Dynamic Duo: Rihanna and Drake Lead Nominations For MTV Video Music Awards

July 31, 2012  |  

MTV announced their VMA award nominations this morning and Rihanna and Drake got five nods each.

The music channel’s website reported that Rihanna picked up Video Of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video nominations for “We Found Love”. She received a Best Choreography and Best Visual Effects nomination for  “Where Have You Been”. In addition, the singer’s video with Coldplay “Princess of China” received nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Direction.

Drake may have been “hurt” by Rihanna on the relationship-front, but the professional collaboration definitely didn’t hurt his career. For their music video “Take Care”, Drake received Best Male Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography nominations. His video “HYFR” with Lil’ Wayne was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video.

So out of 15 categories, Rihanna’s name shows up (either solo or as a feature) in 8 categories, with “Take Care” and “We Found Love” both receiving Video of the Year nominations.

Not too shabby for one of the richest entertainers under 30. The starlet heard the news of her nominations this morning and tweeted a thank you to her fans:

As for the rest of the nominations, Digital Spy reports:

Katy Perry also did well, earning three nods for ‘Wide Awake’ and one for ‘Part of Me’, while acts such as Frank Ocean, The Throne, Beyoncé and MIA won three nominations each.

Justin Bieber, fun., Linkin Park, Avicii, Gotye, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Duck Sauce, Skrillex and Lana Del Rey all picked up two nods, as did One Direction – winning the boyband battle with The Wanted, who got one.

Battling with Rihanna and Drake for The ‘Video of the Year’ category is Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, Perry’s ‘Wide Awake’ and MIA’s ‘Bad Girls’.

Click here for the full list of nominations.

Who do you think will take home the win in these categories?

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