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Katy Perry's "Firework" lights up VMA nominations

Katy Perry performs onstage during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" on Dec. 3, 2010, in Miramar, Calif. Getty

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Katy Perry's summer song "Firework" put her in the lead for nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year.

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The 26-year-old California pop singer was also nominated for best female video for "Firework," and best pop video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)."

Coincidentally, Perry and Sway hosted the network's Wednesday night special announcing the nominations.

Adele tied Kanye West with seven nominations. The best-selling Brit will compete with Perry for top video with "Rolling in the Deep." Others in the category include the Beastie Boys for "Make Some Noise'"; rapper Tyler, the Creator for "Yonkers"; and Bruno Mars for "Grenade."

Mars was nominated for four Moonman trophies. Other multiple nominees include Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Eminem.

Last year, Lady Gaga, wearing a meat dress, picked up the most awards including video of the year for "Bad Romance."

The VMAs will air live from Los Angeles on Aug. 28. Online voting can be done on

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