Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande react to their MTV VMAs nominations

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Best K-pop nominees BTS EXO Monsta X Red Velvet I-DLE and TXT

Ariana Grande bagged nine MTV Video Music Awards nominations.

Both the song and its parent album went on to debut at No. 1 on their respective Billboard charts, while the tune's accompanying music video was ultimately nominated for multiple MTV VMAs earlier this week - including in the Video of the Year category.

Gaga and Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their No 1 dance hit.

The South Korean septet's "ON", the lead song on the band's album "Map of the Soul 7", was nominated in the categories of Best Pop, Best Choreography and Best K-pop, according to MTV's website.

In the coveted video of the year category, Rain On Me goes up against Everything I Wanted by Eilish, Godzilla by Eminem featuring Juice Wrld, Life Is Good by Future featuring Drake, The Man by Swift and Blinding Lights by The Weeknd.

MTV said last month that some VMA performances would take place at unspecified NY landmarks and that social distancing and limits on capacity would be enforced at the 19,000-seat indoor venue.

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Up for Best Quarantine Performance are Post Malone (Nirvana Tribute), Chloe x Halle (Do It from MTV's Prom-athon), CNCO's MTV Unplugged at Home set, DJ D-Nice's performance at Club MTV Presents: #DanceTogether, Lady Gaga (Smile, part of her One World: Together At Home broadcast) and John Legend's contribution to the #TogetherAtHome Concert Series.

Grande's first duet with Justin Bieber, Stuck with U, was nominated in the new best music video from home field, along with Drake's Tootsie Slide, Legend's Bigger Love and Level of Concern from Twenty One Pilots. R&B star H.E.R.'s 'I Can't Breathe,' Anderson.Paak's 'Lockdown' and Lil Baby's 'The Bigger Picture' all scored nominations in the video for good category. She scored five nominations overall, while Drake, Dua Lipa, J Balvin and Bieber earned four nominations apiece.

Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby - that launched No. 1 pop hits this past year - got three distinct each, such as bids for artist of the year. Their competition includes Gaga, Bieber, The Weeknd and Post Malone.

"BTS, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Future, Karol G along with Doja Cat - that topped the charts this season along with her Dr. Luke-produced crush" Say So" - also got three nods each.

Fans can vote for winners online.

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