(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruno Mars performs at Bridgestone Arena (Credit: Getty Rick Diamond)

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruno Mars performs at Bridgestone Arena on August 17, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Atlantic Records) Mars is up for several 2013 VMAs, including Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year.

2013 MTV Video Music Award Nominees

This year's MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruno Mars performs at Bridgestone Arena
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(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Bruno Mars performs at Bridgestone Arena on August 17, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Atlantic Records) Mars is up for several 2013 VMAs, including Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Video of the Year.

Recording artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams perform
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Recording artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams perform onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET) They are up for Video of the Year for "Blurred Lines" at the 2013 VMAs, among other awards.

Kendrick Lamar, winner of the Best New Artist
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Kendrick Lamar, winner of the Best New Artist Award poses in the Backstage Winner's Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for BET) Lamar is up for several 2013 VMAs, including Best Male Video.

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Singer Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the 2013
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Singer Justin Timberlake performs onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Singer Miley Cyrus accepts the Choice Style Icon
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Singer Miley Cyrus accepts the Choice Style Icon award at the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. Cyrus is up for several 2013 VMAs, including Best Song of the Summer, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

Macklemore & Lewis perform at Rumsey Playfield in
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Macklemore & Lewis perform at Rumsey Playfield in New York City. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Recording Artist J. Cole performs onstage at the
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Recording Artist J. Cole performs onstage at the DoSomething.org and VH1's 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on July 31, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) He is up for several 2013 VMAs.

Demi Lovato accepts the Choice Female Artist award
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Demi Lovato accepts the Choice Female Artist award onstage at the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) She is up for Best Female Video at the 2013 VMAs.

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Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall, of Mumford &
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Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall, of Mumford & Sons, perform for fans on day 1 of the 2013 Splendour In The Grass Festival on July 26, 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) The group is up for Best Rock Video at the 2013 VMAs.

Recording artists Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky perform
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Recording artists Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky perform onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET) Both are up for 2013 VMAs in the Best Hip-Hop Video category.

Ezra Koenig, of Vampire Weekend, performs onstage at
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Ezra Koenig, of Vampire Weekend, performs onstage at the Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway on June 23, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival) The group is up for Best Rock Video at the 2013 VMAs.

Singer Austin Mahone attends the 2013 MDA Show
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Singer Austin Mahone attends the 2013 MDA Show Of Strength at CBS Studios on July 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images) He is up for the Best Artist to Watch award at the 2013 VMAs.

Jan. 15: Pitbull
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Jan. 15: Pitbull

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Dan Reynolds, of Imagine Dragons, performs during Lollapalooza
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Dan Reynolds, of Imagine Dragons, performs during Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park on August 2, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) The group is up for Best Rock Video at the 2013 VMAs.

Guitarist Joe Trohman, lead singer Patrick Stump, drummer
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Guitarist Joe Trohman, lead singer Patrick Stump, drummer Andy Hurley and bassist Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy perform on NBC's "Today" at the NBC's TODAY Show on July 19, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) They are up for Best Rock Video at the 2013 VMAs.

Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards
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Actress-singer Selena Gomez attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. Gomez is up for at least two 2013 VMAs, including Best Pop Video and Best Song of the Summer.

Taylor Swift, wearing Elie Saab top and shorts,
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Taylor Swift, wearing Elie Saab top and shorts, attends a press event for breaking The Staples Center's record of most sold-out shows for a solo artist held at The Staples Center on August 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. Swift is up for several 2013 VMAs, including Best Female Video and Video of the Year.

Rihanna attends as the Rihanna for River Island
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Rihanna attends as the Rihanna for River Island collection is launched at the Oxford Street River Island store on March 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images) She is up for Best Female Video at the 2013 VMAs for "Stay" featuring Mikky Ekko.

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Singer Ed Sheeran attends the Teen Choice Awards
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Singer Ed Sheeran attends the Teen Choice Awards 2013 at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 11, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Sheeran is up for Best Male Video at the 2013 VMAs.

Pink, who did not attend the MTV Video
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Pink, who did not attend the MTV Video Music Awards show at the Barclays Center on Aug. 25, 2013 in Brooklyn, won a Moonman for best collaboration, for "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring Nate Ruess.

Iggy Azalea performs on the Sonic Stage during
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Iggy Azalea performs on the Sonic Stage during day 3 of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) She is up for the Best Artist to Watch award at the 2013 VMAs.

(L-R) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis
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(L-R) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik from One Direction speak on stage ahead of the "One Direction This Is Us" world premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. The band is up for 'Song of the Summer' at the 2013 MTV VMAs.

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