The second place in the top nominations of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards goes to Eminem, with eight nominations at eight different categories, thanks to the success enjoyed by his latest album, “Recovery.”
However, Canadian teen Justin Bieber, 16 years old, received his first VMA Award nomination for the video “Baby.”
Newcomer Ke$ha joined the veterans Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Usher and indie band Florence and the Machine, among the nominees.
Lady Gaga was twice nominated in the category “video of the year” – for “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”, which plays alongside Beyonce – competing with Eminem (“Not Afraid”), Florence and the Machine (“Dog Days Are Over “), 30 Seconds to Mars (” Kings and Queens “) and rapper BoB (“Airplanes”).
After finding out that she has 13 nominations, Lady Gaga tweeted: “13 VMA noms lilmonsters. Breakin records+breakin rüles. I love you, you Bad Kids are a part of me. PAWS UP! #VideoMonsterAwards.”
“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,” Lady Gaga said in a statement about her record-breaking year.
“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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