VMAJ 2012 Nominees Announced!

20 March 2012
Gear up for one of the biggest music events of the year with the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012!

This year’s award show will be held on June 23, 2012 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan and will be hosted by electro trio Perfume. Presenters include AAA, Nobuaki Kaneko (RIZE), ROLA, SCANDAL, Anna Tsuchiya, w-inds and EXILE, Miliyah Kato, 2NE1, 2PM and J Soul Brothers III will be performing at the award show. More presenters and performances will be announced in the weeks to come.

The MTV VMAJ 2012 is also Japan’s 11th VMAJ thus far. Fans can start voting for their favorite artists and music videos on MTV Japan’s official Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/mtvjapan. Voting closes June 8, 2012.

Nominees for the MTV VMAJ 2012:

BEST MALE VIDEO
BRUNO MARS “It Will Rain”
DAVID GUETTA feat. FLO RIDA & NICKI MINAJ “Where Them Girls At”
GEN HOSHINO “Film”
JUSTIN BIEBER “Mistletoe”
NAOTO INTI RAYMI “Brave”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
NAMIE AMURO “Love Story”
AYAKA “Hajimari no Toki”
BJORK “Crystalline”
KANA NISHINO “Tatoe Donnani…”
RIHANNA feat. CALVIN HARRIS “We Found Love”

BEST GROUP VIDEO
COLDPLAY “Paradise”
IKIMONOGAKARI “Itsudatte Bokura wa”
MAROON5 feat. CHRISTINA AGUILERA “Moves Like Jagger”
MONKEY MAJIK “Hero”
2PM “I'm Your Man”

BEST NEW ARTIST VIDEO
CNBLUE “In My Head”
JAMES BLAKE “Limit to Your Love”
KYARYPAMYUPAMYU “Tsukema Tsukeru”
LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem”
2NE1 “I Am The Best”

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
EXILE “Rising Sun”
LADY GAGA “You and I”
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”
GIRLS’ GENERATION “Mr. Taxi”
TOKYO INCIDENTS “Konya wa Karasawagi”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
BON IVER “Holocene”
ONE OK ROCK “Answer is Near”
RADWIMPS “Kimi to Hitsuji to Ao”
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”
SAKANACTION “Bach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiita Seidesu”

BEST POP VIDEO
NAMIE AMURO “Naked”
BEYONCE “Run the World (Girls)”
IKIMONOGAKARI “Itsudatte Bokura wa”
RIHANNA feat. CALVIN HARRIS “We Found Love”
J Soul Brothers Ⅲ “Fighters”

BEST R&B VIDEO
AI “Independent Woman”
AMY WINEHOUSE “Our Day Will Come”
JASON DERULO “It Girl”
MILIYAH KATO “Yusha Tachi”
MAYER HAWTHORNE “The Walk”

BEST HIP POP VIDEO
DRAKE “Headlines”
JAY-Z & KANYE WEST feat. OTIS REDDING “Otis”
KREVA “Kijun”
SICK TEAM “Street Wars”
TYLER, THE CREATOR “Yonkers”

BEST REGGAE VIDEOARARE “Your Puzzle”
PUSHIM “Messenger”
SEAN PAUL “She Doesn't Mind”
SUPERHEAVY “Miracle Worker”
THE HEAVYMANNERS feat. RUMI “Breath for SPEAKER”

BEST DANCE VIDEO
DAVID GUETTA feat. FLO RIDA & NICKI MINAJ “Where Them Girls At”
JAMES BLAKE “Limit to Your Love”
PERFUME “Laser Beam”
SBTRKT “Pharaohs”
YAKUSHIMARUETSUKO TO D.V.D. “Gurugle Earth”

BEST VIDEO FROM A FILM
BRUNO MARS “It Will Rain” from “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part1”
BUMP OF CHICKEN “Good Luck” from “ALWAYS: Sancho-me no Yuhi '64”
FOO FIGHTERS “Walk” from “The Mighty Thor”
ZIYOOU-VACHI “Disco” from “Moteki”
SUPERFLY “Ai wo Kurae” from “Smuggler”

BEST COLLABORATION VIDEO
NAMIE AMURO feat. AFTERSCHOOL “Make It Happen”
JAY-Z & KANYE WEST feat. OTIS REDDING “Otis”
MILIYAH KATO x SHOTA SHIMIZU “Believe”
MAROON5 feat. CHRISTINA AGUILERA “Moves Like Jagger”
SPECIAL OTHERS & Kj (from Dragon Ash) “Sailin'”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
BEYONCE “Run the World (Girls)”
CHRIS BROWN “Yeah 3x”
LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem”
PEFUME “Laser Beam”
SHINee “Lucifer”

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
COLDPLAY “Mylo Xyloto”
JUJU “You”
KARA “Super Girl”
LADY GAGA “Born This Way”
GIRLS’ GENERATION “Girls’ Generation”

BEST KARAOKE SONG
AYAKA “Hajimari no Toki”
CHE'NELLE “Baby I Love U”
LADY GAGA “Judas”
KANA NISHINO “Esperanza”
SONAR POCKET “365 Nichi no Love Story.”

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