Adele's lucky seven nominations

Katy Perry and Adele will be the girls to beat at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Katy picked up nine nominations and Adele wasn't far behind with seven when the categories were unveiled on Wednesday.

Katy's up for Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Direction and Video of the Year for 'Firework'.

Adele will also compete for Video of the Year.

Everyone will remember last year's MTV Video Awards - it was when Lady Gaga turned out in the meat dress! This year Gaga is up for three awards, as is Beyonce.

Bruno Mars has four nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Male Video for Grenade.

The ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on August 28th.

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