Rihanna, Drake, and Katy Perry lead all nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with five nods a piece. Before you ask, yes. Beyonce was nominated as well… for three awards. The announcements were made bright and early this morning, and with the nominees also came the announcement of a first performer: Alicia Keys, who will most likely perform her newest single “New Day”.
This year, fans will have the power to choose who wins, which, to me, diminishes the value of the award. We all know that fan decisions always boil down to popularity contests, rather than who really deserves to win based on the quality of their content. But, hey, I’m just a girl who blogs. What do I know?
You can take a look at the full list of nominees here. Anyone get left off? Let us know in the comment section.
The show airs live Thursday, September 6th at 8/7c on MTV.