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The nominees for MTV's 2013 Video Music Awards were announced Wednesday with Justin Timberlake and Macklemore in the lead.
With six nominations each, Timberlake had the year's best-selling album with "The 20/20 Experience" while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had 2013's best-selling single, "Thrift Shop."
Timberlake's hit single "Mirrors" picked up Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Bet Editing, while his song "Suit & Tie" received Best Direction and Best Collaboration between himself and Jay-Z.
Alternately, Macklemore & Lewis' "Thrift Shop" picked up a Video of the Year nomination.
However, it was their Ray Dalton collaboration "Can't Hold Us" that earned nods for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, and Best Editing.
Landing Macklemore and Lewis' sixth nomination was their equality anthem "Same Love" which is in the running for Best Video with a Social Message.
Other leading nominees for the 2013 VMA's included Bruno Mars who earned four nods and Robin Thicke with three nominations.
Pink, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Miley Cyrus also picked up three nominations apiece.
Taylor Swift, Drake, Calvin Harris and Fun. are also among the most-nominated artists this year.
The coveted Best Female Video Award will be chosen among nominees Rihanna, Cyrus, Swift, Pink and Demi Lavoto.
British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran picked up a nomination for Best Male Video with his song "Lego House." Fellow Brits Alt-J and Mumford & Sons also picked up nominations this year.
This year's MTV VMA's will take place live in Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center on Aug. 25. It will mark the first time the event will take place in the city's famed borough.
See a full list of the 2013 MTV VMA nominees here.
The 2013 VMA winners are up for the audience to decide, and voting began in general VMA categories on Wednesday. Visit VMA.MTV.com or MTV's Facebook page to vote for your favorite artist.