Ed Sheeran follows in close second with six nominations

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated July 21, 2015 03:20 PM
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Pretty sure 2015 can officially be marked “The Year of Taylor Swift.”

She’s not only "insanely happy" with Calvin Harris and on a wildly successful world tour where she’s constantly joined by her notorious squad – she’s also leading the pack with nine MTV Video Music Award Nominations – including Best Female Video, Best Collaboration and Video of the Year.

The 25-year-old singer posted a #TBT Instagram video of her fight training for the “Bad Blood” music video to thank fans for her nominations.

“Throwback to my first day of fight training for the Bad Blood music video. Thank you so much for the 9 nominations. You can vote for Video of the Year NOW!!!”

Following in close second is Swift’s longtime pal Ed Sheeran, who managed to nab six noms. While the two are competing for the coveted Video of the Year award, the friends still have mad love for each other.

The 2015 VMAs could also go down in history as the most twerk-filled award show yet, with Miley Cyrus tapped to host. She’s ready to step back into the award show spotlight after her risqué performance with Robin Thicke two years ago.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer took to Instagram and Twitter to share the news on Monday, writing: F— yeah VMAs!!! #VMAs on @MTV Aug. 30 at 9 p.m.