RIHANNA And DRAKE Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations!

By on 31 July, 2012


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Former collaborators Rihanna and Drake could emerge as winners at the 2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, after picking up the lion’s share of nominations!

 

Rihanna has two chances at taking home the biggest prize of the evening (the Video of the Year trophy) after landing nods for her solo smash We Found Love and her Drake collaboration Take Care, while Gotye‘s Somebody That I Used To Know, Katy Perry‘s Wide Awake and M.I.A.‘s Bad Girls are also strong contenders in the category. 

Rihanna will also battle it out for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography and Best Visual Effects.

Drake, who was once romantically linked to the Umbrella chart-topper, was nominated in categories including Best Hip Hop Video, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Male Video – where he will go up against his rival, Chris Brown.
 

Katy Perry has bagged four nominations, while several acts are in the running with three nominations, including Beyonce, Coldplay, Frank Ocean and M.I.A.

The Best New Artist hopefuls include  is between Fun. feat. Janelle Monae. (We Are Young), Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe), Frank Ocean (Swim Good), One Direction (What Makes You Beautiful) and The Wanted (Glad You Came).
 

R&B singer Alicia Keys and boyband One Direction are among the acts who are due to perform at the 29th annual ceremony, which will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on the 6th September, 2012!

 

Here is the full list of nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards:
 

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”
Beyoncé, “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”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/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
Beyoncé, “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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7 Comments

  1. Renee Douglas

    3 August, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I agree with you AJ. That’s a kick-ass song!

  2. Renee Douglas

    2 August, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Rihanna all the way! She deserves it!

  3. Wayne Templeton

    2 August, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Chris Brown is so much better than Drake.

  4. Joanna Taylor

    1 August, 2012 at 11:58 am

    My money’s on Rihanna for winning! And where’s Lady Gaga on that list?

  5. Conrad Schmitt

    1 August, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I think Beyonce will win a couple of awards. That girl’s still got it!

  6. Michaela Jarrod

    1 August, 2012 at 9:26 am

    My money’s on Rihanna!

  7. AJ Newman

    1 August, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Been listening to ‘We Found Love’ all day. Such a cool tune!