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Rihanna And Drake Dominate 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

July 31st, 2012 8:15am EDT favorite Add to My News

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Former collaborators Rihanna and Drake look set to steal the show at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards after picking up the lion's share of nominations.

The biggest prize of the evening - the Video of the Year trophy - will be a showdown between Rihanna (We Found Love), Drake featuring Rihanna (Take Care), Gotye (Somebody That I Used To Know), Katy Perry (Wide Awake) and M.I.A. (Bad Girls).

Elsewhere, the Bajan beauty 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 hit-maker, 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.

Close on their heels is Katy Perry with four nominations, while several acts including Beyonce, Coldplay, Frank Ocean and M.I.A. have three shots at taking home 'Moonmen' trophies.

The Best New Artist race is between fun. (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 will perform at the 29th annual ceremony, scheduled to take place at Los Angeles' Staples Center on September 6th.

The full list of 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominees is as follows:
 
 Video of the Year:
 Katy Perry, Wide Awake
 Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know
 Rihanna, We Found Love
 Drake featuring Rihanna, Take Care
 M.I.A., Bad Girls
 
 Best New Artist:
 Fun. featuring 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 featuring Lil Wayne, HYFR
 Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, Mercy
 Jay-Z and Kanye West, N**gas in Paris
 Nicki Minaj featuring 2 Chainz, Beez in the Trap
 
 Best Male Video:
 Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
 Frank Ocean, Swim Good
 Drake featuring 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. featuring Janelle Monae, We Are Young
 Rihanna, We Found Love
 Justin Bieber, Boyfriend
 Maroon 5 featuring 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 featuring Nelly Furtado, Is Anybody Out There?
 Lil Wayne, How to Love
 
 Best Art Direction:
 Katy Perry, Wide Awake
 Drake featuring 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 featuring Pitbull, Dance Again
 
 Best Cinematography:
 M.I.A., Bad Girls
 Adele, Someone Like You
 Drake featuring Rihanna, Take Care
 Coldplay featuring Rihanna, Princess of China
 Lana Del Rey, Born to Die
 
 Best Direction:
 M.I.A., Bad Girls
 Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf
 Coldplay featuring Rihanna, Princess of China
 Frank Ocean, Swim Good
 Jay-Z and Kanye West, Otis
 
 Best Editing:
 Beyonce, Countdown
 A$AP Rocky, Goldie
 Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know
 Jay-Z and Kanye West, N**gas in Paris
 Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, Mercy
 
 Best Visual Effects:
 Katy Perry, Wide Awake
 Rihanna, Where Have You Been
 David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Turn Me On
 Linkin Park, Burn It Down.

 

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