Lady Gaga Earns Record-Breaking 13 VMA Nominations

08/03/2010 at 11:00 AM EDT

Lady Gaga Earns Record-Breaking 13 VMA Nominations
Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga isn't just smashing records on the pop charts, she's also making awards-show history.

The Grammy-winning singer, 24, scored 13 MTV Video Music Award nominations Tuesday – the most ever received by any artist in a single year. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. EST.

"I'm so honored for all the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist in MTV history," says Gaga. "Ironically, I'm even more proud it's an unlucky number: 13."

She adds: "A long time ago the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard, together we changed the rules. God put me on Earth for three reasons: To make loud music, gay videos and cause a damn raucous. Thank you, MTV!"

Among the lucky 13 nominations: best pop video, best dance music video, best female video and best choreography for her hit single, "Bad Romance."

The megastar is also up for best collaboration for "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé.

Gaga's toughest competition? Possibly herself. "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" are both in the running for best choreography and video of the year.

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