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MTV Video Music Award nominations: Beyoncé leads with 8

Beyonce performs on the opening night of the

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The surprises from Beyoncé's unexpected "Beyoncé" album keep piling up, as she landed eight MTV Video Music Awards nominations Thursday to lead all artists.

Beyoncé racked up four nominations for her "Pretty Hurts" video, including best video with a social message, while her steamy "Partition" video landed two nods. However, it's "Drunk in Love," with hubby Jay Z, that nabbed the biggest nomination...

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MTV VMA nominees: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead

Justin Timberlake attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating

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Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis each landed six nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, which will be awarded Aug. 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Timberlake’s “Mirrors” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, will both compete for video of the year against Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” featuring...

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