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Chris Brown-Drake Rematch Tops 2012 MTV Video Music Award Nominations; Rihanna, Katy Perry, One Direction Also Score

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Rihanna has definitely found love courtesy of MTV.

The singer's video for "We Found Love" earned a nod for Video of the Year, just one of five nominations she received when the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday morning.

The songstress tied with Drake to lead the pack with five nominations each. Katy Perry isn't too far behind, though, with four nods.

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Speaking of Drake, the artist also finds himself going head-to-head with his alleged bar brawl buddy Chris Brown in the Best Male Video category—fittingly, Drake is nominated for his Rihanna duet, "Take Care." (Hide your bottles!)

As for those performing on the show, it was revealed that Alicia Keys and One Direction (who snagged two nominations) will take the stage when the show airs Sept. 6 on MTV.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

 Video of the Year

  • Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
  • Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
  • Rihanna, "We Found Love"
  • Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
  • M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best New Artist

  • Fun featuring Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
  • Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
  • One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
  • The Wanted, "Glad You Came"

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"
  • Drake featuring Lil Wayne, "HYFR"
  • Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy"
  • Watch the Throne, "Paris"
  • Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"

Best Male Video

  • Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
  • Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
  • Drake featuring Rihanna, "Take Care"
  • Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
  • Usher, "Climax"

Best Female Video

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

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Best Pop Video

  • One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
  • Fun featuring Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
  • Rihanna, "We Found Love"
  • Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
  • Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"

Best Rock Video

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

Best Electronic Dance Music Video

  • Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
  • Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
  • Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"
  • Marin Solveig, "The Night Out"
  • Avicii, "Le7els"

Best Video With a Message

  • Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
  • Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown"
  • Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side"
  • Gym Class Heroes, "The Fighter"
  • K'Naan featuring Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?"
  • Lil Wayne, "How to Love"

Best Art Direction

  • Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
  • Drake featuring Rihanna, "Take Care"
  • Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"
  • Regina Spektor, "All the Rowboats"
  • Of Monsters & Men, "Little Talks"

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Best Choreography

  • Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
  • Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"
  • Beyoncé, "Countdown"
  • Avicii, "Le7els"
  • Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, "Dance Again"

Best Cinematography

  • M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
  • Adele, "Someone Like You"
  • Drake featuring Rihanna, "Take Care"
  • Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China"
  • Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"

Best Direction

  • M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
  • Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
  • Coldplay featuring Rihanna, "Princess of China"
  • Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
  • Watch the Throne, "Otis"

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Best Editing

  • Beyoncé, "Countdown"
  • A$AP Rocky, "Goldie"
  • Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
  • Watch the Throne, "Paris"
  • Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, "Mercy"

Best Visual Effects

  • Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
  • Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"
  • David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On"
  • Linkin Park, "Burn It Down"

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