Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears Score Most VMAs Nods

August 4th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Photo: Warner/WireImage(Beyonce), Pimentel/WireImage(GaGa), Cowart/WireImage(Britney)
If MTV is trying to lure Britney Spears back onto the Video Music Awards stage — the site of so many of her triumphs, and one of her most visible crashes — they’re not being very coy about it. Ms. Spears received seven nominations for the 2009 VMAs this morning, second only to Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, who will face off for the most Moonmen with nine nods apiece. Eminem, Coldplay and Kanye West are all up for four trophies, and Green Day — who have been confirmed as performers on the September 13th’s live broadcast — nabbed two.

(Look back at Britney’s most famous VMAs moments.)

In an attempt to rewrite history, MTV is also revisiting a few classic videos in a contest called Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman). U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” will go up against Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” David Lee Roth’s “California Girls” and Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” among others, in that category.

(Relive last year’s VMAs — featuring Britney’s triumphant return to the VMAs — in photos.)

Beyoncé’s nominations are all for her carefully choreographed (and oft-imitated) blockbuster video for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” while Lady Gaga’s are split between “Poker Face” and the lengthy “Paparazzi.” Spears’ nods come from her first video from Circus, “Womanizer,” and the clip for the title track. Kings of Leon, Drake and Asher Roth are all receiving their first-ever nods this year.

“I’ve been blessed this year to have ‘Single Ladies’ become a video people really connected with and responded to,” Beyoncé said in a ...

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