Katy Perry's "Firework" had enough sparks to help her claim a leading nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, including video of the year.
Perry -- who hosted the network's Wednesday night special announcing the nominations -- was also nominated for best female video for "Firework," and best pop video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)."
Adele tied Kanye West with seven nominations. The best-selling Brit will compete with Perry for top video with "Rolling in the Deep." Others in the category include the Beastie Boys for "Make Some Noise"; rapper Tyler, the Creator for "Yonkers"; and Bruno Mars for "Grenade."
The VMAs will air live from Los Angeles on Aug. 28.