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Justin Timberlake leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Justin Timberlake has sealed his triumphant return to the charts by picking up six nominations for this year's (13) MTV Video Music Awards.

The Cry Me A River hitmaker began his stellar comeback earlier this year (13) with the release of The 20/20 Experience, his first studio album in seven years, and the record has now garnered him a pile of nods for the annual MTV prizegiving.


Timberlake is up for the coveted Video of the Year trophy, as well as Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing for Mirrors, while his collaboration with rapper Jay-Z, Suit + Tie, is also up for Best Collaboration and Best Direction.


The singer's main rivals at the ceremony are Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, who have also picked up six nods, including Video of the Year for Thrift Shop, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Editing for Can't Hold Us, as well as Best Video with a Social Message.


Other acts to land nods include Bruno Mars, who is up for four awards, while Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Mars have all been nominated in three categories.


The star-studded ceremony will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on 25 August (13).


The list of main nominees is as follows:

Video of The Year:


Justin Timberlake, Mirrors


Macklemore + Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, Thrift Shop


Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven


Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines


Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble

Best Hip-Hop Video:


Macklemore + Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, Can't Hold Us


Drake, Started From The Bottom


Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools


A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, F**kin Problems


J. Cole featuring Miguel, Power Trip

Best Male Video:


Justin Timberlake, Mirrors


Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines


Bruno Mars, Locked Out of Heaven


Ed Sheeran, Lego House


Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools

Best Female Video:


Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko, Stay


Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble


Miley Cyrus, We Can't Stop


Pink featuring 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 featuring Jay-Z, Suit + Tie


Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera, Feel This Moment


Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding, I Need Your Love


Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines


Pink featuring 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 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


30 Seconds To Mars, Up In The Air


Vampire Weekend, Diane Young.