Adele Lead Nominations for 2011 MTV VMAs

It’s getting closer to that time of the year again… One of the biggest nights in the music industry is approaching us – the MTV Video Music Awards. And that means, the highly anticipated nominees list for the 2011 MTV VMAs has been announced. The 28th annual ceremony will air live on August 28th, 2011 on MTV.

Leading all nominees is pop star Katy Perry, with 9 nominations including nods in Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, and Best Collaboration categories.

Another singer who is having a spectacular year is Adele, who released her critically acclaimed sophomore album ’21’ earlier this year. She has 7 nominations for her chart-topping single “Rolling in the Deep.”

Meanwhile, other artists like Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown each have multiple nominations as well.

As we wait to hear who will be hosting the show, as well as who will be performers at this highlighted event, fans can vote for their favorite artist to win.

Did your favorite artist get nominated? Who do you want to see win? See the official nominees list below:

Video Of The Year:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bestie Boys – Make Some Noise
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Firework
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

Best Pop Video:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

Best Female Video:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

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 Hip-Hop Artist:
Chris Brown – Look At Me Now
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes on
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Best New Artist:
Big Sean
Foster The People
Kreashaywn
Tyler The Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Best Male Video:
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Cee-Lo – Fuck You
Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
Justin Bieber – You Smile
Kanye West – All Of The Lights

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

Best Art Direction:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Death Cab For Cutie – You Are A Tourist
Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power
Katy Perry f/ 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 f/ Lauren Bennett & Goon – Party Rock Anthem

Best Cinematography:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Best Direction:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T

Best Editing:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights

Best Special Effects:
Chromeo – Dont Turn The Lights On
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Linkin Park – Waiting For The End

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