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Sunday 22 April 2018

Rihanna leads MTV VMA nominations

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Rihanna leads the nominations at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with an impressive ten.

The singer is up for the coveted Video of the Year award for her international hit We Found Love as well as her collaboration with rapper Drake, Take Care.



The Bajan beauty is also named in the Best Female Video, Best Choreography, Best Visual Effects and Best Pop Video categories.



Collaborations with Coldplay and Drake have seen the star nominated twice for some of the trophies, bringing in a total of ten nods for Rihanna.



Her duet partner and rumoured love interest Drake also scored high with five nominations including Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Male Video - where he will face romantic rival Chris Brown.



Rihanna’s best friend Katy Perry follows in third place with four nominations from her record-breaking Teenage Dreams album.



Other highly-regarded nominees include Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Gotye.



As well as being nominated for their first VMA as Best New Artist, One Direction are set to perform at the glamorous ceremony. Fellow British boy band The Wanted also scored a nod in the same category.



Soul sensation Alicia Keys will be taking to the stage on September 6 when music’s great will be honoured in Los Angeles.



The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are due to take place at 8pm ET/PT at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.



Full List of 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees:



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 Monáe, 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 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 Knowles, 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 Monáe, 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 Knowles, 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 Knowles, Countdown



A$AP Rocky, Goldie



Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know



Watch 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

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