Katy Perry Leads MTV VMA Nominees With Nine, Kanye West & Adele Right Behind Her

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 07/21/11

Adele, Kanye West and Katy PerryThe nominees for the upcoming 2011 MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) have been announced, and it's popstar Katy Perry who leads the way with nine nods, while Kanye West and British singer Adele come in closely behind her with seven each.

Perry is up for top honors, including Best Pop Video and Best Special Effects for her futuristic chart-topping hit "E.T." featuring Kanye West, as well as the Video of the Year for "Firework," where she has some stiff competition.

Up against her is Tyler The Creator's "Yonkers," Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and the Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise."

West's seven noms -- include several categories for the videos to the Rihanna-assisted "All of the Lights", and "POWER."

Trailing behind is Bruno Mars, who is up for four Moonmen, while Beyoncé, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three VMA nominations apiece.

First-time VMA nominee Tyler The Creator is up two nods including Best New Artist, where he'll be up against Oakland newcomer Kreayshawn and her viral smash "Gucci Gucci."

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will air live August 28, at 9 p.m. from Hollywood, Calif. Voting is now open to the public.

Voting is up to the public at MTV.com.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

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 Perry – "Firework"
Beyoncé – "Run the World (Girls)"
Nicki Minaj – "Super Bass"
Lady Gaga – "Born This Way"

BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green – "F*** You"
Eminem ft. Rihanna – "Love the Way You Lie"
Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – "All of the Lights"
Justin Bieber – "U Smile"

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz – "6 Foot 7 Foot"
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – "All of the Lights"
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – "Look at Me Now"
Nicki Minaj – "Super Bass"
Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"

BEST NEW ARTIST
Wiz Khalifa – "Black and Yellow"
Tyler, The Creator – "Yonkers"
Big Sean ft. Chris Brown – "My Last"
Kreayshawn – "Gucci Gucci"
Foster the People – "Pumped Up Kicks"

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele – "Rolling in the Deep"
Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Nayer & 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 ft. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – "Give Me Everything"
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – "Look at Me Now"
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – "All of the Lights"
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – "E.T."
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake – "Moment 4 Life"

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele – "Rolling in the Deep"
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – "E.T."
Lady Gaga – "Judas"
Kanye West – "POWER"
Death Cab for Cutie – "You Are a Tourist"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – "Run the World (Girls)"
Britney Spears – "Till the World Ends"
Lady Gaga – "Judas"
Bruno Mars – "The Lazy Song"
LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – "Party Rock Anthem"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele – "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyoncé – "Run the World (Girls)"
Eminem ft. 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 ft. Kanye West – "E.T."
Thirty Seconds To Mars – "Hurricane"
Eminem ft. Rihanna – "Love the Way You Lie"

BEST EDITING
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – "E.T."
Thirty Seconds to Mars – "Hurricane"
Adele – "Rolling in the Deep"
Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – "All of the Lights"
Manchester Orchestra – "Simple Math"

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
Manchester Orchestra – "Simple Math"
Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – "E.T."
Kanye West – "POWER"
Linkin Park – "Waiting for the End"
Chromeo – "Don’t Turn the Lights On"