Beyonce and Lady Gaga garnered a staggering nine MTV Video Music Award nominations each on Tuesday (August 4), as the cabel channel announced who will be contending for the gongs in New York City on Sunday September 20.
“I’m excited and honored to be tied for most nominated for the VMAs,” Beyonce said of her nominations for Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It). “I’ve been blessed this year to have ‘Single Ladies’ become a video people really connected with and responded to. I’ve spent so much time watching all the great versions people created all around the world. It’s beautiful to feel you touch people and bring a song to life with a video.”
Lady Gaga, nominated for her tracks Poker Face and Paparazzi, had some interesting words in which to say thanks.
“After years of hustle in New York City, where we made our art videos in bars, myself and the Haus of Gaga are honored to receive 9 nominations for the 2009 VMAs,” she said. “We believe in the immensity and the promise of ‘showbiz’ and will continue to give it mouth-to-mouth, till its vomiting return. All you need is a camcorder, a flashlight, and one truly GREAT idea. Thank you MTV for being our video flagship, and for supporting this bunch of inspired kids, who love to get wasted and make art, together.”
Check out the full list of nominees here.
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