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MTV VMAs 2012 Nominees Revealed!

MTV VMAs 2012 Nominees Revealed!

The nominees for the 2012 MTV VMAs have been revealed!

Rihanna and Drake lead the pack with five nominations each, including Best Pop Video, Best Male Video, Best Female Video, and Video of the Year for their collaboration “Take Care.”

Katy Perry nabbed four nominations while Beyonce, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, and Frank Ocean tied for three nods each.

Lana Del Rey, Chris Brown, and Justin Bieber each scored two nominations.

Alicia Keys and One Direction are confirmed to perform!

The 2012 MTV VMAs airs live Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Head on over to to vote for your favorites!

Click inside for a full list of 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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44 Responses to “MTV VMAs 2012 Nominees Revealed!”

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  1. 1
    gisele Says:


  2. 2
    Johnny Says:

    just as Judith said I didn’t even know that you can earn $8525 in 1 month on the internet. have you seen this web link (Click on menu Home more information)

  3. 3
    Nicola Says:

    I am ashamed of my generation.

  4. 4
    AnaTheGreat Says:

    all this is a big bullshit!!!!!

  5. 5
    Denise Says:

    Coldplay the best!

  6. 6
    somali girl Says:

    Let’s hope the beached whale A.K.A beYAWNce does not win.

  7. 7
    Alaia Says:

    These nominations are a howler. My personal favourite is the category ‘Best Video with a Message’.

    And worst of all, they nominated Demi Lovato in that category, the chick that dresses like a whóre. I’ll be laughing at that for a few days.

  8. 8
    Geetika Says:

    FUN. FUN. FUN.

  9. 9
    Ev Says:

    It’s like they go out of their way to have such crappy nominees. One Direction? lol. They are a product of some crappy manufactured reality TV show. Rihanna? Can that chick hold a note? We’ve all heard her perform Hero. Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato? Are 9-year-olds voting for this thing?

  10. 10

    Beyonce? AGAIN? with no single hit video nominated?
    wondered how much she payed for again ! this is a joke

  11. 11
    Sophie Says:

    seriously katy perry? 4 nominations? if she performs wide awake like she did at the billboard awards I’m going to have to change the channel like YIKES it was sooo bad.

  12. 12
    GGGive Says:

    gooo rihanna!!!
    and i’m suprised for m.i.a’s bad girls getting so many nominations!! i love her!! go m.i.a

  13. 13
    ania Says:

    just one nomination for Kelly Clarkson?! you’ve got to be kidding me!

  14. 14
    Meg Says:

    why is beyonce still getting awards for a cd that came out 2 years ago it feels like. LOL

  15. 15
    Lailah Says:

    I love One Direction, #dealwithit.

  16. 16
    Hello Says:

    @Lailah: No, honey. I think that’s something you’re going to have to do with. They suck.

  17. 17
    Mimi Says:

    Who cares about this flop award show.

  18. 18
    lulu Says:

    Nothing against Beyonce but best choreography for Countdown? She stole that choreo from a Belgian choreographer!!!

  19. 19
    the truth Says:

    I don’t know what crawled up half of your ass, because Demi is talented. She pours her struggles into her music and is an amazing SINGER. She deserves her nomination. Skyscraper is an inspiring song. Don’t let her past fool you. One Direction, KP, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and the Biebs, are SH*T. I tried sitting through their live performances and they ALWAYS fail to deliver- admittedly Zayn can sing well enough- just stuck in a talentless group. Calling them artists is a stretch. One nomination for Kelly Clarkson is a farce. She is so underrated. Why is Beyonce still nominated. There’s nothing original about her!!!

  20. 20
    ivelisse Says:

    @gisele: you REALLY need to experience real music and talent if your idea of a world icon and talent is J.Lo…

  21. 21
    haha Says:

    The nomination this year is a big bullshit! It used to be so good at britney, xtina, justin, arvil, p!nk time and now … wow selena gomez best female video wow….. its not the kid choice award btw

  22. 22
    Anytime Says:

    Where the hell is Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger, Mr. Know it all? Justin Bieber for video of the year and Selena Gomez for BEst female video? WOW! such a shame for VMAs! They rather put a Justin Bieber & Friends nomination than this **** nomination list

  23. 23
    Carol Says:

    i just CAN’T believe Regina Spektor was nominated!! She’s too good for this award show. omg

  24. 24
    Teri Says:

    Is This a Joke??

  25. 25
    Carrie Says:

    Beyonce, Katy, Rihanna, Bieber…..It’s the same nominees every year….What about Foo Fighters? Radiohead? Doesn’t anybody know any REAL music anymore..

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