Katy Perry Notches 9 MTV VMA Award Nominations

Katy Perry’s “Firework” had enough sparks to help her claim a leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year.

Perry — who hosted the network’s Wednesday night special announcing the nominations — was also nominated for best female video for “Firework,” and best pop video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”

Adele tied Kanye West with seven nominations. The best-selling Brit will compete with Perry for top video with “Rolling in the Deep.” Others in the category include the Beastie Boys for “Make Some Noise”; rapper Tyler, the Creator for “Yonkers”; and Bruno Mars for “Grenade.”

Mars was nominated for four Moonman trophies. Other multiple nominees include Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Eminem.

The VMAs will air live fromLos Angeleson Aug. 28.

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 Online: http://www.mtv.com

 (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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