MTV announced the nominees for the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards." The ladies lead the pack as Beyonce and Lady Gaga earn nine nominations each for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi" respectively. Britney Spears follows with an impressive seven combined nominations for "Womanizer" and "Circus." Jay-Z, Green Day, Eminem, Kanye West and Coldplay will each find themselves vying for several awards on the big night. In addition, Latin Grammy(R) award-winning Puerto Rican duo Wisin Y Yandel, rapper Drake and rockers Kings of Leon are a few of the artists who have received their first VMA nomination.
Included in the impressive line-up of first-time nominees is rapper Asher Roth, who finds himself up against one of today's most notorious artists, Eminem, in the "Best Hip-Hop" category. As previously announced, Russell Brand will host and set to perform are Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse. Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and “Gossip Girl's” Chace Crawford are confirmed presenters. The "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will air live on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT) and on Sunday, September 20 at 5pm ET with Spanish subtitles on MTV Tr3s. MTV will announce additional performers, nominees and presenters on a later date.