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Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson earn multiple MTV VMA nominations

By Karen Butler
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Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson earn multiple MTV VMA nominations
Beyonce's "7/11" is nominated for MTV's top Video Music Award -- Video of the Year. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson led the pack with the most Moonman nods when the MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced Tuesday.

Miley Cyrus is to serve as host of the ceremony, which is to take place Aug. 30 at the Microsoft Theater -- formerly Nokia Theatre L.A., LIVE -- in Los Angeles.

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The nominees for the top prizes are --

VIDEO OF THE YEAR Beyoncé – "7/11" Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud" Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"

BEST MALE VIDEO Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud" Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" Kendrick Lamar – "Alright" The Weeknd – "Earned It" Nick Jonas – "Chains"

BEST FEMALE VIDEO Beyoncé – "7/11" Taylor Swift – "Blank Space" Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda" Sia – "Elastic Heart" Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen" Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda" Kendrick Lamar – "Alright" Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again" Big Sean ft. E-40 – "IDFWU"

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BEST POP VIDEO Beyoncé – "7/11" Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud" Taylor Swift – "Blank Space" Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" Maroon 5 – "Sugar"

BEST ROCK VIDEO Hozier – "Take Me to Church" Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman" Florence + the Machine – "Ship To Wreck" Walk the Moon – "Shut Up and Dance" Arctic Monkeys – "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"

ARTIST TO WATCH presented by Taco Bell Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen" Vance Joy – "Riptide" George Ezra – "Budapest" James Bay – "Hold Back The River" FKA Twigs – "Pendulum"

BEST COLLABORATION Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood" Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk" Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again" Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder" Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE Jennifer Hudson – "I Still Love You" Colbie Caillat – "Try" Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – "One Man Can Change the World" Rihanna – "American Oxygen" Wale – "The White Shoes"

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