August 3rd, 2010
01:58 PM ET
Well this is a shocker: The same woman whose music videos have been parodied all the way over in Afghanistan - and who is known for publicly describing her fear of getting her creativity stolen through her vagina - is the same woman who has 13 MTV Video Music Award nominations.
Lady Gaga, who gave a bloody performance at the awards show last September, is up for a variety of Moonman awards, including “Best Pop Video,” “Best Female Video” and “Best Dance Video,” all for “Bad Romance.”
This also means that Gaga has set two new records: The 24-year-old star is now the first female artist to have two videos nominated in the “Video of the Year” category – both “Bad Romance” and “Telephone,” featuring Beyonce, made the cut – and she has the most nominations ever in a VMA show.
But aside from MTV going Gaga, up-and-comers like Ke$ha and B.o.B. also received numerous nominations. Ke$ha is vying for the “Best New Artist," “Best Female Video” and “Best Pop Video” awards for “Tik Tok.”
B.o.B., who partnered with Paramore’s Hayley Williams on “Airplanes,” is up for Moonmen in the "Best Collaboration," “Best Male Video,” “Best Hip Hop Video,” and “Video of the Year” categories for the "Airplanes" video. His collaboration with Bruno Mars on “Nothing on You” earned him a nod in the “Best Pop Video” category as well.
Eminem, chart-topper that he is, is the most-nominated male artist at this year's VMA's with a total of eight, including "Best Male Video" and "Video of the Year" nods for "Not Afraid."
Joining Eminem, B.o.B. and Lady Gaga in the “Video of the Year” category is indie group Florence + The Machine for their video “Dog Days are Over” and 30 Seconds to Mars for “Kings and Queens."
Recently wed Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform at the awards show, along with Jay-Z, Pink, 30 Seconds to Mars, Katy Perry and Usher. The 2010 VMA’s kicks off in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12 at 9 p.m.
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