The nominees for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced and as expected, Lady Gaga comes out on top with 13 nominations including the most coveted award, Video of the Year. That is the highest number of nominations received by a single artist for the VMAs. Ever. Gaga is also the first ever female artist to have two contenders for Video of the Year in Bad Romance and Telephone ft. Beyoncé.
Rapper Eminem who just caused a frenzy in Toronto Sunday night with a surprise appearance at Drake's OVO Festival, is up for eight awards, making him the evening's second most nominated artist.
By far, the evening's most interesting and competitive category is that of Best Female Video. This category pits against each other: Katy Perry's California Gurls ft.Snoop Dogg, up against Ke$ha's Tik Tok, Gaga & Beyoncé's Video Phone, Taylor Swift's Fifteen and Gaga's Bad Romance. Toughie.
The VMAs air Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9 PM EST. Click here for a more comprehensive list of nominees.
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