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Patrick Hyland Patrick Hyland
July 17th, 2013 10:00am EDT
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The 20/20 Experience

Former NSYNC member, Justin Timberlake, has nearly sealed his triumphant return to the charts as one of the most successful single artists in the biz, by picking up six nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Like the phoenix from the ashes, Timberlake slammed us early this year with a sudden entrance back into the music business with his stellar single 'Suit and Tie' - a collaboration between him and hip-hop artist and rapper, Jay-Z. Following that came his first album in seven years, the much lauded 20/20 Experience.

Timberlake stands to win the highly sought after 'Video of the Year' award, as well as the Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing for his song 'Mirrors' alone. His Collaboration with Jay-Z for 'Suit and Tie' have put him in the running for Best Collaboration and Best Direction.

However, hot on Justin's tail is a new contender, a band until recently largely unknown. Macklemore featuring Ryan Lewis, the pop-geniuses responsible for that infectious earworm 'Thrift Shop' have also picked up six nods, including Video of the Year for their hit single 'Thrift Shop' as well as Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Video With a Social Message and Best Editing for Can't Hold Us.

Other potential nominees trailing not too far behind include Bruno Mars,with four nominations, while P!nk, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Mars fall a little farther behind, each with (just) three.

The 2013 MTV VMAs will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on August 25th. Stay tuned, because as the day fast approaches, we will have more coverage and more info to bring to you.

Here's the current list of all the nominees:

Video Of The Year

Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - "Thrift Shop"

Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"

Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"

Drake - "Started From The Bottom"

Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools"

A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - "F**kin Problems"

J. Cole feat. Miguel - "Power Trip"

Best Male Video

Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"

Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"

Ed Sheeran - "Lego House"

Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools"

Best Female Video

Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko - "Stay"

Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"

P!nk feat. 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"

Artist To Watch

Twenty One Pilots - "Holding On To You"

Zedd Feat. Foxes - "Clarity"

Austin Mahone - "What About Love"

The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"

Iggy Azalea - "Work"

Best Collaboration

J ustin Timberlake feat. JAY Z -"Suit & Tie"

Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera - "Feel This Moment"

Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - "I Need Your Love"

Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

P!nk feat. 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"

Beyoncé - "I Was Here"

Best Rock Video

Imagine Dragons - "Radiocative"

Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)"

Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"

30 Seconds To Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up In The Air"

Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"

Best Art Direction

Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"

Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Up In The Air"

Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - "Q.U.E.E.N"

Lana Del Rey - "National Anthem"

alt-J - "Tesselate"

Best Choreography

Chris Brown - "Fine China"

Ciara - "Body Party"

Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - "Live It Up"

will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber - "#thatPOWER"

Bruno Mars - "Treasure"

Best Cinematography

Thirty Seconds To Mars - "Up In The Air"

Lana Del Rey - "Ride"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sacrilege"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"

A-Trak & Tommy Trash - "Tuna Melt"

Best Direction

Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z - "Suit & Tie"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sacrilege"

fun. - "Carry On"

Drake - "Started From The Bottom"

Best Editing

P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me A Reason"

Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - "Sweet Nothing"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"

Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"

Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"

Best Visual Effects

Flying Lotus - "Tiny Tortures"

Skrillex feat. The Door - "Breakin' A Sweat"

The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"

Duck Sauce - "It's You"

Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound"


In the mean time, check out both Justin's and Macklemore's hit songs which catapulted them into their place in the limelight.

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