Expect plenty of fireworks from Katy Perry at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, as the California singer leads all contenders with nine nominations.
Perry, 26, earned three nominations for her “Firework” clip, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video. She’s also up for Best Collaboration and Best Direction for “E.T.,” featuring Kanye West.
West didn’t do so badly himself, scoring seven nominations. Also getting seven nods was British singer Adele, all for a single video, “Rolling in the Deep.”
Squaring off for the top prize, Video of the Year, are “Rolling in the Deep,” “Firework,” Tyler, The Creator’s “Yonkers,” Bruno Mars’s “Grenade” and the Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise.”