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Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Tyler, The Creator & More Up For MTV Awards

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Nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed and hip-hop is definitely in the building.

Take a look at the nominees for Best New Artist—four out of five are rappers (Kreayshawn, Wiz Khalifa, Tyler, The Creator and Big Sean). Kanye West has seven nominations and Nicki Minaj has three of her own. Pop/soul is also big business this year, with Adele equaling ‘Ye’s seven nods and Bruno Mars receiving a healthy four nominations.

Check the full list of nominees below. The MTV Video Music Awards take place Sunday, August 28 at 9pm EST on MTV.

Best Pop Video:
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Britney Spears – Till the World Ends
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

Best Rock Video:
Cage the Elephant – Shake Me Down
Foo Fighters – Walk
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

Best Hip-Hop Video:
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Lil Wayne – 6 Foot, 7 Foot
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Best New Artist:
Big Sean featuring Chris Brown – My Last
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow

Best Female Video:
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Best Male Video:
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Cee Lo Green – F*** You
Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Justin Bieber – U Smile
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All of the Lights

Best Collaboration:
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – E.T.
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake – Moment 4 Life
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

Video of the Year:
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Firework
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

Best Art Direction:
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Death Cab For Cutie – You are a Tourist
Kanye West – POWER
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – E.T.
Lady Gaga – Judas

Best Choreography:
Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
Britney Spears – Till the World Ends
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Lady Gaga – Judas
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goon – Party Rock Anthem

Best Cinematography:
Thirty Seconds to Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Best Direction:
Thirty Seconds to Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – E.T.

Best Editing:
Thirty Seconds to Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All of the Lights
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – E.T.
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math

Best Special Effects:
Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On
Kanye West – POWER
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – E.T.
Linkin Park – Waiting for the End
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math

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