MTV goes Lady Gaga as she lands record 13 music awards nominations
Lady Gaga has landed a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, well ahead of rap star Eminem, who captured eight nods.
The pop singer is short-listed twice for the prestigious video of the year prize for 'Bad Romance' and 'Telephone', which also featured Beyonce.
"I'm so honoured for all the little monsters and self-possessed freaks of the universe," she said.
The awards ceremony is due to take place in Los Angeles on September 12.
Eminem will compete against Lady Gaga in the video of the year category for 'Not Afraid', while Florence and the Machine is also in the running for 'Dog Days Are Over'.
Other British acts who have made the short-list include Coldplay, Gorillaz and Mercury-nominated folksters Mumford and Sons.
Lady Gaga's work on 'Telephone' with fellow music star Beyonce is also nominated in several categories, including best collaboration, where it faces a challenge from Alicia Keys and Jay-Z's hit 'Empire State of Mind'.
Other artists also in the running for video prizes include teen heart-throb Justin Bieber for best new artist and Katy Perry for her hit 'California Gurls'.