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MTV VMAs 2011 Nominees Revealed!

MTV VMAs 2011 Nominees Revealed!

The nominees for the 2011 MTV VMAs are out!

Katy Perry leads the pack with nine nominations, including Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, and Video of the Year for “Firework.”

British songstress Adele and Kanye West tied for seven nods, while Bruno Mars earned four.

Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj each scored three nominations. Also up for Moonmen awards: Eminem, Chris Brown, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Pitbull.

The 2011 MTV VMAs airs live Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Head on over to to vote for your favorites!

Click inside for a full list of nominees

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
Katy Perry – Firework
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise

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

Cee Lo Green – F*** You
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Justin Bieber – U Smile

Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – 6’7’
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

Foster The People
Wiz Khalifa
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown
Tyler, The Creator

Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack – Give Me Everything
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends

The Black Keys – Howlin For You
Foo Fighters – Walk
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down

Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack – Give Me Everything
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West- E.T.
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
Lady Gaga – Judas
Kanye West – Power
Death Cab For Cutie – You Are A Tourist

Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Lady Gaga – Judas
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry feat. Kayne West – E.T.
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise

Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Katy Perry feat. Kayne West – E.T.
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math

Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T.
Kanye West – Power
Linkin Park – Waiting For The End
Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On

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52 Responses to “MTV VMAs 2011 Nominees Revealed!”

  1. 1
    LopezTonight Says:

    Hahaha, Flopney Spears barely got nominations! That hulk is flopping badd! And Flopga, the tranny, got snubbed!!! Hahaha!

    Katy, THE QUEEN!

  2. 2
    HoldItAgainstMe Says:

    So Britney bought 2008′s awards, and now Katy is buying this year’s awards, lol.

  3. 3
    eduardo Says:


  4. 4
    gaabe. Says:

    katy’s a failure, stfu.

  5. 5
    Monster Says:

    Hahahahaha, Flopney was ignored!!!! Hahaha, poor failure!

  6. 6
    Ryanne Says:

    MTV is so irrelevant now. I can’t believe anyone would even care about these awards anymore. The so-called artists/celebs and entertainment at the actual event just attempt to garner attention by being as vulgar and juvenile as possible. It’s pathetic.

  7. 7
    Set Says:

    Wow, I thot Rihanna had a cd out that has a lot of hits. And what happened to lady gaga and Kelly Rowland? Crazy

  8. 8
    4 Says:

    Britney is useless, a failure. Guyguy is a tranny. Bee is the best!

  9. 9
    Lane Says:

    What about Jessie J?

  10. 10
    laverdadduele Says:

    Is this really necessary? What’s the point? Spoiled rich folks kissing each others a****. I hate the stupid red carpet “who are you wearing?” and those ridiculous poses the idiot stars do.

  11. 11
    ASHMERO Says:

    :( tgif????? et???? katy pery is a clown…. what the hell hjappens with the VMA????

  12. 12
    megan Says:

    Katy Perry sucks

  13. 13
    Grace Says:

    Foster and the People are nominated!
    it’s great that new artist are recognized

  14. 14
    Nancy T Says:

    The worst choice of nominees in the history of the Mtv VMA’s.

  15. 15
    Agatha Says:

    No nomination for Christina Aguilera again??OH WAIT I FORGOT..She doesn’t have a Music Career anymore.LOL!!!!!!

  16. 16
    :) Says:

    stop complaining katy & adele r ruling the charts. isnt that how it always went ? check out my pg in a week for the best Madonna gaga comparison

  17. 17
    :) Says:

    stop complaining katy & adele r ruling the charts. isnt that how it always went ? check out my pg in a week for the best Madonna gaga comparison

  18. 18
    Aldo de la Pena Says:

    i gave up on the vma’s years ago. mention one single memorable performance in the past few years. it’s unbelievable that britney’s ****** 2997 performance is most recent performance that people talked about the most. the VMA’S suck balls nowadays.

  19. 19
    Sean Says:

    Adele better win every award!! Only real talent on that list!!

  20. 20
    nguyen tran gia linh Says:

    What Is Happen?Britney Zero nominees Video Of The Year.Beyonce Flop Girls (Run The World)
    I Hate Anti-fan Britney So Stupid

  21. 21
    IllWill Says:


    Irrelevant? They’ve just had one of their most successful quarters ever the past few months.

  22. 22
    MARIE Says:

    Seriously – Adele?? 7 nominations for sitting on a chair?? The song is good but the video just isn’t!! The VMA’s should be about both the video and the song not one or the other!!

  23. 23
    shadow2500 Says:

    i love adele :-*

  24. 24
    Because I Can. Says:

    Can we all vote for Adele please? She’s one of the few artists that genuinely deserves her award.

