The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the list with five nominations each. Katy Perry got four.
Rihanna has two chances to win for Video of the Year: she's nominated for "We Found Love" and for her duet with Drake, "Take Care." Others in the category include Katy Perry, for "Wide Awake"; Gotye for "Somebody That I Used To Know"; and M.I.A. for "Bad Girls."
The Best New Artist category includes One Direction, The Wanted, fun., Carly Rae Jepsen and Frank Ocean.
Ocean's "Swim Good" will compete with Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend," Drake's 'Take Care," Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music" and Usher's "Climax" in the Best Male Video category.
The show will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 6th. Scheduled performances will come from Alicia Keys and One Direction. More artists will be announced soon.
FULL LIST OF NOMS