MTV seems to be playing fewer  and fewer music videos anymore, but that doesn't mean they won't continue to celebrate killer clips from artists like Beyonce and Lady GaGa.

These two single solo ladies are tied for the most MTV Music Video Awards nominations this year, with nine nods a piece. The categories they share include Video Of The Year, Best Direction and Best Special Effects, though we're a bit confused by the latter for B's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)." Because, frankly, you just can't fake being dance-crazy and mad foxy.

"Paparazzi" by Lady GaGa got five nods as "Poker Face" got four (including Video Of The Year).

The show takes place in New York Sept. 13 and will be broadcast on the cable network.

Britney Spears is runner up with seven Moonmen nominations, including Video Of The Year for "Womanizer." Others competing for that title are Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" and Eminem's "We Made You" -- apt, considering MTV made him.

There are ten tracks up for Breakthrough Video, like Gnarls Barkley's "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" and Chairlift's "Evident Utinsil." Ten other tracks up for the shoulda-coulda-woulda-been retrospective Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman) category -- old stuff like U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name," George Michael's "Freedom" and Radiohead's "Karma Police."

But the new, bullsh*tty cross-branding category this year goes to Best Performance In A Pepsi Rock Band Video, for which mere mortals like you and I can compete. Entrants can submit their own "Rock Band" music videos Aug. 8 - Sept. 1 via the PepsiRockBand.com website.  We're practicing up on our best "Ace of Spades" here at the HitFix compound.

Fan voting for general categories has already started over at vma.mtv.com.

"I Love College" rapper Asher Roth has now been announced as a performer on the show. As previously announced, Russell Brand is hosting; Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse are performing. Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford are confirmed presenters.

Nominations below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Lady Gaga
Poker Face

Eminem
We Made You

Kanye West
Love Lockdown

Britney Spears
Womanizer


BEST NEW ARTIST

Lady Gaga
Poker Face

Drake
Best I Ever Had

3OH!3
Don't Trust Me 

Kid Cudi
Day N'Nite

Asher Roth
I Love College


BEST MALE VIDEO

Eminem
We Made You

Kanye West
Love Lockdown


Jay-Z
D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune) 

T.I. featuring Rihanna
Live Your Life

Ne-Yo
Miss Independent

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Katy Perry
Hot n Cold
 
Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Kelly Clarkson
My Life Would Suck Without You 

Lady Gaga
Poker Face

Taylor Swift
You Belong With Me

P!nk
So What

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Eminem
We Made You 

Kanye West
Love Lockdown

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

Asher Roth
I Love College

Flo Rida
Right Round


BEST POP VIDEO

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 

Lady Gaga
Poker Face

Britney Spears
Womanizer 

Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
Good Girls Go Bad

Wisin y Yandel
Abusadora


BEST ROCK VIDEO

Coldplay
Viva La Vida 

Kings of Leon
Use Somebody

Green Day
21 Guns

Fall Out Boy
I Don't Care

Paramore
Decode


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Britney Spears
Circus

Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake
Love Sex Magic 

AR Rahman & Pussy Cat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger
Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)

Kristina DeBarge
Goodbye

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
 
Lady Gaga
Paparazzi

Green Day
21 Guns

Cobra Starship featuring Leighton Meester
Good Girls Go Bad

Britney Spears
Circus

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Britney Spears
Circus

Miley Cyrus
7 Things 

Coldplay
Viva La Vida

Lady Gaga
Paparazzi

 
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Gnarls Barkley
Who's Gonna Save My Soul

Lady Gaga
Paparazzi 

Eminem
We Made You

Kanye West ft Mr. Hudson
Paranoid


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 

Coldplay
Viva La Vida

Lady Gaga
Paparazzi

Green Day
21 Guns

Britney Spears
Circus

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 

Britney Spears
Circus

Lady Gaga
Paparazzi 

Gnarls Barkley
Who's Gonna Save My Soul

Coldplay
Viva La Vida


BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

Death Cab For Cutie
Grapevine Fires 

Gnarls Barkley
Who's Gonna Save My Soul

Cold War Kids
I've Seen Enough

Anjulie
Boom

Chairlift
Evident Utensil

Bat For Lashes
Daniel

Major Lazer
Hold The Line

Passion Pit
The Reeling


Matt & Kim
Lessons Learned

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Heads Will Roll


BEST VIDEO (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A MOONMAN)

U2
Where The Streets Have No Name

Dr Dre
Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang

Beastie Boys
Sabotage

Bjork
Human Behavior

Radiohead
Karma Police

George Michael
Freedom

Foo Fighters
Everlong

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Into The Great Wide Open

OK Go
Here It Goes Again 

David Lee Roth
California Girls