is receiving so much hate for her noms..to me is just silly that people actually think that britney, Gaga, Rihanna or Ke$ha should get more noms than her and she’s clearly a better singer than the rest of them..not a better singer she’s A SINGER unlike the others,

  • Jenna

    So what’s up with Katy Perry’s little “Nikki” remark at the end of the speech?

  • theloneranger

    You have got to be kidding me..Spears ripped that vid idea off from Adam Lambert from his 2009 vid…what a friggin joke….