Rihanna Leads 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations


The nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are in, with RiRi leading the pack with five nods!


Rihanna has been named in the Video of the Year category for her worldwide smash hit “We Found Love”, as well as “Take Care” – her collaboration with Drake. She has also racked up additional nods for Best Female Video, Best Choreography, Best Visual Effects and Best Pop Video.

Congratulations, RiRi!

The MTV Video Music Awards 2012 will be held in Los Angeles on September 6.

Video of the Year (Vote!)
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 Female Video (Vote!)
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
‪Beyonce, “Love on Top”‬
‪Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
‪Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”
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Best Pop Video (Vote!)
‪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 Choreography
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
‪Beyonce, “Countdown”
‪Avicii, “Le7els”
‪Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

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”‬

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”
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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”
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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 Male Video (Vote!)
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

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