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Timberlake, Macklemore lead with 6 MTV VMA nods

FILE - This April 14, 2013 file photo provided by MTV shows rapper Macklemore of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performing at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (AP Photo/ MTV, Jordan Strauss, File)FILE - This April 14, 2013 file photo provided by MTV shows rapper Macklemore of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, performing at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (AP Photo/ MTV, Jordan Strauss, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The man in the suit and tie and the duo who buys clothes at thrift shops are the leaders at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced Wednesday that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations.

Timberlake's "Mirrors," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" and Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" will battle Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" for video of the year.

FILE - This May 5, 2013 file photo shows Justin Timberlake performing at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert in New York. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)FILE - This May 5, 2013 file photo shows Justin Timberlake performing at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert in New York. MTV announced Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six MTV Video Music Award nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Timberlake's "Mirrors" and "Suit & Tie" are up for best male video, pop video and collaboration, among others. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' nominations include hip-hop video and collaboration.

Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three nominations each.

The VMAs will air live Aug. 25 from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.