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Performers Announced for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Three of music’s biggest stars will grace the Nokia Theatre stage at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.  Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, all multiple nominees, will have their chance to showcase their talent to millions around the world.

This will be British powerhouse Adele’s first time on the VMA stage.  She is up for seven nominations for “Rolling in the Deep,” including the biggest award of the night, “Video of the Year.”

The “best rapper alive,” Lil Wayne, will also tear down the stage in what he hopes will be an unforgettable performance.  He is nominated for mutiple moonmen (“6 Foot 7 Foot”).  In a  statement released today, Wayne has this to say about his upcoming performance:

“Being a nominee and performer on the VMAs once again is an honor because everyone doesn’t get that opportunity.  Looking forward to performing on the show, and having The Carter IV drop the same week!” <<Carter IV drops August 29.

Chris Brown, who’s having an incredible comeback year, will also perform at the show for the first time since 2007.  “Look At Me Now” is nominated for moonmen.  In his own statement Brown says:  “I am excited about my nominations and to be back on the VMA stage.  I have a special performance planned for my wonderful fans.”

The VMA’s will air LIVE on Sunday, August 28 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles at 9pm EST.  Will you be tuning in?

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2011 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

Late last night, MTV announced the nominees for this year’s VMA Awards…and it looks like the ladies run the show.  Pop princess Katy Perry leads the pack with nine nominations, while Kanye West and Adele follow with seven nominations each.  Other honorable mentions include newcomers Big Sean, Kreayshawn and Tyler, the Creatorwho have their own nods.

The show will air live on Sunday, August 28 at 9pm.  Click here to vote for your favorite artists.  The nominees below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Tyler, the Creator – “Yonkers”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

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

BEST MALE VIDEO

Cee Lo Green – “F*** You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Justin Bieber – “U Smile”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

BEST NEW ARTIST

Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”
Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown – “My Last”
Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

The Black Keys – “Howlin’ for You”
Foo Fighters – “Walk”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant – “Shake Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION

Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – “Moment 4 Life”

BEST ART DIRECTION

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
Kanye West – “POWER”
Death Cab for Cutie – “You Are a Tourist”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)”
Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Hurricane”

BEST DIRECTION

Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”

BEST EDITING

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Hurricane”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Kanye West – “POWER”
Linkin Park – “Waiting for the End”
Chromeo – “Don’t Turn the Lights On”