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MTV Reveals Video Music Award 2012 Nominees

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Nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were revealed Tuesday morning on MTV.com. The trophies will be presented on Thursday, September 6, live on MTV. Alicia Keys and One Direction will perform at the ceremony.

Here are the nominees in major categories. For the full list of nominees, check out MTV.com.

Video of the Year
Drake f/ Rihanna, “Take Care”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”

Best Pop Video
fun. f/ Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”

Best Rock Video
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Coldplay, “Paradise”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Nicki Minaj f/ 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap
Watch the Throne, “Paris”

Best New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
fun. f/ Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Female Video
Beyoncé, “Love on Top
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Male Video
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Drake f/ Rihanna, “Take Care”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Avicii, “Le7els”
Calvin Harris, “Feels So Close”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

Best Video with a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Gym Class Heroes f/ Ryan Tedder, “The Fighter”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
K’Naan f/ Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”

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