Thursday, August 2, 2012

2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The Nominations Are In!

The MTV VMA nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake have plenty to celebrate. Each artist earned five MTV Video Music Award nominations, the most by any artist. Katy Perry is close behind with four nominations.

The awards, which will feature performances from Alicia Keys and British boy band One Direction, will be handed out during a televised show in Los Angeles on Sept 6. Winners are picked by public voting.

Nominees for best new artist include Fun. featuring Janelle Monae for "We Are Young," Carly Rae Jepsen for "Call Me Maybe" and Frank Ocean for "Swim Good."

Joining Drake and Frank Ocean in the best male video category are Justin Bieber for "Boyfriend", Chris Brown for "Turn Up the Music" and Usher for "Climax".

Along with Rihanna and Perry, best female pop video nods also went to Beyoncé for "Love on Top," Nicki Minaj for "Starships" and Selena Gomez & The Scene for "Love You Like a Love Song".

For the full list of nominees, head over to MTV.com.


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