"We Found Love" is also nominated for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video. She was previously nominated in this category for "Take a Bow."
This is the only VMA nomination for "Starships." Minaj was previously nominated in this category last year for "Super Bass."
This is the only VMA nomination for "Part of Me" and the fifth nomination in this category for Katy Perry, who received previous bids for "I Kissed a Girl," "Hot n Cold," "California Gurls," and "Firework."
This is the only VMA nomination for "Love You Like a Love Song" and the first VMA nomination for Selena Gomez & the Scene.
This is the only VMA nomination for "Love on Top." It's the sixth nomination for Beyonce in this category. She previously won for "Crazy in Love" and "Naughty Girl."