Pop star Rihanna and Toronto rapper Drake are the top-nominated artists at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with five nods each.
Other nominees include last year's big winner Katy Perry, who picked up for noms, R&B singer Frank Oean, Beyoncé, Coldplay, M.I.A., Jay-Z and Kanye West as well as newcomers Lana Del Rey, Gotye, Fun., Aviccii, A$AP Rocky, The Wanted and Skrillex.
Rihanna received two nods for Video of Year for her hit "We Found Love" and her duet with Drake on "Take Care." Other nominees in the category are Katy Perry for "Wide Awake," Gotye for "Somebody That I Used To Know" and M.I.A. for "Bad Girls."
RiRi is also up for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Choreography and Best Visual Effects. Drake, meanwhile, will vie for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
Organizers have added a Best Electronic Dance Music Video category this year to acknowledge the popularity of dance music in the United States. Avicii, Martin Solveig, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Duck Sauce are up for the inaugural award.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards take place in Los Angeles on September 6. Performers include Alicia Keys and One Direction.
Check out the full list of nominees via MTV's website.
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