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Last Updated: Thursday August 06 2009 10:31 GMT

Beyonce and Lady Gaga in MTV race

Lady Gaga and Beyonce

Beyonce and Lady GaGa are set to battle it out to be queen of the MTV Music Video Awards in America next month.

The pair have got nine nominations each and are going head to head in eight categories, including best female video and video of the year.

But they face competition from Britney Spears, who's up for seven awards, including video of the year, and hoping to add to the three she won last year.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in new York on 13 September.

Green Day and Pink are among the first big name acts to confirm there'll be performing on the night.

Meanwhile, rappers Kanye West and Eminem are also in the running for video of the year, as well as best male video.

And Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Pink are joining Lady GaGa and Beyonce in the race to claim the best female video award.