MTV is going gaga for Lady Gaga. The reigning pop queen dominates the nominations for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Gaga racks up a whopping 13 nods, including Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, and Video of the Year at the 27th annual show. She also claims bragging rights with the most nominations ever in a single VMA, as well as being the first female artist nominated for two different videos in the Video of the Year category for “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” featuring Beyoncé.
“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. Ironically, I’m even more proud it’s an unlucky number; 13,” said Gaga. “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!”
Eminem follows his labelmate with eight nominations including Best Male Video and Video of the Year for “Not Afraid.” “Apparently MTV doesn’t care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs. F me, right?!?!,” joked Eminem about his co-headlining concerts with Jay-Z. “I mean, I’ll be there but don’t expect me to be nice about it.”
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m.
A selection of this year’s nominees can be seen below. Click here for the full list.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BEST MALE VIDEO
BEST FEMALE VIDEO
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
BEST POP VIDEO
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