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2011 VMA Nominees

To honor the best music videos that are shown on the MTV channel, an awards ceremony was created, which is simply referred to as the VMAs. The MTV Video Music Awards was established at first to be an alternative to the iconic music awards, the Grammys, acknowledging the artists that draw a younger audience. By the year 2001 the MTV Video Music Awards has risen to be seen as prestigious an event, and the ceremony, which was inaugurated in 1984, is usually broadcast during the month of September. Organizers of the VMAs have recently released their nominations list, which is dominated this year by Katy Perry.

Raking in no less than nine nominations in various categories, Katy Perry is most definitely shaking up the music video industry. Adele also managed to get multiple nominations for her album 21, in categories such as Best Pop Video, Video of the Year and Best Female Video. The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Video Of the Year: Bruno Mars (Granade), Adele (Rolling In The Deep), Katy Perry (Fireworks), Beastie Boys (Make Some Noise) and Tyler The Creator (Yonkers).

Best Male Video: Eminem ft Rihanna (Love The Way You Lie), Justin Bieber (U Smile), Cee Lo Green (F**k You), Bruno Mars (Grenade) and Kanye West ft Rihanna & Kid Cudi (All Of The Lights).

Best Female Video: Katy Perry (Firework), Lady Gaga (Born This Way), Adele (Rolling in the Deep), Nicki Minaj (Super Bass) and Beyonce Knowles (Run the World).

Best New Artist: Wiz Khalifa (Black and Yellow), Kreayshawn (Gucci Gucci), Foster the People (Pumped Up Kicks), Big Sean Ft Chris Brown (My Last) and Tyler The Creator (Yonkers).

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

Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters (Walk), The Black Keys (Howlin For You), Cage The Elephant (Shake Me Down), Mumford & Sons (The Cave) and Foster The People (Pumped Up Kicks).

Best Pop Video: Bruno Mars (Grenade), Pitbull ft NE-YO – Nayer & Afrojack (Give Me Everything), Adele (Rolling in the Deep), Britney Spears (Til the World Ends) and Katy Perry (Last Friday Night).

Best Collaboration: Kanye West ft Rihanna and Kid Cudi (All Of The Lights), Pitbull ft Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes (Look At Me Now), Nicki Minaj ft Drake (Moment 4 Life), Katy Perry ft Kanye West (E.T) and Pitbull ft NE-Yo – Nayer & Afrojack (Give Me Everything).

Best Art Direction: Katy Perry (Fireworks), Lady Gaga (Judas), Adele (Rolling in the Deep), Death Cab For Cutie (You Are A Tourist) and Kanye West (Power).

Best Cinematography: Beyonce Knowles (Run The World), Eminem ft Rihanna (Love the Way You Lie), Thirty Seconds To Mars (Hurricane), Adele (Rolling In The Deep) and Katy Perry (Teenage Dream).

Best Choreography: Lady Gaga (Judas), LMFAO ft Lauren Bennet & GoonRock (Party Rock Anthem), Beyonce Knowles (Run The World), Britney Spears (Til The World Ends) and Bruno Mars (The Lazy Song).

Best Editing: Thirty Seconds To Mars (Hurricane), Kanye West ft Rihanna & Kid Cudi (All of The Lights), Katy Perry Ft Kanye West (E.T.). Manchester Orchestra (Simple Math) and Adele (Rolling In the Deep).

Best Special Effects: Kanye West (Power), Manchester Orchestra (Simple Math), Linkin Park (Waiting For The End), Katy Perry ft Kanye West (E.T.) and Chromeo (Don’t Turn The Lights On).

Best Direction: Katy Perry ft Kanye West (E.T.), Eminem ft Rihanna (Love The Way You Lie), Adele (Rolling In The Deep), Thirty Seconds To Mars (Hurricane) and Beasty Boys (Make Some Noise).

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted on 28 August 2011 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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