Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé Top VMA Nominations
Kanye West and Rihanna will also vie for moon men when MTV takes Vegas
Timberlake’s “What Goes Around … Comes Around,” Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable,” West’s “Stronger,” Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Winehouse’s “Rehab” and French electro duo Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.” will face off for the video of year honors.
West and Rihanna (and sporting a cane) were on TRL Tuesday when the nominations were announced – as were fellow scheduled performers Chris Brown, Timbaland and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz.
MTV also announced that the VMAs will be a one-night stand this year, airing live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. on Sept. 9.
The two-hour show will include eight categories – fan favorites as well as four new slots: Male/female artist of the year, most earthshattering collaboration; monster single of the year and quadruple threat award.