MTV Reveals Video Music Award 2012 Nominees

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Nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were revealed this morning on MTV.com. The trophies will be presented Sept. 6 live on MTV.

Here are the nominees in major categories. For the full list of nominees, check out MTV.com.

Video of the Year Drake f/ Rihanna, "Take Care" Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know" Katy Perry, "Wide Awake" M.I.A., "Bad Girls" Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Best Pop Video fun. f/ Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young" Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend" Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful" Rihanna, "We Found Love"

PHOTOS: 2012 MTV Movie Awards Highlights

Best Rock Video The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy" Coldplay, "Paradise" Imagine Dragons, "It's Time" Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines" Linkin Park, "Burn It Down"

Best Hip-Hop Video Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat" Drake f/ Lil Wayne, "HYFR" Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz, "Mercy" Nicki Minaj f/ 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap Watch the Throne, "Paris"

Best New Artist Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" Frank Ocean, "Swim Good" fun. f/ Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young" One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful" The Wanted, "Glad You Came"

Best Female Video Beyoncé, "Love on Top Katy Perry, "Part of Me" Nicki Minaj, "Starships" Rihanna, "We Found Love" Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"

Best Male Video Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music" Drake f/ Rihanna, "Take Care" Frank Ocean, "Swim Good" Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend" Usher, "Climax"

Best Electronic Dance Music Video Avicii, "Le7els" Calvin Harris, "Feels So Close" Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf" Martin Solveig, "The Night Out" Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"

Best Video with a Message Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper" Gym Class Heroes f/ Ryan Tedder, "The Fighter" Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side" K'Naan f/ Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?" Lil Wayne, "How to Love" Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown"

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