Rihanna leads MTV VMA nominations
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 9:02a.m.
Rihanna leads the nominations at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with an impressive 10.
The singer is up for the coveted Video of the Year award for her international hit ‘We Found Love’ as well as her collaboration with rapper Drake, ‘Take Care’.
The Bajan beauty is also named in the Best Female Video, Best Choreography, Best Visual Effects and Best Pop Video categories.
Collaborations with Coldplay and Drake have seen the star nominated twice for some of the trophies, bringing in a total of 10 nods for Rihanna.
Her duet partner and rumoured love interest Drake also scored high with five nominations including Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Male Video - where he will face romantic rival Chris Brown.
Rihanna’s best friend Katy Perry follows in third place with four nominations from her record-breaking Teenage Dreams album.
Other highly-regarded nominees include Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Gotye.
As well as being nominated for their first VMA as Best New Artist, One Direction are set to perform at the glamorous ceremony. Fellow British boy band The Wanted also scored a nod in the same category.
Soul sensation Alicia Keys will be taking to the stage on September 6 when music’s great will be honoured in Los Angeles.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are due to take place at 8pm ET/PT at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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 Monáe, ‘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 Knowles, ‘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 Monáe, ‘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 Knowles, ‘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 Knowles, ‘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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