News: 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations!

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Congratulations to all our Island Def Jam Mercury Artist’s on their 2012 VMA Nominations!

You can vote here: vma.mtv.com

Best Pop Video
Justin Bieber “Boyfriend”
Rihanna “We Found Love”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Kanye West ft. Pusha-T, Big Sean, and 2Chainz “Mercy”
Watch The Throne “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best New Artist
Frank Ocean “Swim Good”
The Wanted “Glad You Came”

Best Female Video
Rihanna “We Found Love”

Best Male Video
Frank Ocean “Swim Good”
Drake ft. Rihanna “Take Care”
Justin Bieber “Boyfriend”

Video of The Year
Drake ft. Rihanna “Take Care”
Rihanna “We Found Love”

Best Choreography
Rihanna “Where Have You Been”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Art Direction
Drake ft. Rihanna “Take Care”

Best Cinematography
Coldplay ft. Rihanna “Princess of China”
Drake ft. Rihanna “Take Care”

Best Direction
Coldplay ft. Rihanna “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean “Swim Good”
Watch The Throne “Otis”

Best Editing
Kanye West ft. Pusha-T, Big Sean, and 2Chainz “Mercy”
Watch The Throne “Paris”

Best Visual Effects
Rihanna “Where Have You Been”

THE 2012 MTV VMA’s will air LIVE on September 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Staples Center in Los Angeles!!