Katy Perry given nine VMA nods
Katy Perry has claimed a leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year.
Katy - who hosted the network's TV special announcing the nominations - is also up for best female video for Firework and best pop video for Last Friday Night (TGIF).
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 from Los Angeles on August 28.