Justin Timberlake Leads 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

The 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominations have arrived and Justin Timberlake is once again at the top of the leader board. Last spring, the “Suit and Tie” crooner returned to the pop scene with The 20/20 Experience, his first album in seven years. After hitting the top of the charts, J.T. has snagged six Moonmen noms, tying with hip-hop group Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Bruno Mars followed closely behind with four nods. Miley Cyrus, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Pink and Robin Thicke each earned three.

The star-studded VMAs will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, August 25 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees are:

Video Of The Year:

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip-Hop Video:

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”

Best Male Video:

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video:

Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. 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 feat. Jay-Z – “Suit and Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. 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 Art Direction:

Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”
alt-J – “Tesselate”

Best Choreography:

Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”