Notable Nominations: The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

You’ve had the songs on repeat and helped rack up millions of views on YouTube, and now the nominations for the MTV VMAs have just been announced. Rihanna and Drake tie for the most nods with 5 each, while Katy Perry comes in a close second with 4, beating out the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye, Beyoncé, and Coldplay. The competition will be fierce as new acts like The Wanted, Frank Ocean, Fun.and Carly Rae Jepsen are also in the running for the coveted Moonman. Here are a few highlights from the nominees list:

Video of the Year:
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody 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 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 Male Video:
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

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