Taylor Swift tops MTV prize nominees
Taylor Swift leads the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nominations.
The 25-year-old singer is the top nominee this year, with her star-studded Bad Blood receiving nods in seven categories including best collaboration, best cinematography and video of the year.
The video, which features her celebrity friends such as Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne and Hailee Steinfeld, is also up for best art direction, best direction, best editing and best visual effects. Her other two nominations are for her other hit Blank Space.
Ed Sheeran has six nominations, while Beyonce, Lamar and Mark Ronson have five each.
Miley Cyruswill host the VMAs, which will air live on August 30.