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Rihanna And Drake Lead MTV VMA Nominations

by Andrew Tijs on August 1, 2012

in News

MTV have announced the nominees for their Video Music Awards and Rihanna is all over them.

Rihanna, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Rihanna, Photo Ros O'Gorman

The VMAs are often the most fun award ceremony of the season, and expect Rihanna to get on stage at least once, as she leads the nominations with five for herself and six as a guest on Drake and Coldplay tracks.

Drake himself snagged five nominations, and Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj four. Kanye nabs four nominations, two for ‘Mercy’ and two for Watch The Throne tracks. M.I.A. got three for her ‘Bad Girls’ clip.

Teen heartthrobs didn’t do as well as expected, Bieber and One Direction only getting two nominations each. But our very own Gotye scored two nominations – ‘Video Of The Year’ and ‘Best Editing’.

They’ll hand out the Moonmen on September 6 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, with performances from Alicia Keys, One Direction and more.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’
Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’
Drake feat. Rihanna, ‘Take Care’
M.I.A., ‘Bad Girls’

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, ‘We Are Young’
Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Call Me Maybe’
Frank Ocean, ‘Swim Good’
One Direction, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
The Wanted, ‘Glad You Came’

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, ‘Heartbeat’
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, ‘HYFR’
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, ‘Mercy’
Watch The Throne, ‘Paris’
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, ‘Beez in the Trap’

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, ‘Boyfriend’
Frank Ocean, ‘Swim Good’
Drake feat. Rihanna, ‘Take Care’
Chris Brown, ‘Turn Up the Music’
Usher, ‘Climax’

Best Female Video
Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’
Katy Perry, ‘Part of Me’
Beyonce, ‘Love on Top’
Nicki Minaj, ‘Starships’
Selena Gomez & The Scene, ‘Love You Like a Love Song’

Best Pop Video
One Direction, ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, ‘We Are Young’
Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’
Justin Bieber, ‘Boyfriend’
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, ‘Payphone’

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, ‘Paradise’
The Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’
Linkin Park, ‘BURN IT DOWN’
Jack White, ‘Sixteen Saltines’
Imagine Dragons, ‘It’s Time’

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, ‘Big Bad Wolf’
Calvin Harris, ‘Feel So Close’
Skrillex, ‘First of the Year (Equinox)’
Martin Solveig, ‘The Night Out’
Avicii, ‘Le7els’

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, ‘Skyscraper’
Rise Against, ‘Ballad of Hollis Brown’
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Dark Side’
Gym Class Heroes, ‘The Fighter’
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, ‘Is Anybody Out There?’
Lil Wayne, ‘How to Love’

Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’
Drake feat. Rihanna, ‘Take Care’
Lana Del Rey, ‘Born to Die’
Regina Spektor, ‘All the Rowboats’
Of Monsters & Men, ‘Little Talks’

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, ‘Turn Up the Music’
Rihanna, ‘Where Have You Been’
Beyonce, ‘Countdown’
Avicii, ‘Le7els’
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, ‘Dance Again’

Best Cinematography
M.I.A., ‘Bad Girls’
Adele, ‘Someone Like You’
Drake feat. Rihanna, ‘Take Care’
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, ‘Princess of China’
Lana Del Rey, ‘Born to Die’

Best Direction
M.I.A., ‘Bad Girls’
Duck Sauce, ‘Big Bad Wolf’
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, ‘Princess of China’
Frank Ocean, ‘Swim Good’
Watch The Throne, ‘Otis’

Best Editing
Beyonce, ‘Countdown’
A$AP Rocky, ‘Goldie’
Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
Watch The Throne, ‘Paris’
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, ‘Mercy’

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’
Rihanna, ‘Where Have You Been’
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, ‘Turn Me On’
Linkin Park, ‘BURN IT DOWN’

 

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