Rihanna tops MTV nominations

Last updated 09:26 01/08/2012
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LEADING LADY: Rihanna has amassed 10 nominations at the MTV Music Video Awards

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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

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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

Who are your favourites?

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