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Timberlake tops MTV VMA nominations

1 of 1 Justin Timberlake played Dublin's Phoenix Park last Wednesday
Justin Timberlake played Dublin's Phoenix Park last Wednesday

The nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards have been announced and Justin Timberlake has topped the list along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Timberlake, who made a comeback this year with his album The 20/20 Experience, received six nominations including Video of the Year and Best Male Video for Mirrors.

He was also nominated in the Best Pop Video and Best Editing categories for the same video, while Suit & Tie, with Jay-Z, has been nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Direction.

The singer, who already has seven MTV Awards to his name, will go head to head with fellow nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to see who walks away with the most awards on the night.

Bruno Mars is nominated for four awards: Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography and Best Male Video for Locked Out of Heaven.

Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Mars have each picked up three nominations.

The hotly contested category of Video of the Year also features Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble.

The MTV Video Music Awards 2013 will take place on Sunday August 25 in Brooklyn, New York.

Swift tweeted (@taylorswift13): "Two VMA nominations!! If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time ;)" referencing the 2009 MTV awards where Kanye West took the mic from the singer on stage.

Watch the Kanye West mic moment during Swift's speech:

The full list of 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominees:

Video of the Year

Justin Timberlake, Mirrors

Macklemore & 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 & 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*****' 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. Mikky Ekko, Stay

Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble

Miley Cyrus, We Can't Stop

Pink 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

Artist To Watch

Twenty One Pilots, Holding on to You

Zedd feat. Foxes, Clarity

Austin Mahone, What About Love

The Weeknd, Wicked Games

Iggy Azalea, Work

Best Collaboration

Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, Suit & 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

Pink 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

Beyoncé, 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

Thirty Seconds To Mars, Up in the Air

Vampire Weekend, Diane Young

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

Best Cinematography

Thirty Seconds To Mars, Up in the Air

Lana Del Rey, Ride

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sacrilege

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us

A-Trak & Tommy Trash, Tuna Melt

Best Direction

Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, Suit & Tie

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sacrilege

Fun., Carry On

Drake, Started from the Bottom

Best Editing

Pink feat. Nate Ruess, Just Give Me a Reason

Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, Sweet Nothing

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us

Justin Timberlake, Mirrors

Miley Cyrus, We Can't Stop

Best Visual Effects

Capital Cities, Safe and Sound

Duck Sauce, It's You

Flying Lotus, Tony Tortures

Skrillex feat. the Doors Breakn' a Sweat

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