Beyonce, Lady Gaga Lead MTV Video Music Award Nods

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Music hit makers Beyonce and Lady Gaga both drew nine MTVVideo Music Award nominations, leading a who's who list of music's top artists vying for moonmen statuettes during the Sept. 13 live event from New York City.

Britney Spears drew seven nominations, while hip-hop artists Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West along with rock groups Coldplay and Green Day earned four nominations each, according to MTV.

Viewers will be able to vote for general VMAs categories, including best new artist, beginning Aug. 4 at vma.mtv.com.

Last year's 25th anniversary Video Music Awards show drew averaged 8.43 million viewers in its Sept. 7 premiere airing.

A partial list of 2009 MTV Video Music Award Nominees:

Video Of The Year

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)--Beyoncé

Poker Face -- Lady Gaga

We Made You -- Eminem

Love Lockdown -- Kanye West

Womanizer -- Britney Spears

Best New Artist

Lady Gaga

Drake

3OH!3

Kid Cudi

Asher Roth

Best Male Video

We Made You -- Eminem

Love Lockdown -- Kanye West

D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune) -- Jay-Z

Live Your Life -- T.I. featuring Rihanna

Miss Independent -- Ne-Yo

Best Female Video

Hot n Cold -- Katy Perry

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) -- Beyoncé

My Life Would Suck Without You -- Kelly Clarkson

Poker Face -- Lady Gaga

You Belong With Me -- Taylor Swift

So What -- Pink

Best Hip Hop Video

We Made You -- Eminem

Love Lockdown -- Kanye West

D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune) -- Jay-Z

I Love College -- Asher Roth

Right Round -- Flo Rida

Best Pop Video

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) -- Beyoncé

Poker Face -- Lady Gaga

Womanizer -- Britney Spears

Good Girls Go Bad -- Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester

Abusadora -- Wisin y Yandel

Best Rock Video

Viva La Vida -- Coldplay

Use Somebody -- Kings of Leon

21 Guns -- Green Day

I Don't Care -- Fall Out Boy

Decode -- Paramore

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