Lady Gaga Snags 13 VMA Noms

By racking up 13 MTV Video Music Award nominations Lady Gaga has broken the record for most VMA nods in a single year. Now she just needs to bring home more than nine of the moonmen to beat Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” record for most wins in a single night.

Lady Gaga also became the first female artist nominated for two different videos in the Video of the Year category with noms for “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” featuring Beyonce. The pop star is up against 30 Seconds To Mars’ “Kings and Queens,” B.o.B.’s “Airplanes,” Eminem’s “Not Afraid” and Florence & the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.”

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Gaga earned two nominations in the Best Collaboration category for her work with Beyonce on “Telephone” and “Video Phone (Extended Remix).” She also earned nods for Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video as well as recognition in a number of professional categories including best art direction, best choreography, best cinematography, best direction, best edition and best special effects.

“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,” Gaga said in a statement.

“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 ruckus. Thank you, MTV!”

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Along with Video of the Year, Eminem earned seven more nominations including Best Hip Hop Video, Best Male Video, Best Editing and Best Direction.

Best New Artist nominees include Broken Bells, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj.

The Black Keys are up for Breakthrough Video for “Tighten Up,” competing with Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing,” Dan Black’s “Symphonies and Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def with “Stylo.”

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2010 VMA nominees also include Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Cascada, David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, MGMT, Muse, Paramore, Jay-Z and Kid Cudi.

The awards show takes places in Los Angeles Sept. 12.

Voting is open to fans now (excluding the professional categories) and closes Aug. 24. Fans can keep voting for Best New Artist up through the live award show.

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