Washington: Katy Perry has been nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards.
Perry, 26, has beaten the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Beyonce by picking up nods in most of the ceremony’s biggest categories, including Best Female video and Best Pop Video.
She is also up for Best Collaboration, Best Direction and Video of the Year for her explosive ‘Firework’ promo.
British sensation Adele is close on her heels with seven nominations. She’ll also compete for Video of the Year.
Next, Kanye West, who is up for prizes including Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video, also has seven nominations.