The "Single Ladies" and "Poker Face" singers will face off for video of the year

By Aaron Parsley
August 04, 2009 11:00 AM
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Congratulations to Beyoncé and Lady Gaga!

The powerhouse singers scored a whopping nine MTV Video Music Award nominations each, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

The leading ladies tied for the most nominations in 2009, including video of the year and best female video.

“I’m excited and honored to be tied for most nominated for the VMAs,” Beyoncé says. “I’ve been blessed this year to have ‘Single Ladies’ become a video people really connected with and responded to. I’ve spent so much time watching all the great versions people created all around the world. It’s beautiful to feel you touch people and bring a song to life with a video.”

The VMAs will take place on Sept. 13 at locations around New York City, including Radio City Music Hall.

Britney Spears received seven nominations for her videos for “Womanizer” and “Circus” and a press release from MTV says, “Jay-Z, Green Day, Eminem, Kanye West and Coldplay will each find themselves vying for several moonmen on the big night.”

For the second year in a row, British comedian Russell Brand will host the event, which will feature presenters Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford as well as performances by Taylor Swift and Pink.

“Last year I got to jump out of a window at the VMAs in L.A.,” Pink said. “This year I can’t wait to blow the roof off Radio City in New York.”

Visit for a full list of nominees and to vote for the best new artist.