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2012 MuchMusic Awards: Katy Perry, Justin Bieber + More Earn Nominations

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The MuchMusic Video Awards — Canada’s equivalent of the MTV Video Music Awards — have revealed the list of 2012 nominees, with big names like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna earning nominations in key categories.

Perry, who is confirmed as a performer for the June 17 show, is one of 10 nominees for International Video of the Year – Artist, for her ‘Last Friday Night’ clip. Her competition includes Minaj’s ‘Starships,’ Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love,’ Lady Gaga‘s ‘Marry the Night,’ and Flo Rida‘s ‘Good Feeling.’

Bieber is nominated in the category as a featured artist on Chris Brown‘s ‘Next 2 You.’ Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ is a contender for International Video of the Year by a Canadian for ‘Boyfriend.’ His girlfriend, Selena Gomez, earned a nod for International Video of the Year – Group for ‘Love You Like a Love Song,’ which takes on videos by One Direction and the Wanted.

Vancouver pop-punk band Marianas Trench and Drake are among the most-nominated acts this year. Drake is up for Video of the Year, where his ‘Headlines’ clip competes against Carly Rae Jepsen‘s ‘Call Me Maybe.’ LMFAO will be hosting the ceremony on June 17 in Toronto.

2012 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations:

Video of the Year:
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
Down With Webster – ‘She’s Dope’
Drake – ‘Headlines’
Hedley – ‘Invincible’
Marianas Trench – ‘Fallout’

Post-Production of the Year:
Down With Webster – ‘Big Wheels’
Marianas Trench – ‘Fallout’
Shaun Boothe – ‘Let Me Go’
The New Cities – ‘Heatwave’
These Kids Wear Crowns – ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Cinematography of the Year:
City and Colour – ‘Fragile Bird’
Hedley – ‘Invincible’
Kreesha Turner – ‘Rock Paper Scissors’
Marianas Trench – ‘Fallout’
Shawn Desman – ‘Moneyshot/Something Stupid’

Director of the Year:
Aleesia Feat. Big Sean – ‘Kiss It Bye Bye’
Danny Fernadnes Feat. Josh Ramsay and Belly – ‘Hit Me Up’
Down With Webster – ‘Royalty’
Marianas Trench – ‘Haven’t Had Enough’
Nelly Furtado – ‘Big Hoops’

Pop Video of the Year:
Anjulie – ‘Brand New Chick’
Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me Maybe’
Hedley – ‘Invincible’
Marianas Trench – ‘Haven’t Had Enough’
Victoria Duffield – ‘Shut Up and Dance’

MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year:
Arkells – ‘Michigan Left’
F—ed Up – ‘Queen of Hearts’
Sam Roberts Band – ‘I Feel You’
The Sheepdogs – ‘I Don’t Know’
Theory of a Deadman – ‘Chick Came Back’

MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video of the Year:
A-Game -’Cool Boyz’
Classified ft. Kayo and Jim Cuddy – ‘The Hangover’
Drake Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – ‘The Motto’
Harvey Stripes Feat. Lloyd – ‘Come On’
K’Naan Feat. Nelly Furtado – ‘Is Anybody Out There?’

MuchFACT Indie Video of the Year:
Arcade Fire – ‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’
City and Colour – ‘Fragile Bird’
Danny Fernadnes Feat. Josh Ramsay and Belly – ‘Hit Me Up’
Down With Webster – ‘She’s Dope’
LIGHTS – ‘Banner’

International Video of the Year – Artist:
Beyonce Knowles – ‘Run the World (Girls)’
Chris Brown Feat. Justin Bieber – ‘Next 2 You’
David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj – ‘Turn Me On’
Flo Rida – ‘Good Feeling’
Katy Perry – ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)’
Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
Lady GaGa – ‘Marry the Night’
Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer – ‘Give Me Everything’
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’

International Video of the Year – Group:
Bad Meets Evil Feat. Bruno Mars – ‘Lighters’
Cobra Starship Feat. Sabi – ‘You Make Me Feel’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise’
Foster the People – ‘Houdini’
Gym Class Heroes Feat. Adam Levine – ‘Stereo Hearts’
LMFAO – ‘Sexy and I Know It’
Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera – ‘Moves Like Jagger’
One Direction – ‘One Thing’
Selena Gomez and The Scene – ‘Love You Like a Love Song’
The Wanted – ‘Glad You Came’

International Video of the Year by a Canadian:
Avril Lavigne – ‘Smile’
Drake Feat. Rihanna – ‘Take Care’
Nickelback – ‘When We Stand Together’
Justin Bieber – ‘Boyfriend’
Simple Plan – ‘Astronaut’

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