The Grammy-winning singer, Lady Gaga, has received 13 MTV Video Music Award nominations, breaking the record for the most ever received by any artist in a single year.
Lady Gaga, 24, was nominated for Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Best Dance Music Video for Bad Romance. Gaga is the first female artist to be nominated for Video of the Year twice, for Bad Romance, as well as her collaboration with Beyoncé, Telephone.
“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. Ironically, I’m even more proud it’s an unlucky number: 13,” Lady Gaga said. “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!”
Eminem follows behind Lady Gaga with 8 nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. His nominations include Video of the Year for his Not Afraid video and Best Male Video and Best Hip-Hop Video.
“Apparently, MTV doesn’t care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs. F me, right?!?!” Eminem joked. “I mean, I’ll be there, but don’t expect me to be nice about it.”
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. EST.
To check out all of the 2010 MTV VMAs nominees visit MTV.com.