EXCLUSIVE: MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Announced!!!

Today MTV released the full list of nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Rihanna and Drake lead the nominations with 5 each and Katy Perry comes second with 3 nominations. It still is unclear who will perform or who will even host the show however rumours have been circulating that Russell Brand will host the show again this year. Queen of Pop Lady Gaga was sadly left out of this year nominations and some of her little monsters are not happy about that and have taken to Twitter to release there anger. Hopefully Rihanna and Nicki Minaj will perform this year as they have successfully become 2012’s biggest female artist. The show will take place in September so stay tuned to MTV to find out when it is happening.

Here is the full nominations list:

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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