Rihanna & Drake Lead 2012 MTV VMA Nominations

rihanna & drake get most vma nominations

Rihanna and Drake will have quite a night at the 2012 MTV VMA awards! They each received the most nominations with five apiece. And to make things even more interesting: Rihanna and Drake both face off against Chris Brown but in different categories. This should make for one INTERESTING show.

The other big shock about the noms is Lady Gaga: she received ZERO nominations this year. I wonder if her little monsters are already organizing a protest?

Below is a complete list of the nominations (after Best Video and Best New Artist, you can see the rest of the nominations by clicking on the More link).

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”
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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”
  • 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”