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Rihanna sheltered five MTV naminations under her 'Umbrella'

rihannasexygirls_jayzbeyonce_swimwear.jpgYoung Chart-topping Bajan singer Rihanna nabs five MTV nominations at this year’s prestigious MTV Video Music awards. The awards will take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas September 9.

The talented Barbadian singer will go up against various powerhouses such as Beyonce, Amy Winehouse, Fergie and Nelly Furtado, in the category for ‘Female Artiste of The Year’. The other categories that Rihanna nominated for are, Video of the Year, Video of the Year for ‘Umbrella’ and Best Director.

Even though Rihanna grabbed five nominations for the MTV awards - gets to understand that five wasn’t a big enough number for Rihanna to lead the pack of nominees - both Beyonce and Justin Timberlake tied at lucky number 7 - Kanye West settled at number five while new comer Amy Winehouse runs in behind Rihanna with three.

Rihanna is also slated to perform live at the awards.