Katy Perry Leads Pack with 9 VMA Nominations

07/21/2011 at 12:00 AM EDT

Katy Perry, Kanye West, Adele Lead VMA Nominations
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Expect plenty of fireworks from Katy Perry at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, as the California singer leads all contenders with nine nominations.

Perry, 26, earned three nominations for her "Firework" clip, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video. She's also up for Best Collaboration and Best Direction for "E.T.," featuring Kanye West.

West didn't do so badly himself, scoring seven nominations. Also getting seven nods was British singer Adele, all for a single video, "Rolling in the Deep."

Squaring off for the top prize, Video of the Year, are "Rolling in the Deep," "Firework," Tyler, The Creator's "Yonkers," Bruno Mars's "Grenade" and the Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise."

Mars earned four nominations in total, followed by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Eminem, all with three each.

The public can vote for general VMA categories, including Best New Artist, at vma.mtv.com. The show airs live Aug. 28 on MTV at 9 p.m. ET. See all the nominees here.

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