Katy Perry, 26, came out on top when the 2011 MTV Video Music Award nominees were announced on Wednesday night. The sexy songstress garnered nine nominations, three of which were for her "Fireworks" hit, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video. She was also nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Direction for "E.T.," on which she worked with Kanye West.

West himself was the runner-up for the most nominations, coming in at seven. His honors include Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Male Video and a second collaboration he did with singer Rihanna, "All the Lights." British artist Adele tied with West at seven, but while he was nominated for a smattering of songs and videos, Adele owed all her nods to the single "Rolling in the Deep" from the 21 album, which is the highest selling album of the year thus far.

Coming in at fourth place with four nominations was Bruno Mars, closely followed by female icons Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj, who nabbed three nominations each. To see the big winners, check out the awards ceremony on MTV on August 28.

See a full list of nominees here:

Video of the Year
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise"
• Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
• Katy Perry, "Firework"
• Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers"

Best Collaboration
• Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, "Look at Me Now"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
• Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, "Moment 4 Life"
• Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"

Best Female Video
• Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyoncé, "Run the World(Girls)"
• Katy Perry, "Firework"
• Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"

Best Male Video
Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
Cee Lo Green, "F–k You"
• Eminem featuring Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"
Justin Bieber, "U Smile"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"

Best New Artist
• Big Sean featuring Chris Brown, "My Last"
• Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks"
Kreayshawn, "Gucci Gucci"
• Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers"
• Wiz Khalifa, "Black and Yellow"

Best Pop Video
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
• Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"
• Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
• Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"

Best Hip-Hop Video
• Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, "Look at Me Now"
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
• Lil Wayne, "6 Foot, 7 Foot"
Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
• Lupe Fiasco, "The Show Goes On"

Best Rock Video
• Cage the Elephant, "Shake Me Down"
Foo Fighters, "Walk"
• Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks"
• Mumford & Sons, "The Cave"
• The Black Keys, "Howlin' for You"

Best Art Direction
• Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
• Death Cab for Cutie, "You Are a Tourist"
Kanye West featuring Dwele, "Power"
• Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
• Lady Gaga, "Judas"

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"
• Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"
• Bruno Mars, "The Lazy Song"
• Lady Gaga, "Judas"
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & Goon,"Party Rock Anthem"

Best Cinematography
• 30 Seconds to Mars, "Hurricane"
• Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"
• Eminem featuring Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"
• Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream"

Best Direction
• 30 Seconds to Mars, "Hurricane"
• Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise"
• Eminem featuring Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie"
• Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."

Best Editing
• 30 Seconds to Mars, "Hurricane"
• Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
• Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, "All of the Lights"
• Manchester Orchestra, "Simple Math"

Best SFX
Chromeo, "Don't Turn the Lights On"
Kanye West featuring Dwele, "Power"
• Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
• Linkin Park, "Waiting for the End"
• Manchester Orchestra, "Simple Math"