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Five nods for Rihanna

Rihanna and Drake are the ones to beat at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards!

The We Found Love singer, 24, and the Headlines rapper, 25, lead this year’s nominees with five nods each, the network announced July 31. Last year’s big winner, Katy Perry, 27, scored four nominations.

Beyonce, 30, Coldplay, Frank Ocean, 24, and M.I.A., 37, scored three nods each. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live September 6 at 8 p.m. EST; Alicia Keys and One Direction are slated to perform.

Here are a few of the 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 Monae, “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”

Beyonce, “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 Monae, “We Are Young”

Rihanna, “We Found Love”

Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”

Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

(Us Weekly)

One Response to Five nods for Rihanna

  1. Carlinton May 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Rihanna has made us proud. Another icon in the West Indies.
    Congrats for winning the MTV Video of the Year award.

    Wish you all the best in your music career.


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