Katy Perry notches 9 MTV VMA Award nominations

Katy Perry accepts the award for Choice Single of they Year at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

July 21, 2011 6:25:35 AM PDT
Katy Perry's "Firework" had enough sparks to help her claim a leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year.