Lady Gaga and her top hit Bad Romance are expected to be the biggest winners at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, followed by B.o.B, Eminem, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The award ceremony will be held on September 12 in Los Angeles.
The MTV video music awards is one of the most highly anticipated pop events of the year. A total of 15 awards will be handed out, divided in both professional and non-professional awards.
Bad Romance, has been nominated for Best Dance Music Video, Best Female Video, Best Art Direction, Best Pop Video, Video of the year, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing, and Best Special Effects—a total of two thirds of all awards.
Telephone, Lady Gaga's collaboration with Beyoncé has also been nominated for three awards.
Likewise, Beyoncé's Video Phone, featuring Lady Gaga, grabbed another five nominations. Beyoncé's Single Ladies was the biggest winner at the event last year, receiving three awards.
Thrilled for receiving nominations in thirteen categories, Lady Gaga tweeted, "13 VMA [Video Music Awards] noms lilmonsters. Breakin records+breakin rüles. I love you, you Bad Kids are a part of me. PAWS UP! #VideoMonsterAwards."
Another major nominee is Eminem's Afraid, receiving nine nominations.
B.o.B´s Airplanes, a collaboration with Hayley Williams of the band Paramore received five nominations. Hayley´s own band was nominated for Best Rock Video for their 2009 hit Ignorance.
Jay-Z´s On To The Next One (ft. Swizz Beatz), Empire State of Mind (ft. Alicia Keys), and Usher´s OMG also received multiple nominations.
YouTube celebrity Justin Bieber was nominated for Best New Artist.