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Taylor Swift fails to pick up a single MTV VMA nomination while ex Calvin Harris gets nod

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Taylor Swift failed to pick up a single MTV Video Music Awards nomination Tuesday while her ex Calvin Harris received two nods.

One of Harris' nominations was for "This is What You Came For," which he co-wrote with his former girlfriend.

Swift on the other hand will walk away from this year's show with no wins. Since the pop star's "1989" album came out in 2014, her recent singles "Wildest Dreams," "Out of the Woods" and "New Romantics" were ineligible.

Beyonce and Adele were the top nominees where their music videos will compete against Kanye West's controversial "Famous" for video of the year.

"Famous," Beyonce's "Formation" and Adele's "Hello" will battle Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Drake's "Hotline Bling" for the top prize when the VMAs air live Aug. 28 from New York's Madison Square Garden.

West's infamous "Famous" features what appears to be naked images of the rapper and other celebrities, including Swift, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Bill Cosby. The song is at the center of his current war with Swift: Kardashian recently leaked audio of Swift giving West her blessing after he told her the lyric, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex." But Swift later said she was upset because West did not play her the entire track or tell her the full lyric regarding her, which included the line, "Why? I made that bitch famous."

Beyonce, though, is the overall VMA leader with 11 nominations — marking a career best for the pop diva, who released her Emmy-nominated "Lemonade" visual album this year. Adele is behind her with eight nominations.

The songstresses will compete for best female video along with Rihanna, Sia and Ariana Grande.

West is nominated for best male video against Drake, the Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and Calvin Harris.

David Bowie, who died from cancer earlier this year, is nominated for best direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for "Lazarus" — a video that showed him frail and lying in bed, eyes bandaged. It was released several days before the icon's Jan. 10 death.

Others who earned multiple nominations include Coldplay, Desiigner, Fergie and Alessia Cara.

Fans can start voting online Tuesday. Nominees for best song of summer will be announced at a later date.

Swift won last year's video of the year with "Bad Blood," which featured Kendrick Lamar and included cameos from Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and others.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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