When she's not making headlines with revealing Vanity Fair covers and interviews, Lady Gaga is smashing records on the charts and in music award shows.
The star scored 13 MTV Video Music Awards nominations – the most ever received by an artist in a single year. The hardware is handed out September 12.
"I'm so honored for the little monsters and self-professed freaks of the universe, to have more VMA nominations in a single year than any artist," says Gaga.
"Ironically, I'm even more proud it's an unlucky number: 13."
"A long time ago, the world told me and my little monsters we would never be heard, together we changed the rules. God put me on Earth for three reasons: To make loud music, gay videos and cause a damn raucous. Thank you, MTV!"
That sums it up. We'd call her arrogant, but she's just too entertaining and forthright. She even plays off the Lady Gaga hermaphrodite rumors. It's great.
Among those lucky 13 nominations: best pop video, best dance music video, best female video and best choreography for her hit single, "Bad Romance."
The singer, who's also up for best collaboration for "Telephone" with Beyoncé, may be competing with herself more than anyone else. Her smash hits "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" are both up for best choreography and video of the year.
Congrats to Lady Gaga on the well-deserved recognition!