Drake & Rihanna Lead 2012 MTV Video Music Award Nominations With 5 Nods Each [Full List/Video Inside]

 

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The nominations are in for the 2012 VMA Awards. Rihanna and Drake lead the pack with 5 nods each. Riri has a shot to take home awards in several big categories including Video of the Year for her solo record "We Found Love" and her duet with Drake on his "Take Care."

 

She is also nominated for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

 

In addition to his Video of the Year nod, Drizzy has a shot to win Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video, as well as Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.

 

Katy Perry follows close behind with four nominations, while Frank Ocean, The Throne, M.I.A., Beyonce and Coldplay all have a shot in three categories.

 

Katy Perry

 

Newcomers A$AP Rocky and Childish Gambino are each nominated in one category.

 

Full List of 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees:

 

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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Comment by M.K.J... on August 1, 2012 at 7:07pm
THE VMAS BEEN WACK SINCE LIKE 2008 BUT I'LL WATCH THO LOL....
Comment by Follow Me @iCardsFan502 on August 1, 2012 at 6:51pm
Drake's a hoe.
Comment by R.E. Dykes Sr on August 1, 2012 at 5:25am
Eminemm Really is a fk ing Pupit He is only aloud to do certain things and trhat is brake records ,m ake new ones or hide good artisat though but he is actually done with music cause3 he cant do what he wants to do any damn more
Comment by JumpyB. on August 1, 2012 at 1:21am
mtv dont even show videos anymore. just 16 yr old preggo bithesc and some old hoes from jersey
Comment by Tony Viera on July 31, 2012 at 1:25pm
all artist nominated this year are wack!! horrible!!
Comment by ThuggedOutNerd on July 31, 2012 at 11:23am
I miss when Eminem dominated the MTV Video Music Awards. Each time he would accept an award, you had Moby talking crap, you had the camera showing the faces of all the pop stars he dissed, it was great. When 50 was involved there was always drama and these guys wouldn't back down. Now you have Lil Wayne, "How to Love"? Give me a break. He is officially, just like Drake and Nicki, a Pop Artist who occasionally raps. haha jeez.
Comment by Kia on July 31, 2012 at 10:08am
Reallly none make sense



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