MTV announced the nominees for the 2009 Video Music Awards today and Lady Gaga and Beyonce lead the pack with nine nods. Following the two divas are: Britney Spears (seven); Kanye West, Eminem, and Coldplay (four each); Green Day (three), and Jay-Z (two).
The awards will be broadcast live from New York City on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. The show will be hosted by Russell Brand.
The nominees for Moonmen in the major categories are…
Video of the Year
Beyonce “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”, Lady Gaga “Poker Face”, Eminem “We Made You”, Kanye West “Love Lockdown”, and Britney Spears “Womanizer”.
Best New Artist
Lady Gaga, Drake, Justin Benoliel 3OH!3, Kid Cudi, and Asher Roth.
Best Male Video
Eminem “We Made You”, Kanye West “Love Lockdown”, Jay-Z “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”, T.I. Featuring Rihanna “Live Your Life”, and Ne-Yo “Miss Independent”.
Best Female Video
Katy Perry “Hot n Cold”, Beyonce “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”, Kelly Clarkson “My Life Would Suck Without You”, and Lady Gaga “Poker Face”.
Best Hip Hop Video
Eminem “We Made You”, Kanye West “Love Lockdown”, Jay-Z “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)”, Asher Roth “I Love College”, Flo Rida “Right Round”
Best Pop Video
Beyonce “Single Ladies”, Britney Spears “Womanizer”, Lady Gaga “Poker Face”, Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester “Good Girls Go Bad”, Wisin y Yandel “Abusadora”
Best Rock Video
Coldplay “Viva La Vida”, Green Day “21″, Fall Out Boy “I Don’t Care”, Paramore “Decode”, Kings of Leon “Use Somebody”
For the full list of categories, nominees, and a chance to vote, go to: www.vma.mtv.com