Rihanna Gets Nominated For 2 MTV VMA Japan 2013!

MTV Japan today announced nominees, hosts and the first three performers to be featured in its annual biggest music event, MTV VMAJ 2013, set to take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on Saturday, June 22. The show will premiere on MTV Japan on Sunday, June 23 at 8pm (Tokyo), and will air across MTV’s global network including MTV Asia (details to be announced).

“MTV Video Music Awards Japan” debuted in 2002 as one of the biggest music event in Japan. Paying tribute to the art of music video, the show will award both Japanese and international artists selected by audiences based on artistic and technical excellence. Hosted by the first combination of Japanese powerhouse actor Nobuaki Kaneko and actress Atsuko Maeda, MTV VMAJ 2013 will be broadcast worldwide on MTV channels, with potential viewership expected to reach over half-billion households.

Best Female Video
• ALICIA KEYS “Girl on Fire feat. NICKI MINAJ” (Dir: Sophie Muller)
• JUJU “Arigatou” (Dir: Tsugihisa Tanaka)
• Kana Nishino “Always” (Dir: Nobu Sueyoshi)
• RIHANNA “Diamonds” (Dir: Anthony Mandler)
• TAYLOR SWIFT “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Dir: Declan Whitebloom)

Best R&B Video
• ALICIA KEYS “Girl on Fire feat. NICKI MINAJ” (Dir: Sophie Muller)
• Namie Amuro “In The Spotlight (TOKYO)(from ALBUM “Uncontrolled”)” (Dir: Shigeaki Kubo)
• FRANK OCEAN “Pyramids” (Dir: Nabil Elderkin)
• MILIYAH KATO “LOVERS partII feat.waka-danna” (Dir: Tomoo Noda)
• RIHANNA “Diamonds” (Dir: Anthony Mandler)

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