When last year's MTV VMA Award nominations rolled around, Lorde's hit "Royals" was just starting to make its way up the charts, and was still several months away from becoming a nine-week #1 smash, so she didn't receive any nods. This year, of course, she's one of the biggest stars on the planet, and has now received two VMA nominations: Best Female, and Best Rock, both for the " Royals" video. But the New Zealand teen doesn't think she's got much chance of winning.
"Wowzer ... vma nominations!" Lorde tweeted , adding , "OMG i am the black sheep of both my categories hahahaha." She then tweeted links to MTV so that fans could vote for her, "if you feel [like it]," adding, "This probably sounds faux casual but let's face it, i'm up against katy [perry] and bey[once]. "
Indeed, her competition for Best Female not only includes Katy and Beyonce, but also Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea .
Lorde also commented on how surprised she was that the "Royals" video, which is pretty low-key, was even recognized at all. "Whether we win or not, it blows me sideways that a video starring my friends, my train platform & my game arcade could even be up for a vma," she wrote.
Lorde's competition, Katy Perry, received two nominations are for the video for "Dark Horse," but not for her elaborate, Queen of the Jungle-themed clip for "Roar." She doesn't seem to mind, though, tweeting , "I'm good with my 569,000,000+ views on Roar."
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