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Justin Timberlake leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

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Jul 17, 2013 | 9:29am EDT

Pop star Justin Timberlake has sealed his triumphant return to the charts by picking up six nominations for this year's (13) MTV Video Music Awards. The Cry Me A River hitmaker began his stellar comeback earlier this year (13) with the release of The 20/20 Experience, his first studio album in seven years, and the record has now garnered him a pile of nods for the annual MTV prizegiving. Timberlake is up for the coveted Video of the Year trophy, as well as Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing for Mirrors, while his collaboration with rapper Jay-Z, Suit & Tie, is also up for Best Collaboration and Best Direction. The singer's main rivals at the ceremony are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have also picked up six nods, including Video of the Year for Thrift Shop, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Editing for Can't Hold Us, as well as Best Video with a Social Message. Other acts to land nods include Bruno Mars, who is up for four awards, while Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Mars have all been nominated in three categories. The star-studded ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on 25 August (13). The list of main nominees is as follows: Video of The Year: Justin Timberlake, Mirrors Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, Thrift Shop Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble Best Hip-Hop Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us Drake, Started From The Bottom Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, F**kin Problems J. Cole featuring Miguel, Power Trip Best Male Video: Justin Timberlake, Mirrors Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven Ed Sheeran, Lego House Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools Best Female Video: Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko, Stay Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble Miley Cyrus, We Can't Stop Pink featuring Nate Ruess, Just Give Me a Reason Demi Lovato, Heart Attack Best Pop Video: Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven Justin Timberlake, Mirrors fun., Carry On Miley Cyrus, We Can't Stop Selena Gomez, Come and Get It Best Collaboration: Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, Suit & Tie Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera, Feel This Moment Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding, I Need Your Love Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines Pink featuring Nate Ruess, Just Give Me A Reason Best Video With A Social Message: Kelly Clarkson, People Like Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Same Love Snoop Lion, No Guns Allowed Miguel, Candles In The Sun Beyonce, I Was Here Best Rock Video: Imagine Dragons, Radioactive Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Mumford & Sons, I Will Wait 30 Seconds To Mars, Up In The Air Vampire Weekend, Diane Young.

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