The Born To Make You Happy hitmaker received her nominations for Best Choreography and Best Pop Video for single Till the World Ends – which only managed to peak at No.21 in the British charts – and, while she is facing other big-name stars such as Lady Gaga, Adele and Beyoncé, Britney is just happy to be mentioned in such esteemed company.
The 29-year-old pop star – who has notched four MTV awards from 28 nominations – could hardly contain her excitement when informed of her inclusion by MTV, saying: “Oh my goodness, I’m completely flattered. That is amazing! Thank you so much for telling me. That’s awesome!”
Britney then went on to say that she “grew up listening to MTV” and reckons “it’s just such an iconic thing to be able to participate in”, so to even “be presented with an award is just so flattering and I’m honoured (and) excited”.
Additionally, Britney pointed out that she never gets “used to being nominated” – and is looking forward to the 28th annual ceremony, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28.
Singer-songwriter Katy Perry tops the VMA nominations list this year, notching nine nods in various categories.
The 26-year-old has four songs in the VMA awards list, with Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) in line for Best Pop Video, Teenage Dream included for Best Cinematography, and Firework chosen in three categories – Best Art Direction, Best Female Video and the sought-after Video of the Year.
Furthermore, Katy’s collaboration with rapper-singer Kanye West on single E.T. – a No.3 hit in Britain – is up for four awards. They are Best Special Effects, Best Editing, Best Direction and, of course, Best Collaboration.