  25. 25
    mak Says:

    Go for Katy and Beyonce

  26. 26
    maximilia84 Says:

    Congratulations to all ya…yu guyz rock…mtv rocks

  27. 27
    Marieme Says:

    Besides Adele does anyone really care? Same old sh iit here, folks. MTV is a cultural wasteland. Irrelevant and boring. Only Adele brings substance. Okay, maybe Kanye too, but kind of sick of him.

    Just die MTV is all I want to say.

  28. 28
    Celebrities Says:

    Congratulations..all of you guys…!!!

  29. 29
    . Says:

    Only 3 noms go Gaga? And no Rihanna? WTF Mtv?!

  30. 30
    Alaia Says:

    Same old generic pop singers who perform half naked to divert the attention from their singing. Except for Adele, she’s good.

  31. 31
    Alaia Says:

    Oh, and the great Beastie Boys sharing a category with Katy Perry? What has the world come to?

  32. 32
    Dasha Says:

    Go Adele!!

  33. 33
    alexa Says:

    adele deserves em.

  34. 34
    J.Lo & Sandy fan Says:

    and jlo??? on the floor?
    why this beautiful song isn’t nominated??

  35. 35
    lafamepoma Says:


  36. 36
    Weber from Brazil Says:

    Best Female Video
    Nicki Minaj – Superbass

    I love Nicki, but that video is just awful
    A Moment For Life’s video is wayyyy better than this sh*t

    Either S&M by Rihanna or Judas by GaGa deserved the nomination instead of this horrible video!

    Ps: One more year, and BEP (again) ignored by MTV
    Just Can’t Get Enough is so good
    I can’t understand !!

    have u guys noticed MTV always gives a nomination to the ‘artist of the moment’ just for more ratings ??
    last year it was GaGa, now Adelle
    Ps²: I like Rolling in The Deep, but the video is NOT that awesome to deserve that much nominations!

    MTV is DEAD!

  37. 37
    Ryan Says:

    What about Jennifer Lopez…On the Floor was a more hit than Beyonce WHo run the world!!

  38. 38
    Marcus Says:

    With the exception of Adele,they’re all garbage and MTV is the dumpster.

  39. 39
    Xtina Says:

    @Agatha: Duh??? Christina is coming back next year. You have to wait *****! Hahaha

  40. 40
    Holic Says:

    Ok, so they just nominated the music videos which had success.
    Nobody cares about MTV anymore. bouhouhou

  41. 41
    Teenage dream Says:

    Katy , Adele , kanye and Bruno deserve it . I hope she win all 9, I love her music and she deserve all of teh sucess. Beyonce video was great also. Beyonce RTW video is fierce, she deserve to win something.

  42. 42
    Gilmore Says:

    I was gonna rant about these sh!tty nominees, but instead I will say this; GO ADELE!

  43. 43
    FATADELE Says:




  44. 44

    Britney is nominated for Ladies? Thats a fail she brought it this year with FF.-lets be honest she has the best album. Being a Beh fan i would have liked to see more of her, but she didnt have anything to offer other than Run The World (beat is sick)

    **RIHANNA !!!! NOW THAT IS PLAIN DIRTY she has worked extremly hard and she gets no recognition that isnt cool AT ALL!!!!!!!!!

  45. 45
    Delphic Says:

    @J.Lo & Sandy fan: Because it isn’t beautiful. It’s quite atrocious really.

    The only decent category here is the Rock one. There are a few good nominees outside of that such as Death Cab, Adele and Beastie Boys.

    I think that Tyler, the Creator dude getting nominated is also inspired. Not my kind of music, but I respect him as an artist.

  46. 46
    GoodOleDays Says:

    Adele for the win
    but I still miss the Old MTV (80s-90s)…….

  47. 47
    hmm..... Says:

    I guess we can expect Kanye to cause a scene again when he doesn’t win?

  48. 48
    stargirl Says:

    Ok i no Run The World was a flop but the video was amazing and you haterz cant deny that

  49. 49
    stargirl Says:

    You dont get that the Vma’s are about the music videos not hits ok get that

  50. 50
    Hno Says:

    I don’t understand why isn’t P!NK there !!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Adele ( Didn’t like the video so much but i luv the song v.v)

  51. 51
    sierra Says:

    wiz khalifa better win best new artist!!! TGOD(:

  52. 52
    Gege Says:

    I don’t get the hype over Adele ..I really don’t..even though I love her …..I don’t get the hype sounds like an old black lady from the 60s . She kinda has the same sound as Duffy and Amy Winehouse…

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