The 2011 Video Music Award Nominees

Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West...those are just a few artists nominated for VMAs this year. Check out who else is in the running to win a Moonman.

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The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, airing Aug. 28, are sure to be a spectacle — but is your favorite artist nominated for a Moonman this year? Pop songstress Katy Perry leads the pack with nine VMA nods this year, including Video of the Year for "Firework" and Best Collaboration for "E.T.," which features Kanye West. Click to see who else is nominated.
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The lovely British singer-songwriter Adele achieved massive success this year, with hits "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep." The sultry contralto is nominated for seven VMAs, including Video of the Year and Best Pop Video for "Rolling in the Deep."
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Kanye West, currently making headlines for his new album "Watch the Throne" with Jay-Z, had a big year. His single "All of the Lights," from the album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is up for six VMAs, including Best Male Video and Best Hip-Hop Video.
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Bruno Mars, who often cites artists such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson as influences, is nominated for four Moonmen this year. The Hawaiian native's nominations include Video of the Year and Best Male Video for "Grenade."
Mama Monster, aka Lady Gaga could be taking home three awards this year: she's nominated for Best Female Video for "Born This Way," and Best Art Direction and Best Choreography for "Judas."
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Looks like Beyonce's booty-shakin' days have paid off: her "Run the World (Girls)" video is up for three VMAs, including Best Female Video and Best Choreography.
Rapper Eminem is up for three nominations (with a little help from Rihanna) including Best Male Video and Best Cinematography for "Love the Way You Lie."
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Hip hop and R&B recording artist Nicki Minaj could win three Moonmen this year. She's nominated for Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video for "Super Bass" and Best Collaboration for "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake.
Rapper and leader of the hip-hop collective OFWGKTA is Tyler, the Creator. He could take home two awards, one for Video of the Year for "Yonkers" and one for Best New Artist.
Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" is nominated for two VMAs in the Best Pop Video and Best Choreography categories.
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30 Seconds to Mars' video for "Hurricane" could rack up two Moonmen, for Best Cinematography and Best Direction.
The Boys are back — the Beastie Boys, that is. And they're nominated for two VMAs this year: Video of the Year and Best Direction for "Make Some Noise." The video served as a hilarious prequel to the Boys' mega hit "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" and featured a slew of stars, including Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen.
Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now," featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, was nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Collaboration categories.
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Manchester Orchestra's indie rock video for "Simple Math" is up for Best Editing and Best Special Effects.
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Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, could win Best Pop Video and Best Collaboration.
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Foster the People's video for "Pumped Up Kicks" scored them a nod for Best New Artist and Best Rock Video.
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Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" is nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Video category.
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Linkin Park's video for "Waiting for the End" is up for Best Special Effects.
Montreal indie rockers Chromeo got a nod in the Best Special Effects category for their creepy video "Don't Turn The Lights On."
Death Cab for Cutie's video for "You Are a Tourist" could take home the VMA for Best Art Direction.
LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" is nominated in the Best Choreography category.
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The Foo Fighters could walk off with a Moonman for Best Rock Video, "Walk."
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Also competing for Best Rock Video are the Black Keys, with "Howlin' for You."
Mumford & Sons' video for "The Cave" could take home the award for Best Rock Video.
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Cage the Elephant's "Shake Me Down" is also nominated in the Best Rock Video category.
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Cee Lo Green's "F--- You" is up for Best Male Video.
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Wiz Khalifa could take home the award for Best New Artist with his video for "Black and Yellow." He already won BET's Best New Artist award earlier this year.
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Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" could steal the show with his nomination in the Best Hip-Hop Video category.
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Big Sean could take home the Moonman for Best New Artist for his video "My Last," featuring Chris Brown.
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Rapper Kreayshawn is up for her first VMA, for Best New Artist, for her video "Gucci Gucci," set on the mean streets of L.A.
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Justin Bieber will surely be smiling if he wins Best Male Video for "U Smile."
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