The 2012 MTV VMA Nominees Are Out: Drake and Rihanna Lead The Pack!

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It’s that time of the year: when MTV acts as though they actually still play music videos! Yes, it’s the official announcement of the MTV VMA’s for 2012.

Rihanna and Drake are leading the field for the 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominations. Both artists got five noms, with Katy Perry coming in second with four.

The show, which airs September 6 in LA will be aired live at 7PM eastern time. With performances by Alicia Keys and first-time VMA nominees One Direction, you know the show WILL be full of surprises.

Here’s the complete 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 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”

For the rest of the nominations head to MTV.com, where you can cast your vote!

Who are you most excited to see this year at the VMAs? Who do you think will walk away with the coveted Video of the Year? Share all your thoughts in the comments below!


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