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    Katy Perry's "E.T." and "Firework" Have a Blast With MTV VMA Nominations

    Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Steve Granitz/WireImage; Rob Loud/Getty Images; Michael Kovac/FilmMagic

    Looks like the nominations for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are out of this world.

    Between her hits "Firework" an "E.T.," Katy Perry scored nine nods, which put her in the lead of all other artists for the Aug. 28 awards show, including Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Direction, Best Special Effects and the biggie, Video of the Year.

    But she wasn't too far ahead of some other artists...

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    British singer Adele was right behind her with seven nominations, thanks to "Rolling in the Deep" from her album 21, which has already proven its worth by becoming the best-selling album of 2011 so far. Her nods include Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

    Just when you think the ladies are ruling the show, Kanye West reminds you that ain't so.

    The man we love to hate earned seven nods for his blinding video "All of the Lights" and "Power," Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Male Video and two shots at Best Collaboration for his Rihanna and Kid Cudi link for "All of the Lights" and his cameo in Perry's "E.T."

    Four nominations for Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Male Video for "Grenade" went out to Bruno Mars

    Then it was back to ladies. Three ladies in particular, who just so happened to also receive three noms each: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.

    Barbz fans can root Nicki on for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Female Video for "Super Bass," and Best Collaboration with Drake for "Moment 4 Life."

    Joining her in the running for Best Female Video are Gaga and Beyoncé for "Born This Way" and "Run the World (Girls)". 

    Gaga's other noms are for Best Art Direction and Best Choreography for the controversial "Judas," while B's "Girls" also got Best Choreography and Best Cinematography.

    Marshall Mathers is also still important in the music scene. Eminem snagged three nominations for Best Male Video, Best Direction and Best Cinematography for his Rihanna collaboration "Love the Way You Lie."

    Other artists that grabbed nominations are Beastie Boys, Chris Brown, 30 Seconds to Mars, Pitbull Tyler, The Creator, Foster the People, Manchester Orchestra, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and Mumford & Sons.

    In case that hurt your brain, here's a simplified list of all the 2011 VMA nominees:

    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, "E.T."
    • Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, "Moment 4 Life"
    • Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"

    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 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 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 Pop Video
    Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
    • Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
    • Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"
    • Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
    • Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"

    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"
    • Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
    • Lupe Fiasco, "The Show Goes On"

    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 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 & Goon,"Party Rock Anthem"

    Best Cinematography
    • 30 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
    • 30 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
    • 30 Seconds to Mars, "Hurricane"
    • Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
    • Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
    • Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
    • Manchester Orchestra, "Simple Math"

    Best SFX
    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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