Katy Perry Tops MTV Video Music Award Nominations

The "Firework" singer also hosted the special announcing the nominees

Apparently, there was a reason why Katy Perry was chosen to reveal the 2011 MTV Video Music Award nominees. People must like hearing her say her own name. A lot.

Perry served as MC for the big reveal and ended up with a whopping nine nominations, including Video of the Year for "Firework."

She also landed a nomination for best pop video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" - the viral-y video where Perry plays a hopeless nimrod with an abundance of orthodontia (and features a Rebecca Black cameo!)

Both Adele and Kanye West found themselves in Perry's wake, with each getting seven nominations. The British diva will face off against Perry for Best Video for “Rolling in the Deep.” The Beastie Boys are officially back, securing a nomination for “Make Some Noise,” while Bruno Mars was honored for “Grenade,” and Odd Future rapper Tyler the Creator was recognized for “Goblin.”

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was that both Lady Gaga and Britney received only one major nomination apiece, Britney for “Till The World Ends” and Gaga for “Born This Way” (though they both were selected for technical categories, like choreography).

Others were shocked not to see Kanye West’s “Runaway,” the metaphor-packed visual feast from his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” though “All Of The Lights” scored multiple nominations.

Cast your vote for favorite videos here, and tune into MTV Aug. 28 for the live Video Music Awards.

Selected Reading: MTV, AP, Just Jared, MTV Newsroom

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