Lady Gaga Leads MTV VMA Nominations With 13 Total
The full list of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards hopefuls has been unveiled over at MTV Buzzworthy, and Lady Gaga has the most nominations with 13—a new record for amount one artist has earned in one year—including Best Collaboration for “Telephone,” Best Pop Video, Best Dance Music Video, Best Female Video and Best Choreography for “Bad Romance.” Both Eminem and Beyonce are up for eight awards, while Florence + The Machine and B.o.B scored five nominations each.
“I’m so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history,” politically-minded Gaga said in a statement published by People.
She continued, “Ironically, I’m even more proud it’s an unlucky number: 13. A long time ago the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard, together we changed the rules. God put me on Earth for three reasons: To make loud music, gay videos and cause a damn raucous. Thank you, MTV!”
Below are several categories and nominees for the 2010 MTV VMAs. For the full list, hit up MTV’s Buzzworthy blog.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” Florence + The Machine, “Dog Days Are Over” 30 Seconds To Mars, “Kings and Queens” Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé, “Telephone” Eminem, “Not Afraid” B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams, “Airplanes”
BEST COLLABORATION B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams, “Airplanes” Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga “Video Phone (Extended Remix)” Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé, “Telephone 3OH!3 featuring Ke$ha, “My First Kiss” Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” Ke$ha, “Tik Tok” Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls” Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga, “Video Phone (Extended Remix)” Taylor Swift, “Fifteen”
BEST MALE VIDEO Eminem, “Not Afraid” Usher featuring Will.I.Am, “OMG” B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams, “Airplanes” Drake, “Find Your Love” Jason Derulo, “In My Head”
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams, “Airplanes” Eminem, “Not Afraid” Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem, “Forever” Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat, “Pursuit Of Happiness”
BEST NEW ARTIST Ke$ha Jason Derulo Justin Bieber Nicki Minaj Broken Bells
BEST POP VIDEO Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog, “California Gurls” Ke$ha, “Tik Tok” Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga, “Video Phone (Extended Remix)” B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars, “Nothin’ on You”
BEST ROCK VIDEO 30 Seconds To Mars, “Kings and Queens” Muse, “Uprising” Paramore, “Ignorance” Florence + the Machine, “Dog Days Are Over” MGMT, “Flash Delirium”
BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull, “I Like It” Cascada, “Evacuate The Dancefloor” David Guetta featuring Akon, “Sexy Chick” Usher featuring Will.I.Am, “OMG”
The MTV VMAs will air live on the cable network at 9 p.m. on September 12. (Insert “the only time you’ll see a music video on MTV” joke here.) Check back in a bit for the full list of this year’s nominees.