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Rihanna leads MTV VMA nominations 

added: 31 Jul 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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

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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